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Sheila Kohler

Biography

Sheila Kohler

Sheila Kohler was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She later lived in Paris for fifteen years, where she married, completed her undergraduate degree in Literature at the Sorbonne, and a graduate degree in Psychology at the Institut Catholique. She moved to the U.S. in 1981 and earned an MFA in Writing at Columbia. She currently teaches at Princeton University. BECOMING JANE EYRE is her 10th book. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, O Magazine and included in the Best American Short Stories. She has twice won an O’Henry Prize, as well as an Open Fiction Award, a Willa Cather Prize, and a Smart Family Foundation Prize. Her novel CRACKS was nominated for an Impac Award, and has been made into a feature film to be distributed by IFC. She has been published in 8 countries.

Sheila Kohler

Books by Sheila Kohler

by Sheila Kohler - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Dora opens up to Sigmund Freud about her strange life and her father's desires as far as she is concerned. But she abruptly ends her treatment after only 11 weeks, just as Freud was convinced he was on the cusp of a major discovery. In DREAMING FOR FREUD, Sheila Kohler explores what might have happened between the man who changed the face of psychotherapy and the beautiful young woman who gave him her dreams.

by Sheila Kohler - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In BECOMING JANE EYRE, Sheila Kohler uses extensive research and her own imagination to bring the tragedy-filled circumstances of Charlotte Brontë and her family vividly to life. BECOMING JANE EYRE is the story of Anne, Emily and Charlotte as they struggle with love, family, finances and their writing.