Yael Goldstein Love was born and raised in Highland Park, NJ, and attended the Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva. The final tweaks to her education came at Harvard, where she ignored her grandmother's many warnings and studied philosophy.
After graduating college, Yael began work on Overture
and supported herself with jobs including but not limited to: bartender, waitress, secretary, event planner, writer for Sparknotes Study Guides, admissions consultant, and publishing assistant for The Paris Review
In 2004 she published the short story When Skeptics Die
in Commentary Magazine. In 2005 her essay When God is Your Favorite Writer
appeared in the anthology Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) A Jewish American Writer
, which won the National Jewish Book Award. She sold Overture
to Doubleday in 2005, and it was published in 2007. The paperback version of the novel will be published by Broadway Books in August 2008 under the title The Passion of Tasha Darsky
Yael currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches at Grub Street, Inc. and is at work on her second novel. Her hobbies include eating, worrying, and interstate moves. She also enjoys meeting with book clubs, in person or by phone.
Q&A WITH YAEL GOLDSTEIN LOVE