J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement, Maine, and The Engagements. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. Gloria Steinem called Commencement a “generous-hearted, brave first novel…that makes clear the feminist revolution is just beginning.” Sullivan’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York Magazine, and the New York Observer, among many others. She is a contributor to the essay anthology The Secret Currency of Love and co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. Her latest novel, The Engagements, a multi-generational look at marriage and commitment, is currently being adapted for a major motion picture produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon.