is the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year in the Literary Fiction category. She is the critically acclaimed author of Invisible As Air (Morrow, September ’19), the bestselling Inheriting Edith, (Morrow, October ’16), Driving Lessons (Morrow, April ’14), Saving Ruth (Morrow, May ’12) and Balancing Acts (Harper, March ’10).
She’s the recipient of several other awards as well, including Booklist’s “Top 10 Books of the Year”; an AJC “10 Southern Books We Loved in 2019” selection; an IndieNext Pick; Target’s Breakout and Emerging Author Picks; a NY Post Pick’ a Mom’s Choice Award and a Barnes & Noble Hot Read. Her books have been published in five languages.
Interviews and profiles of her have been featured on “City Lights” with Lois Reitzes; Decatur FM; NBC’s “Atlanta & Co.” as well as in Publisher’s Weekly, Mobile Bay Magazine, The Atlanta Jewish Times and The Huffington Post.
Her essays have been published in The New York Times’ Modern Love column, in The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Personal Journey series and on Modern Loss among others.
Zoe worked in the New York publishing industry for thirteen years in the editorial department of Random House, the rights department of Simon & Schuster and later, as an agent for two boutique literary firms before moving to Atlanta in August of 2011. She’s taught creative writing at The Decatur Writers Studio at which she was also the Director and in Emory’s Continuing Education program in addition to SCAD Atlanta and The Galloway School.
She lives in Decatur with her two sons and is currently working on her next novel, which is scheduled for publication in Spring 2022