About Baggott, Asher & Bode

Julianna Baggott is a novelist, essayist, and poet. The author of over twenty books, mostly novels, she writes under her own name, as well as the pen names N.E. Bode and Bridget Asher. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, and on NPR's All Things Considered, Here & Now, and Talk of the Nation, as well as Best American Poetry, Agni, TriQuarterly, American Poetry Review, and Poetry. There are over one hundred foreign editions of her books, published or forthcoming.

Her latest novel, Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, was recently published. Her newest Bridget Asher novel, All of Us and Everything, will follow in November 2015. 

The Pure Trilogy, Baggott's post-apocalyptic thriller, the first installment of which made the New York Times Book Review's Top 100 Notable Books of the Year list, and was a New York Times Notable Book of  2012. The Pure Trilogy was in development at Fox2000 with Karen Rosenfelt, the lead producer of The Twilight Saga, at Sunswept Entertainment. James Ponsoldt, the director of Smashed and The Spectacular Now, penned the screenplay

Her first novel, Girl Talk, was a national bestseller and was quickly followed by Boston Globe bestseller The Miss America Family, and then Boston Herald Book Club selection, The Madam, an historical novel based on the life of her grandmother. She co-wrote Which Brings Me to You with Steve Almond, A Best Book of 2006 (Kirkus) optioned by producer Richard Brown and adapted by Keith Bunin. Her forthcoming novel, Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders, will be published in the spring of 2015. Her Bridget Asher novels include The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted, The Pretend Wife, and My Husband's Sweethearts.

She also writes novels for younger readers under the pen name N.E. Bode as well as under Julianna Baggott. The Anybodies Trilogy was a People Magazine pick alongside David Sedaris and Bill Clinton, a Washington Post Book of the Week, a Girl's Life Top Ten, a Booksense selection, and was in development at Nickelodeon/Paramount; The Slippery Map (fall 2007), and the prequel to Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), a movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and Jason Bateman. For two years, Bode was a recurring personality on XM Sirius Radio. Julianna's Boston Red Sox novel The Prince of Fenway Park (HarperCollins), was published in spring 2009.

Baggott also has a highly acclaimed career as a poet, having published three collections of poetry, including This Country of Mothers, Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees, and Lizzie Borden in Love. Her essays, stories, and poems are highly anthologized.

She is an associate professor at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts. She currently holds The Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.