Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella If You’re Not Yet Like Me, originally published by Flatmancrooked, and recently re-released by Nouvella Press. Her novel, California, will be published by Little, Brown in the spring of 2014.
She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and her short fiction has been published in Narrative Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Meridian, FiveChapters, and McSweeney’s, among others. She is a staff writer for The Millions, and teaches creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and for Writing Workshops Los Angeles, which she founded.
In 2009 she won the James D. Phelan Award for her recently-completed novel, The Book of Deeds. In March of 2011, she won second place in the 3 Quarks Daily Arts and Literature Prize for her essay, “Reading and Race: On Slavery in Fiction.”
She lives in Los Angeles–where she was born and raised–with her husband Patrick, their dog Omar Little, and their son Dixon Bean.
She likes books, dancing, and filling out forms.