Lisa Taddeo is an American author and journalist known for her book Three Women.[1] Taddeo's work has appeared in The Best American Political Writing and The Best American Sports Writing anthologies.[2]

Lisa Taddeo
Taddeo in 2019
Taddeo in 2019
Born1979 or 1980 (age 43–44)
Short Hills, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, journalist
EducationMillburn High School
Alma materNew York University (transferred)
Rutgers University
Boston University (MFA)
Notable worksThree Women (2019)
Notable awardsPushcart Prize 2017, 2019 British Book Awards 2020
SpouseJackson Waite

Early life Edit

Taddeo was born in Short Hills, New Jersey. Her parents are Peter Taddeo, an Italian American doctor, and Pia, a fruit stand cashier from Italy.[3][4][5][6]

Education Edit

She first attended New York University but transferred to Rutgers University. Taddeo completed her Master of Fine Arts in fiction at Boston University.[7]

Writing Edit

Taddeo was an associate editor at Golf Magazine when David Granger assigned her first piece for Esquire, "The Last Days of Heath Ledger",[8] after reading her unpublished novel.[9]

In 2015 The Washington Post named her New York Magazine piece, "Rachel Uchitel is Not A Madam",[10] one of their top five long reads that stand the test of time.[11]

In 2013 she appeared in Esquire Network's 80th Anniversary special.[12]

She was awarded the William Holodnok Fiction Prize and the Florence Engel Randall Award in fiction.[13]

Taddeo is a two-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize, for her short stories "42 (2017)", published in the New England Review,[14][15][16] and "Suburban Weekend (2019)", published in Granta.[17]

Her book Three Women was released in July 2019 by Simon and Schuster.[18]

In June 2020 it won the narrative non-fiction book of the year at the British Book Awards.[19]

Animal, her debut novel, was published by Avid Reader Press in the summer of 2021, and is about "both sisterhood and female rage..."[20]

Television Edit

In July 2019, Showtime announced a series commitment adaptation of Three Women.[21] Taddeo will write and be executive producer of the series.[22]

Bibliography Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Dwyer, Kate (July 5, 2019). "A Writer of Three Women's Sex Lives Shares Her Own Journey". The New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  2. ^ BEST AMERICAN POLITICAL WRITING 2009 by Royce Flippin | Kirkus Reviews.
  3. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (2016-09-30). "My Mother Was a Bright Green Suede Fendi Bag". ELLE. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  4. ^ "Births". Martha's Vineyard Times. March 11, 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  5. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (March 3, 2016). "Rushing Is Unsafe at Any Speed". Vineyard Gazette. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Bennett, Elizabeth (July 19, 2019). "Three Women Travels to the Heart and Complexity of Desire". Vineyard Gazette. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Lisa Taddeo". Granta Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  8. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (October 11, 2017). "Heath Ledger Death - Final Days and Death of Heath Ledger". Esquire. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  9. ^ Arango, Tim (2008-03-06). "Esquire Publishes a Diary That Isn't". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  10. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (April 12, 2010). "Rachel Uchitel Is Not a Madam". Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "Opinion | Five long reads that stand the test of time". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  12. ^ Bailey, Fenton; Barbato, Randy (2013-09-23), Esquire 80th Anniversary Special, Julie Marcus, Lisa Taddeo, retrieved 2017-11-05
  13. ^ "2017 Award Winners | Women's Guild". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  14. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (April 2, 2015). "Forty-Two". New England Review. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "NER Selections Included in Pushcart Prize XLI". New England Review. 2016-11-18. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  16. ^ "Lisa Taddeo wins Pushcart Prize | BU Creative Writing". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  17. ^ "Granta on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  18. ^ Taddeo, Lisa (9 July 2019). Amazon. ISBN 978-1451642292.
  19. ^ Flood, Alison (2020-06-30). "Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-06-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ a b c "Interviews Written : Journalist Lisa Taddeo Examines What Women Desire : Authorlink". Authorlink - Writers and Readers Magazine. Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  21. ^ "Lisa Taddeo Bringing Her Bestseller "Three Women" to Showtime". Retrieved 2020-08-20.
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2019-07-25). "'Three Women' Drama From Lisa Taddeo Based On Her Book Gets Showtime Series Commitment". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-08-20.