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Julie Schumacher grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Oberlin College and Cornell University. Her first novel, The Body Is Water(Soho Press 1995) was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is also the author of a coloring and activity book for scholars; five novels for young readers; a collection of short stories; and the nationally best-selling Dear Committee Members, which won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. The first – and so far only – female winner of the Thurber Prize, Schumacher is a professor of Creative Writing and English at the University of Minnesota, where she has been recognized as a “Scholar of the College.”

Thurber Prize for American Humor
Midwest Booksellers Choice Award

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