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National Book Festival

Francesca Serritella’s senior thesis at Harvard, which was a novella, won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize. Her mother and best friend is the best-selling writer Lisa Scottoline, who, she says, “never pressured me to follow in her footsteps. The fact that I share her passion for writing is a coincidence; that I have the courage to try was all her.” Together, she and her mother write a weekly humor column in The Philadelphia Inquirer called “Chick Wit.” The two have just released “Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter” (Macmillan/St. Martin’s).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Francesca Serritella