Cathleen Schine

Schine at New York book signing, [[Barnes & Noble]]. Cathleen Schine (born 1953) is an American novelist.

Schine received her B.A. from Barnard College in 1975.

Her first book was ''Alice in Bed'' (1983), which was followed by ''To the Birdhouse'' (1990), ''Rameau's Niece'' (1993), ''The Love Letter'' (1995) and ''The Evolution of Jane'' (1998). ''The Love Letter'' was filmed in 1999. ''Rameau's Niece'' was filmed as ''The Misadventures of Margaret'' starring Parker Posey. ''She Is Me'' was released in 2003 and ''The New Yorkers'' in early 2007. Her novel ''The Three Weissmanns of Westport,'' published in February 2010, was dubbed "compulsively readable" by ''Publishers Weekly''. ''Fin & Lady'' was published in 2013.

Schine also wrote a Sunday Serial for ''The New York Times Sunday Magazine'', ''The Dead and the Naked'', which ran beginning September 9, 2007, and was published in Italy as "Miss S." One character, Miss Skattergoods, also appears in ''The Love Letter''.

Schine's work appears frequently in ''The New York Review of Books'', ''The New Yorker'' and other publications. Her essay "Dog Trouble", which was originally published in The New Yorker, was included in ''The Best American Essays of 2005''. A humor piece, "Save Our Bus Herds", was included in the anthology "Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing From The New Yorker." Her novel ''They May Not Mean To, But They Do,'' published in 2016, won the 2016 Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction.

Her most recent novel is ''Künstlers in Paradise'' (2023).

Reviewer Leah Rozen in ''People'' magazine dubbed her "a modern-day Jewish Jane Austen."

Her ex-husband is the ''New Yorker'' film critic David Denby. Schine now lives in Venice, California with her wife, Janet Meyers. Provided by Wikipedia
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