Elyssa Friedland is the author of three novels. 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. She will teach novel writing at Yale in spring 2020. Recently, Elyssa has written for The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, RealSimple.com, Bustle, Modern Bride, New York magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, CBS MarketWatch.com, Yale Alumni Magazine, and Your Prom. Elyssa grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City with her husband and three young children.
THE FLOATING FELDMANS was a People Magazine “People Pick” 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.
These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
The Sun Also Rises; The Corrections; Cutting for Stone; Harry Potter; The Space Between Us; The Expatriates
Coldplay, Hamilton soundtrack, 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