|Occupation||short story writer and novelist|
|Notable works||Do the Windows Open? (1997)|
The Unprofessionals (2003)
Hecht has purposely revealed very little about her personal life. According to her publisher's website, she lives in the winter on the east end of Long Island, New York, and spends summer and fall in Massachusetts. In an interview with Publisher's Weekly, Hecht said that the good reaction she got from her fellow schoolchildren gave her the idea to keep writing. "It's nice to look at a group of people and see them all smiling and laughing," she said. Hecht is somewhat reclusive about publicity, rarely giving interviews and avoiding the internet. She prefers to write by hand, sitting on a couch, and faxing her work back and forth to a typist for editing.
- Kalan, Megan; Zaleski, Jeff (August 18, 2003). "The Nature of Writing". Publishers Weekly (subscription required). Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- Scherer, Logan (Fall 2014). "Julie Hecht and the Obsessive Pleasures of Regional Fiction". J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. 2 (2): 207–214. doi:10.1353/jnc.2014.0024. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "Julie Hecht". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- Nellins, Andrew. "JULIE HECHT (interview)". Believer Magazine. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "Past Winners List". Random House. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "Do the Windows Open? (review)". Booklist. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "The Unprofessionals (review)". Booklist. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- Long, Karen R. "'The Ayatollah Begs to Differ' from Hooman Majd sheds light on modern Iran: New in Paperback". Plain Dealer. Retrieved May 8, 2015.