An international bestselling and award-winning novelist and memoirist, Suzanne Finnamore’s books have been translated into 14 languages. Her first novel, Otherwise Engaged, was published by Knopf and was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Authors pick, as well as a Boston Globe bestseller. It made Entertainment Weekly’s “It” list for 1999, virtually inventing the bridal lit genre.
Her second book, The Zygote Chronicles, was written and dedicated to her son, Pablo, born in 1998. It was a Washington Post Book of the Year in 2002 in the Social Issues category, lauded for the harrowingly candid way it brought to life the experience of first-time pregnancy after 35, combined with an executive position in the cuthroat world of advertising.
Her third book, Split: A Memoir of Divorce began as a 5,000 word feature in O Magazine entitled, “After He Left.” It was subsequently written into a memoir and published by Penguin Worldwide in both the the US and England. A longterm #1 Amazon book in the category of Divorce, Split was chosen as a Library Journal Book of The Year in 2008, and was a Guardian Bestseller and a WH Smith Bestseller in the UK. It was excerpted in the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column, as well as in The London Times. Augusten Burroughs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running With Scissors, called it “Brilliant, poignant and completely unique.” The Cleveland Plain Dealer said: “Suzanne Finnamore might just as well be the love child of Fay Weldon and Lily Tomlin. Split: A Memoir of Divorce is that ferocious, funny and dark.” Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine twice claimed it as a Summer Reading Pick, and also listed it as one of the Eight Best Books To Read With A Broken Heart. The Gayle King Show hosted her to talk about the experience of writing Split, as did BBC Radio. Split was a People magazine “People Pick” for Great New Nonfiction as well as a lead book review for Entertainment Weekly, who called it “..funny, furious and elegantly crafted.”
Finnamore has been interviewed on NPR several times; she was published and profiled in New York magazine, Newsweek, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Salon, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Marie Clare, Modern Bride, and Redbook; she is a frequent contributor to O Magazine. A graduate of UC Berkeley in English Literature, she is represented by Kimberly Witherspoon of Inkwell Management. Her next book, Add To Cart: A Memoir of Loss, Lust, and Finding My Second Husband Online at 50, is in its final stage of completion and agony. She lives in Durham, North Carolina with her family.