Julianna Baggott: Biography

Julianna Baggott

30 sep 1969

Julianna Baggott is a critically acclaimed bestselling novelist, essayist and poet who writes in the genres of literature, science fiction and fantasy, and children’s books. Her book, Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders, was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of 2015. Her dystopian novel, Pure, is a New York Times Book Review’s Editor’s Choice and a People magazine pick for books to read after The Hunger Games. It was published by Grand Central Publishing and film rights have been acquired by Fox 2000. As of 2016, there are fifty foreign editions of Baggott’s novels.

After graduating with an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greesboro, Baggott published her first novel, Girl Talk, a national bestseller. She has published eighteen books in the past twelve years, three of which are published under the pen name Bridget Asher, and others (her bestselling young adult novels) under the pen name N. E. Bode. Baggott has published three collections of poetry, and many of her essays, stories and poems are anthologized. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Best American Poetry, and All Things Considered.

Julianna Baggott is an associate professor at Florida State University’s Creative Writing Program. She and her husband, David G. W. Scott, have four children, and co-founded the nonprofit organization Kids in Need-Books in Deed. The organization acquires free books for underprivileged children in Florida and focuses on literacy. Baggott has many other interests, including writing haiku.