Amy Bloom

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  • New York Times Bestselling Author, 'In Love' and More
  • Director, Shapiro Center for Writing - Wesleyan University
  • Practicing Psychotherapist for Four Decades: Couples, Families and Small Businesses



New York Times bestselling author and psychotherapist Amy Bloom has been described by The New Yorker as getting “more meaning into individual sentences than most authors manage in whole books.” Bloom is the author of the NYT bestselling novels White Houses, Lucky Us, and Away, and Love Invents Us, a National Book Award Finalist. She has written the critically acclaimed short story collections Where the God of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me, a National Book Award nominee, and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her most recent book, the widely acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir In Love, Bloom shares profound insights about grief, loss, and cultivating resilience.

Bloom’s work has appeared on numerous “Best of the Year” lists including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The London Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Gourmet, and her work has been translated into 18 languages. A practicing psychotherapist for four decades, Bloom’s first book of nonfiction, Normal, is a staple of university sociology and biology classes. She is the Director of the Shapiro Center for Writing at Wesleyan University. From the intersection of her expertise as a writer and psychotherapist, Bloom offers compelling and often humorous takeaways about building community, creating (and surviving!) change, balancing home and work, and mastering effective communication, that make an impact with audiences of all kinds.

 

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Amy Bloom
  • NYU
  • UCLA
  • Carnegie Center
  • Edinburgh Literary Festival
  • Aspen Words Festival
  • U.S. Embassy in Berlin
  • International Literature Festival of Dublin
  • Yale University
  • Mark Twain House
  • Baltimore Public Library
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Author Talk: ‘In Love’ – The Intersection of Grief and Creativity

Inspired by her critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir In Love, author and psychotherapist Amy Bloom shares profound insights about grief, loss, and cultivating resilience. Bloom draws on the breadth of her expertise and gift for captivating storytelling to ensure an impactful progra ...

Inspired by her critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir In Love, author and psychotherapist Amy Bloom shares profound insights about grief, loss, and cultivating resilience. Bloom draws on the breadth of her expertise and gift for captivating storytelling to ensure an impactful program for audiences of all kinds.

Surviving Change and Building Resilience: For Companies, Communities, and Families

As a practicing psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author, Amy Bloom’s expertise in understanding and expressing the human experience makes an impact with individuals and groups. From mastering effective communication to building community, Bloom guides audiences with her focus on overco ...

As a practicing psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author, Amy Bloom’s expertise in understanding and expressing the human experience makes an impact with individuals and groups. From mastering effective communication to building community, Bloom guides audiences with her focus on overcoming obstacles, surviving change, and building resilience.

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Amy Bloom is the author of four novels: White Houses, Lucky Us, Away, and Love Invents Us; and three collections of short stories: Where the God Of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me (finalist for the National Book Award), and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). Her first book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes, is a staple of university sociology and biology courses. She is also the author of a popular children's book, Little Sweet Potato and has another coming in 2023. Her most recent book is the instant NY Times bestseller, a memoir, In Love. She has written for most national magazines such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Elle, Gourmet, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and and her work has been translated into eighteen languages. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creating Writing at Wesleyan University.