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Heidi Julavits

Biography

Heidi Julavits

A founding editor of The Believer magazine, the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of the PEN New  England Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction, Heidi Julavits is also the author of three critically acclaimed novels: THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT, THE EFFECT OF LIVING BACKWARDS and THE MINERAL PALACE.

Heidi Julavits

Books by Heidi Julavits

by Heidi Julavits - Essays, Nonfiction

When Heidi Julavits found her old diaries in a storage bin, she hoped to discover the early evidence of the person (and writer) she’d since become. Instead, "The actual diaries revealed me to possess the mind of a paranoid tax auditor." Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily life as a forty-something woman, wife, mother and writer. The result is THE FOLDED CLOCK, in which the diary form becomes a meditation on time and self, youth and aging, betrayal and loyalty, friendship and romance, art and ambition.

by Heidi Julavits - Fiction

Julia Severn is a student at an elite institute for psychics. Her mentor, Madame Ackermann, afflicted by jealousy, refuses to pass the torch to her young disciple. Instead, she subjects Julia to the humiliation of reliving her mother's suicide when Julia was an infant. As the two lock horns, Madame Ackermann launches a desperate psychic attack that leaves Julia the victim of a crippling ailment.