Laurie Colwin

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Laurie Colwin (1944–1992) was born in Manhattan and raised in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island; Chicago; and Philadelphia. She attended Bard College and Columbia University and worked as a translator and book editor before selling her first story, at the age of twenty-five, to the New Yorker. She went on to publish eight critically acclaimed works of fiction and two beloved collections of essays and recipes—Home Cooking and More Home Cooking—in addition to writing a food column for Gourmet magazine and contributing regularly to Mademoiselle and Redbook. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, “if anyone wrote eloquently and magnificently about affairs of the heart, it was Laurie Colwin.”

Books By Laurie Colwin (9 Books)


Laurie Colwin: Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant
Our 9 Favorite Episodes of the New Yorker Fiction Podcast
Food for the Soul: 10 Best Culinary Memoirs
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The Best Cookbooks for Beginners, Experts, and Everyone In Between
Short but Sweet: 9 Must-Read Classic Short Stories
You Do You: 5 Novels for Self-Discovery
Gift Giving 101: Books for Everyone On Your List
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The 10 Best Biographies and Memoirs for Every Kind of Reader
Short Story Collections That Belong On Every Novel-Reader's Shelf
Have iPhone, Will Cook: How Digital Cookbooks Are Finally Breaking Through