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Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley had many careers before settling on being a novelist: kindergarten teacher, travel agent, yoga instructor. He wrote The Object of My Affection as his Columbia University MFA thesis. A professor sent it to an agent, it was accepted by Simon and Schuster, 20th Century Fox bought an option for the film rights, and Jennifer Anniston starred in the movie. The rest is history. Seven novels later, McCauley's latest work, My Ex-Life, is a national bestseller, an "Indie Next List" pick, and an Amazon Top 20 Editors' Pick for Spring 2018. McCauley has taught at UMass, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Brandeis University, where he currently codirects the creative writing program.

Audio Interview on Fresh Air
Review in the New York Times
Interview with Entertainment Weekly
Buy My Ex-Life

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