Emily Giffin is one of the biggest selling women’s fiction authors writing today. Hailed as a “modern day Jane Austen” (Vanity Fair) and a “dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller” (New York Times), Giffin has penned eight New York Times bestsellers, Something Borrowed (2004), Something Blue (2005), Baby Proof (2006), Love the One You’re With (2008), Heart of the Matter (2010), Where We Belong (2012), The One & Only (2014), and First Comes Love (2016). Her eight novels, all filled with endearingly flawed characters and emotional complexity, have resonated deeply with both critics and readers around the world, achieving bestseller status in a number of countries, including the United States (#1), Canada (#1), United Kingdom, France, Brazil and Poland (#1). The books have been translated into thirty-one languages, with over eleven million copies sold worldwide. In addition, five of her novels have been optioned for the big screen and are in various stages of development. The first, Something Borrowed, hit theaters in May 2011, starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski.
A Chicago native, Giffin graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she moved to Manhattan and practiced litigation at a large firm for several years while she paid back her school loans, wrote a young adult novel in her very limited spare time, and dreamed of becoming a writer.
Despite the rejection of her first manuscript, Giffin persisted, retiring from the legal profession in 2001 and moving to London to pursue her dreams fulltime. It was there that she began writing Something Borrowed, a story of a young woman who, upon turning 30, finally learned to take a risk and follow her heart. One year later, Giffin’s own gamble paid off, as she completed her manuscript, landed an agent and signed a two-book deal on both sides of the Atlantic. The following summer, Something Borrowed, hailed as a “heartbreakingly honest debut” (Entertainment Weekly) became a surprise sensation, and Giffin vowed never to practice law again.
Giffin now resides with her husband and three children in Atlanta.
Her ninth novel, All We Ever Wanted, will be released on June 26, 2018.
You can visit her at www.emilygiffin.com.