Emily Giffin

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General Information

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Name: Emily Giffin

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1972 in Baltimore, Maryland

Website: www.emilygiffin.com

Email: kate@emilygiffin.com

Photo Credit: Michael Schwarz

Illinois Connection

In 1986 Emily's family moved to Naperville, Illinois. She attended Naperville North High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University.

Biographical and Professional Information

After graduating from law school in 1997, Giffin moved to Manhattan and worked in the litigation department of Winston & Strawn. However, she was determined to seriously pursue her writing. In 2001, she moved to London and began writing full time. Her first young adult novel, Lily Holding True, was rejected by eight publishers. Giffin began a new novel, then titled Rolling the Dice, which became the bestselling novel Something Borrowed. She did not give up and ultimately ended up signing a two book deal with St. Martin's Press. She has since gone on to write several more books.

Giffin currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Published Works

  • Something Borrowed, St. Martin's Press, 2005
  • Something Blue, St. Martin's Press, 2005
  • Baby Proof, St. Martin's Press, 2006
  • Love the One Your With, St. Martin's Press, 2008
  • Heart of the Matter, St. Martin's Press, 2010
  • Where We Belong, St. Martin's Press, 2012
  • The One and Only, Ballantine, 2014
  • First Comes Love, Ballantine, 2016

Titles at Your Library

Something Borrowed

ISBN: 031232118X
Release Date: 2004-06-01

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Baby Proof

ISBN: 0312348649
Release Date: 2006-06-13

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Love the One You're With

ISBN: 0312348673
Release Date: 2008-05-13

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Heart of the Matter

ISBN: 0312554168
Release Date: 2010-05-11

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Where We Belong: A Novel

ISBN: 0312554192
Release Date: 2012-07-24

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The One & Only: A Novel

ISBN: 0345546903
Release Date: 2015-03-24

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First Comes Love: A Novel

ISBN: 034554692X
Release Date: 2016-06-28

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Literary Awards

Something Borrowed

  • Number One Bestseller, New York Times
  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Something Blue

  • Starred Review, Booklist

Heart of the Matter

  • Starred Review, Booklist

Where We Belong

  • Number One Bestseller, New York Times

The One & Only

  • Number One Bestseller, New York Times
  • One of the Best Books of the Year, Popsugar

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)


External Links

Emily Giffin on WorldCat


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