Elyssa Friedland is the author of four novels and a forthcoming picture book. She attended Yale University, where she served as managing editor of the Yale Daily News, and is a graduate of Columbia Law School. She worked as an associate at a major firm before turning to writing full-time. Elyssa currently teaches creative writing at Yale. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, LitHub, POPSUGAR, RealSimple.com, Bustle, Modern Bride, New York magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, CBS MarketWatch.com, Yale Alumni Magazine and more. Elyssa resides in New York City with her husband and three young children.
LAST SUMMER AT THE GOLDEN HOTEL was a Good Morning America Buzz Pick and a Book of the Month selection. THE FLOATING FELDMANS was a People Magazine “People Pick” and a “SkimmReads” selection and was praised by Cosmopolitan, Bustle, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Woman’s Day, Woman’s World, Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist and more. THE INTERMISSION was praised by The Wall Street Journal, SheReads, PureWow, POPSUGAR, HelloGiggles and featured in USA Today. Her debut novel, LOVE AND MISS COMMUNICATION, was a “best book” in Cosmopolitan, Glamour and InStyle magazines. THE MUSEUM OF LOST TEETH, her first picture book, will be published in Fall 2022. She is also a co-author of FIRST STREET, a serialized novel available in electronic and audio formats about four ambitious lawyers clerking at the Supreme Court.
Elyssa loves wine, ice cream, Forensic Files and texting her friends obsessively.
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
The Sun Also Rises; The Corrections; Fleishman is in Trouble; Harry Potter; The Space Between Us; The Expatriates
Coldplay, Broadway show tunes, The Killers, anything my daughter plays on the piano
Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc
Boggle, Scrabble, Rummy Kub
French fries and the penne a la vodka from Carbone
London and New York
Roy Lichtenstein; Anselm Reyle; Julian Opie and all masterpieces made by my kids
2x day (Illy)
The Wire; Game of Thrones; VEEP; 30 Rock
Father of the Bride and Match Point