Jake Coburn

in New York City, The United States
January 01, 1978



Jake Coburn was born in New York City in 1978. He grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and attended several different prep schools. In 2000, he graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a degree in Modern Culture and Media.

Jake’s first novel, Prep (Dutton, 2003), is based on his teenage years, where he witnessed New York’s privileged offspring form some of the city’s most vicious street gangs. Prep was named an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a Junior Library Guild selection, and is currently being made into a movie by Paramount-MTV Films and Benderspink.

While Prep has drawn critical comparisons to S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, it is Jake’s unique writing sty

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“You know how they say the path to hell is paved with good intentions? Well, maybe the path to heaven is paved with bad ones.”
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