Jodi Picoult (Jodi Lynn Picoult) is an Author from the United States. She won the New England Book Seller Award for fiction in 2013. Her works have sold 14 million copies worldwide and have been transcribed across 34 languages.
Following the resignation of Allan Heinberg, she took over as writer of the DC Comics title “Wonder Woman” (vol. 3). Her debut issue (number 6) was launched on March 28, 2007, and her last edition (number 10) was published on June 27, 2007.
|Full Name||Jodi Lynn Picoult|
|Date of Birth||19, May, 1966|
|Age (as of 2023)||56 years|
|Birthplace||Nesconset, New York|
|Hometown||Nesconset, New York|
|Current City||New Hampshire|
|College||Princeton University, Dartmouth College, New Haven, Harvard University|
|Highest Qualification||Two Honorary Doctor of Letters Degrees|
|Debut||Novel: Songs of the Humpback Whale |
|Her Books In Order||Check Here|
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|Relationships & Affairs|
|Husband||Timothy Warren Van Leer [part-time antique dealer]
|Parents||Father- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
|Children||Sons- Kyle and Jake
Daugher- Samantha van Leer
|Net Worth (approx.)||$10 million|
Interesting Facts about Jodi Picoult
- She writes about topics that keep her up at night, believing this makes her books feel timely and relevant.
- Picoult starts books with strong opinions but values hearing other perspectives through research.
- She interviewed organizations like Focus on the Family to gain insight into writing conservative viewpoints.
- Picoult acknowledges being seen as a commercial vs. literary novelist but wants to reach a wide audience.
- She believes that well-written books about human experiences can appeal to both literary and commercial readers.
- Picoult’s books have been challenged and banned in a Florida school district as well as other places across the country. One banned book was about the Holocaust, raising concerns about censorship and limiting student access to different perspectives. Picoult believes parents should have the choice to decide what their child reads, but banning books limits this choice.
- She believes writing is like “successful schizophrenia” because she’s paid to hear voices in her head.
- Picoult often writes about the law despite not being a lawyer herself. She believes most Americans get their legal knowledge from TV shows, but there are lesser-known aspects she enjoys exploring.
- Her favorite author is Alice Hoffman, with whom she has developed a friendship over the years.