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Edan Lepucki is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Meridian, and FiveChapters, among other publications, and she is the winner of the 2009 James D. Phelan Award. She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in Los Angeles, where she was born and raised.

She likes cooking, reading and filling out forms.


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Edan Lepucki It felt...incredible, surreal, weird, wonderful, amazing! My husband and I were squealing and then speechless, squealing and then speechless. I am…moreIt felt...incredible, surreal, weird, wonderful, amazing! My husband and I were squealing and then speechless, squealing and then speechless. I am incredibly grateful to Sherman Alexie for choosing to talk about my book out of all the books affected by the Hachette-Amazon dispute. And, wow, Colbert--thank you for the bump!
I am proud and excited to be a #1 bestseller at Powell's. I visited the store for the first time last fall and bought a dozen books and basically just wandered around in awe. Powell's! Me! Together! I think my face just melted off.(less)
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message 1: by Paria

Paria Edan is a great writing teacher! She kicks ass.


message 2: by Edan

Edan Awww...you guys are the best! It's not that I'm a good writing teacher, but that you guys are such wonderful writing students.
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I will return from Squaw Valley with all kinds of new ass-kicking teaching skillz.


message 3: by Ken

Ken Baumann I'm very glad we agree on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and that Chabon thing.

When I read those books, I feel like I need to buy a used bike and move to Brooklyn and wear old sweaters and listen to The Klaxons.



message 4: by Paria

Paria So last night, when you said "I've never read Ulysses," I thought you were talking about The Odyssey (what can I say? I was drunk). And I said, "I read it in high school." Only after that appeared to impress you did I realize that you were talking about the James Joyce book. By that point, of course, I was too embarrassed to explain my mistake. So I said, "Yeah...um, excerpts of it...." Ha ha. I'm a bad liar. So, ANYWAY, I do want to read Ulysses. And I do think you should start that book club.
Love, Paria


message 5: by Edan

Edan I've been to Walden Pond in the past, Donald, but that time around I just stopped to pose with these dogs, who were hanging out on the sidewalk, leashless and lovely. Their owner told me they were brothers.

Omar doesn't know a thing about this photo, Robert, so keep your mouth shut! When he's jealous his ears droop, and it's pathetic, and none of us can handle it.


message 6: by Ken (last edited Jan 11, 2010 03:03AM)

Ken Hello Edan. Many thanks for adding me as a friend. Good to meet a fellow Chaon fan.


Joshlynn Hey Edan. Hope it's alright if I added "I'm married. And pregnant." to your quotes. If not, I'll take it down. Love ya :)


message 8: by Edan

Edan Josh wrote: "Hey Edan. Hope it's alright if I added "I'm married. And pregnant." to your quotes. If not, I'll take it down. Love ya :)"

Of course! Ha!


Joshlynn So many baby books. You'll be prepared.


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