Julie Courtney Sullivan is an author. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Sullivan was a reporter for The New York Times. Previously, she worked for Allure, starting immediately after graduating from school. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, the New York Observer, Men's Vogue, Elle, and Glamour. Sullivan's first novel, "Commencement," was published in 2010. Her subsequent novels are "Maine" (2011), "The Engagements" (2013), "Saints For All Occasions" (2017), and "Friends and Strangers" (2020). Sullivan received her B.A. in English Literature from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Author J. Courtney Sullivan's new novel explores the intense but often ephemeral relationship between a babysitter and her employer. She joins us to discuss "Friends and Strangers." And, birthrates in the U.S. are at a 35-year low, according to the CDC. Professor Christine Whelan explains why and how the pandemic could impact birthrates in the near future.
Three billion birds have gone missing in North America over the past 50 years. Or is that fake news? J. Courtney Sullivan, the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including her most recent, Friends and Strangers, tells the stories of two sisters forever connected by birds and forever divided by politics.Narrated by Cindy Katz. Hosted by Ashley C. Ford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Author J. Courtney Sullivan joins host Sarah Fenske for a discussion of her new book, "Friends and Strangers," which explores privilege and the "hollowing out" of America through the lives of two women: journalist Elisabeth and her babysitter Sam.
Best-selling novelist J. Courtney Sullivan, known for Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions, chats with host Ellie Knaus about Friends and Strangers (Knopf, June 30, 2020). Ellie loops in their mutual mom-friend, Emmy-nominated children's show writer Becky Friedman (or Daniel Tiger’s Becky as she’s known on the pod). We get a glimpse into Becky and Courtney’s pre-kid friendship in NY, and we share our personal experiences related to the novel’s themes, such as fertility, privilege, and the fuzzy boundaries found between lonely new moms and the caregivers who love their children so much. Also, don’t miss our recent Atomic Moms podcast: “Let’s Go There: Anti-Racism, The Pandemic , and Parenting Right Now”, guest co-hosted with Candace Trinchieri. (You can submit your fertility stories for Candace’s upcoming book Dream Redefined: The Struggle and Success of Infertility as a Woman of Color at infertilitystory.com.) We speak with Sophie Salvatore, who also happens to be Smith College ’04. Huzzah! My 15 year college reunion got cancelled so interviewing J. Courtney Sullivan ’03 and Sophie Salvatore ’04 this month felt like such a treat!Like most, the pandemic is crushing my workflow. So join our newsletter atomicmoms.com so you don’t miss our next episode release. And chat with me on instagram @atomicmoms.x EllieShow Notes LinkAs always: subscribe, rate, and review! Your support for this independent pod never goes unnoticed!Subscribe + Listen on the Go: Apple Podcast | StitcherJoin our @atomicmoms Instagram, Facebook, and Facebook community.Sound engineer: Owen O'NeillOriginal theme music: Jeremy Turner
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Jan 1st, 1982
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
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9 hours, 59 minutes
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