Julia Pierpont: Biography

Julia Pierpont

Julia Pierpont took everyone by storm by her debut novel “Among the Ten Thousand Things” that released in Jul’15 and sold for six figures. She was applauded in the writers fraternity for the credible work even before completing her graduation.

Born and raised in Manhattan, Julia Pierpont was the only child to her parents. As a child, Julia always wished to have a sibling and she even remembers now how she troubled her mom for that. Julia used to rush home after School hours to watch reruns of Sitcoms and she says this gave her clue to portray one of the characters in her debut novel.

Although Julia Pierpont might have got the flair for writing from her gene since her mother was also a writer for New York City Ballet newsletter, it was in fact Lorrie Moore’s book “Who Will Run the Frog Hospital” inspired Julia to write. And guess what, this was the first novel that Julia read. To pursue her passion, she joined Barnard College and graduated in M.F.A program. She was the recipient of Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellowship and Stern Fellowship.

Inspired by authors like Virginia Woolf, E.M.Forster, Richard Yates, Harold Brodkey and of course Lorrie Moore, Julia took to write her first novel. The theme that clicked on her mind was “infidelity” since she thought people will get attracted to this subject very easily but was not very confident. It was her teacher in M.F.A who encouraged Julia to work on this theme. To move up further, Julia also received support from her thesis advisor Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and agent Elyse Cheney.

Overwhelmed with the success of her first book, Julia continues to read novels. Recently she got a liking towards embroidery and thinks it as her real talent. Julia lives with her lunatic dog Dash in Brooklyn and works as a copy editor for The New Yorker. Julia is very much active in social media and keeps her fans and friends updated on her whereabouts.