Wonder Valley (Pochoda) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—January 22, 1977
Where—Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Education—B.A., Harvard College; M.F.A. Bennington College
Currently—lives in Los Angeles, California

Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley (2017), The Visitation (2013) and The Art of Disappearing (2009), grew up in Brooklyn, New York, in a house filled with books. She was the 2009 James Merrill House Writer in Residence, has a BA from Harvard College in English and Classical Greek with a focus on dramatic literature, and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction.

She played squash professionally between 1998 and 2007, representing the United States during her career. She reached a career-high world ranking of 38th in March 1999, having joined Women's International Squash Players Association full-time in 1998. In her college career at Harvard University, Pochoda was individual national champion in 1998, and led Harvard to national championships in all four of her years on the team. She was also named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and was a four-time All-American and First Team all-Ivy. In May 2013, she was inducted into the Harvard Hall of Fame.

Ivy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Justin Nowell. (From the publisher and Wikipedia. Retrieved 7/21/2013.)

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