Janet Fitch had been born and raised in Los Angeles, a creation Angelino.
She attended Reed College in Portland Oregon, graduating with a degree in history, and also features much of her storytelling ability to her training as an historian. Ever since that time, she's been employed as a proofreader, typesetter, graphic artist, newspaper editor, magazine editor, freelance writer and teacher of creative writing--and of course Manpower Temp and waitress . She apologizes , when she spilled coffee on you.
Her second novel, Paint It Black, has just appeared in paperback and from Dutch, Italian, Swedish, German, Hebrew and Polish. With the audiobook is performed by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Fitch's first novel, White Oleander has been an Oprah Book Club selection, and has been translated into 24 languages, including Turkish, Mandarin and Finnish. It functioned as the cornerstone of a motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer, and Oprah Winfrey reads the audiobook. Her early adult book, Kickssurfaces. The anthology Los Angeles Noir (Akashic Noir) and Black Clock 7 both carry recent short stories.
Fitch currently teaches fiction writing at the University of Southern California Master of Professional Writing program. She regularly participates at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers summer assignments, and also will probably be teaching for the Arts 'summer program in France in the 2008 Virgina Colony. She lives at the mountains in which trash was chose by the girls of Rena Grushenka in White Oleander.
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