Writing; Fiction; Creative Non-fiction
M.F.A., Columbia University School of the Arts
B.A., Columbia College, Columbia University
Tova Mirvis is the author of two novels, The Ladies Auxiliary, which was a national bestseller published by W.W. Norton in 1999 and The Outside World, published in 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, and French, and her essays have appeared in various anthologies and newspapers including The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, and Poets and Writers. Her fiction has also been broadcast on National Public Radio. In 2009, she was named a Scholar in Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. She has taught expository writing at Columbia College, fiction writing at Gotham Writer’s Workshop in New York and at Grub Street in Boston, and has lectured at many universities and communal organizations. After receiving a B.A. in English literature from Columbia College, she earned an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband and three children.
On leave for the 2012-2013 Academic Year.
Mirvis, Tova. The Ladies Auxiliary. New York: W.W. Norton, 1999.
Mirvis, Tova. The Outside World. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.