Last Updated: 06 Jul, 2023 | Views: 98
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Famous For: Feature writer for The Independent
Higher Education: Columbia University (M.A.)
Zoë Heller is an acclaimed British author and journalist known for her insightful and thought-provoking works. Heller attended Oxford University, where she studied English Literature. Zoë Heller's writing is characterized by her incisive insights into human behavior, her nuanced characterizations, and her exploration of moral ambiguity.
Zoë Heller Career:
After completing her education, Heller began her career as a journalist.
She wrote for The New Yorker, a weekly column for The Sunday Times Magazine in the UK.
Beyond her novels, Heller has also written screenplays, adapting her own work and collaborating with filmmakers.
In 1991: Heller collaborated on the screenplay for the independent movie Twenty-One.
In 1999: Heller published Everything You Know. The book explores themes of betrayal and self-deception through the perspective of its complex protagonist.
In 2003, Heller's second book, "Notes on a Scandal," brought her major success. It was one of the six books that made the Booker Prize shortlist and was adapted into a movie in 2006.
In 2008: Heller released The Believers. In 2010, The Believers made the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist.
In 2009: To Oxfam's "Ox-Tales" initiative, Heller contributed the short narrative What She Did On Her Summer Vacation.
Zoë Heller Awards and Honors:
In 2002, Heller was named "Columnist of the Year" at the British Press Awards.
For the Booker Prize, her book "Notes on a Scandal" made the shortlist.
Zoë Heller Unknown Facts:
Her mother was English and a Quaker, while her father was a German Jew who immigrated.
Bruno Heller, a screenwriter, is her brother. Lucy Heller, her sister, is the CEO of the nonprofit organisation Ark.
Heller maintains a relatively private personal life, preferring to let her work speak for itself.
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