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Fran Hawthorne

award-winning novelist and nonfiction author




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Fran Hawthorne has been writing novels since she was four years old, although she was sidetracked for several decades by journalism. During that award-winning career, she wrote eight nonfiction books, mainly about business ethics, the drug industry, and the financial world. For instance, Ethical Chic (Beacon Press) was named one of the best business books of 2012 by Library Journal, and Pension Dumping (Bloomberg Press) was a Foreword magazine 2008 Book of the Year. She's also been an editor or regular contributor for The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, and many other publications. But Fran never abandoned her true love: Her debut novel, The Heirs, was published in 2018 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press, and now I MEANT TO TELL YOU (2022) has won or been named a finalist for seven awards. Firmly committed to fiction, from her home in Brooklyn NY, Fran is at work on her next two novels and also writes book reviews for the New York Journal of Books.

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