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Jeanne Blasberg

October 19, Copley Square
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg had a successful career in finance and in US Squash before embarking on a new career as an author. A graduate of Smith College, Blasberg spent much of her career on Wall Street and the management of Macy’s. She also rose to prominence as a nationally recognized squash player, later serving as the first female board chair of the US Squash association. Always a writer and journal writer, Blasberg eventually decided to enroll in memoir and fiction classes at GrubStreet. Her first novel, Eden, was the 2017 Beverly Hills Book Award Winner in New Fiction as well as Women's Fiction, and the 2018 IBPA Ben Franklin Finalist in Best New Voice: Fiction. Her latest novel, The Nine, was referred to as "a poignant mother-son drama" in a Kirkus review.