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Myla Goldberg        

Acclaimed Author of "Bee Season"

Author Myla Goldberg grew up in Maryland, escaping the suburbs as soon as possible to attend Oberlin College. After graduating in 1993 with an English degree, she spent a year in Prague writing and teaching English to former Communist ministers before moving to Brooklyn, New York, where she has been living, writing, and teaching ever since.

Her short stories have appeared in Harper's and McSweeney's. Her first novel, Bee Season, is not merely a coming-of-age story, but a delicate examination of the unraveling fabric of one family. The outcome of this tale is as startling and unconventional as her prose, which wields its metaphors sharply and rings with maturity. Bee Season was a national best-seller, which was turned into a movie starring Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche in 2005. Her second novel, Wickett's Remedy, is set during the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Goldberg's newest book, The False Friend, is an astonishingly complex drama with a simple setup: two eleven year-old girls, best friends and fierce rivals, go into the woods ... only one comes out. Deeply resonant and emotionally charged, The False Friend explores the complexities of moral judgment, the fallibility of memory, and the adults that children become -- leading us to question the truths that we accept or reject, and the lies to which we ultimately succumb. The Washington Post calls it a "fascinating and fresh" look at a topical subject.


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A Conversation with Myla Goldberg about Wickett's Remedy

Myla Does Maryland

“You’re going to get what I call an entertainment lap dance,” said Liam McEneaney. The man responsible for the Writings With Music series, which enlists writers to read while a jazz band improvises behind them, was acknowledging one of the unfortunate vicissitudes of cleverly conceived cultural programming: sometimes nobody shows.

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