A reviewer once called New Orleans novelist Patty Friedmann “the greatest New Orleans writer of the last quarter century.” She has written more than a dozen novels and received numerous awards.

Those awards include the 2017 ALIHOT (A Legend in His/Her Own Time) Award from the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the Eric Hoffer Award. Her work has been named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a Borders Original Voices selection, and a BookSense 76 selection. She was named a ForeWord Small Press Book of the Year Award finalist.

Her stage pieces “Lovely Rita” and “The Accidental Jew” have been featured as part of the Native Tongues series, and her shorter fiction has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Oxford American, Newsweek, and Short Story.

Her books include:

Where Do They All Come From? (2018)

An Organized Panic (2017)

Do Not Open for 50 Years (2015)

No Takebacks (2012)

Taken Away (2010)

Too Jewish: The Next Generation (2010)

A Little Bit Ruined (2007)

Side Effects (2005)

Secondhand Smoke (2002)

Odds (2000)

Eleanor Rushing (1999)

The Exact Image of Mother (1991)

Green Eyes (1991)

Too Smart to Be Rich: On Being a Yuffie (1987)