Cherise Wolas

We’re always on the hunt for exciting new literary talent to bring to Columbia - and so we’re very pleased to be bringing Cherise Wolas to Unbound. You won’t want to miss her!

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Cherise Wolas’s highly acclaimed debut novel, The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, was published in August 2017. It is longlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award, was longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Debut Fiction Prize, named a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an ABA Indie Next Great Read, and a Best Novel, Best Debut Novel, and Top 10 First Novel by various outlets. Already published in the UK, Poland, and Turkey, it is being translated into French, Hebrew, and several other foreign languages.

The Family Tabor, her second novel, was published in July 2018 in the US and in August 2018 in the UK. The Chicago Review of Books calls it “a hypnotic generational saga, elegant, cerebral and finely tuned. Nearly pitch perfect and a supple and engrossing read.” Library Journal gave it a starred review saying “Wolas writes with gorgeous intensity about the strata of loving relationships that entwine families in all their messy contradictions. Savor this.” The American Booksellers Association named it an Indie Next Great Read. It was the #1 New Release in Jewish American Literature and has remained on the bestseller list in Jewish American Literature on Amazon since its publication. The Family Tabor has been optioned by Legendary Entertainment Television.

 BookPage named Wolas one of the “11 Women to Watch in 2018.” She lives in New York City with her husband and a lovebug feline named Henry. She is at work on a new novel.