Joanna Rakoff is the author of the international bestselling memoir My Salinger Year and the novel A Fortunate Age, winner of the Goldberg Prize for Fiction, the Elle Readers’ Prize, and a San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller. Rakoff’s books have been translated into twenty languages and nominated for major prizes in The Netherlands and France. She has written frequently for The New York Times, Vogue, Marie Claire, O: The Oprah Magazine, and many other publications.
The film adaptation of My Salinger Year stars Margaret Qualley as Joanna and Sigourney Weaver as her boss. Directed by Oscar-nominee Philippe Falardeau, the film opens in theaters and streaming in North America on March 5, 2021 and in the UK on May 17, 2021.
Author photo by Mark Ostow
“…beautifully captures a moment in history…a warm, witty, occasionally sly piece
—Harper’s Bazaar (UK)
“…an utterly beguiling memoir, not only about Salinger and a bygone era of publishing, but about relationships, finding one’s voice, and surviving in
the big city.”
—The Bookseller (UK)