Anna Jarzab

Location New York, NY
Occupation Writer

About Me

Oh, you know, I'm just your typical wunderkind. Psych! But I do have a book coming out from Delacorte/Random House in January 2010. It's called ALL UNQUIET THINGS and it's about two teens who solve their friend's murder. Yes, like BRICK and VERONICA MARS, except worse.

Why do you write?

I think the impulse to write--and maybe this isn't true for everyone, but it is especially true for me--comes from this desire to be known by people. I don't mean be famous, because I think you can be famous and not be known at all--in fact, I think fame is an obstacle to anyone knowing you. I don't care how much other authors talk about how their books aren't autobiographical, because I think all fiction is at least thematically dictated by the author's own heart. Whether or not the situations or characters are drawn from life is different from author to author, but the emotions always are, I believe. My books are informed by whatever I'm feeling at a certain time, or what I want to be feeling, or both. By writing them, I think I'm trying to be understood.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Love love love Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus! is one of my favorite books. I also adore Nancy Mitford, Jane Austen (obvs, I have ovaries), Charlotte Bronte (oh the rage, the rage!), Sylvia Plath, J.D. Salinger, Shakespeare, John Donne, Agatha Christie, Alice Munro and Anne Fadiman. A short and incomplete list of my favorite books: The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland, Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, The Bell Jar, The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell, Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, and Howards End.

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