JULIE GILBERT (Playwright) Julie was born into a literary and theatrical family. Her mother was actress, Janet Fox, and her great aunt was the writer, Edna Ferber. Julie is a novelist and a biographer. She was nominated for a National Book Critic's Circle Award for FERBER (Doubleday) and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for OPPOSITE ATTRACTION: THE LIVES OF ERICH MARIA REMARQUE AND PAULETTE GODDARD (Pantheon). She has taught Fiction Writing at NYU, FAU, and currently runs the Writer's Academy at the Kravis Center of the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida. Julie is also a produced playwright, winning a L.A. DramaLogue Award for the THE COTTAGE, the Jerry Bock Award for Best New Musical for an adaptation of DINNER AT EIGHT as well as a Theatre Building Presentation in Chicago, a workshop at London's Drury Lane Theatre and a workshop at the Century Theater in New York. She is a member of the Playwright-Director's Unit of The Actor's Studio, The Writers Guild of America, East, The Dramatists Guild, The Author's Guild, The League of Professional Theatre Women and Actor's Equity. Julie was a professional actress until the age of twenty-four, when her first novel, UMBRELLA STEPS was published by Random House.

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