Julie Schumacher


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Wilmington, DE
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JULIE SCHUMACHER grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University, where she earned her MFA. Her first novel, The Body Is Water, was published by Soho Press in 1995 and was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her 2014 novel, Dear Committee Members, won the Thurber Prize for American Humor; she is the first woman to have been so honored. She lives in St. Paul and is a faculty member in the Creative Writing Program and the Department of English at the University of Minnesota.

Average rating: 3.7 · 22,162 ratings · 4,417 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dear Committee Members

3.75 avg rating — 15,414 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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The Shakespeare Requirement

3.67 avg rating — 2,360 ratings — published 2018
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Black Box

3.76 avg rating — 1,788 ratings — published 2000 — 15 editions
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The Unbearable Book Club fo...

3.21 avg rating — 1,317 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Book of One Hundred Truths

3.68 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 2006 — 11 editions
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The Chain Letter

3.27 avg rating — 210 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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The Body Is Water

3.51 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Grass Angel

3.55 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Explanation for Chaos

3.83 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Doodling for Academics: A C...

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“Talking to a therapist, I thought, was like taking your clothes off and then taking your skin off, and then having the other person say, "Would you mind opening up your rib cage so that we can start?”
Julie Schumacher, Black Box

“Boredom is why God invented books.”
Julie Schumacher, The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

“My mother says that some books are good no matter when you read them, and some are good at a particular moment; they come into your life at just the right time.”
Julie Schumacher, The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

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