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Author Jami Attenberg

In Saint Mazie, author Jami Attenberg masterfully weaves fact and fiction in a novel that brings the forgotten Mazie Phillips Gordon back to life. Attenberg talked about her work and signed copies of her novel at a luncheon hosted by Friends of the SMU Libraries on campus in November. Drawing from a 1940 New Yorker profile, she adds her own fresh spin on the story of the Jazz Age party girl who winds up selling tickets at a Bowery movie theater and helping out the needy during the Great Depression. The Los Angeles Times calls Attenberg's book “a winning novel and lovely tribute.” Saint Mazie, her fifth book, will be released in Italian, French and German this year. Her next novel, All Grown Up, is slated for publication in 2017.