23 mar 1956
Julia Glass is an American author of contemporary novels for adults. She was born in Boston in 1956, but grew up in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She was a pupil at Concord Academy before going on to graduate from Yale University in 1978. After her graduation, Glass moved to New York with the intention of making a living as a painter. She worked for many years in a small studio in Brooklyn, working on freelance projects and using her ability to write to support herself financially. During this time she wrote for many different magazines, including Cosmopolitan.
Glass’s debut novel, Three Junes, was first published by Pantheon Books in 2002. It follows a Scottish family throughout their lives and it won Glass a National Book Award in the year of its release. Her second novel, The Whole World Over, was set in the same fictional setting as her first book, and consists of three interconnected stories which feature characters from her debut novel.
Julia Glass has since written three more novels. I See You Everywhere, published in 2008, follows the lives of a pair of sisters over the course of a quarter of a century. It is told from two points of view and explores their close relationship despite the miles that separate them. The Widower’s Tale is a novel about a recently retired gentleman who allows the local preschool to set up shop in one of his barns. Her most recent novel, And the Dark Sacred Night, again explores family ties when a man tries to discover the true identity of his father.
Glass has now returned to Massachusetts and resides in Marblehead. She lives with her partner, photographer Dennis Cowley, and their two children. As well as writing her novels, she continues to work as a freelance writer and editor.