Cherise Wolas is the author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby, on the longlist for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award, a semifinalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Debut Fiction Prize, an Indie Next Great Reads Pick, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, named a Best Novel and Best Debut Novel of the year by Kirkus Reviews, named a Top 10 novel of 2017 by Booklist, in addition to receiving among many other accolades.
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby has been published in the UK, Poland, and Turkey, and is forthcoming in Israel, France, and other countries.
The Family Tabor, her second novel, was published on July 17, 2018, from Flatiron Books, and on August 9, 2018 from The Borough Press. It has been named an ABA Indie Next Great Reads Pick, and will be translated into a variety of languages.
She has a BFA and a JD, was a feature film and television story editor and development executive, practiced law in California and New York, and founded a film company, where she acquired and developed scripts, stories, and novels, and produced movies. She began writing fiction in crayons at the age of four. BookPage has named her one of the 11 Women to Watch in 2018. She lives with her husband and a feline named Henry the Lovebug in New York City.