Tama Janowitz

Tama Janowitz

Tama Janowitz (born April 12, 1957) is an American novelist and a short story writer. The 2005 September/October issue of "Pages" magazine listed her as one of the four "brat pack" authors, along with Bret Easton Ellis, Mark Lindquist and Jay McInerney.

Born in San Francisco, California to a psychiatrist father and literature professor mother who divorced when she was ten, Janowitz moved to the East Coast of the United States to attend Barnard College and the Columbia University School of the Arts and started writing about life in New York City, where she had settled down.

She socialized with Andy Warhol and became well-known in New York's literary and social circles. Her 1986 collection of short stories, "Slaves of New York" brought her wider fame. "Slaves of New York" was adapted into a 1989 film directed by James Ivory and starring Bernadette Peters. Janowitz wrote the screenplay and also appeared, playing Peters' friend.

Janowitz has published seven novels. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tim Hunt, and their adopted daughter.


*"American Dad" (1981)
*"Slaves of New York" (1986)
*"A Cannibal in Manhattan" (1987)
*"The Male Cross-Dresser Support Group" (1991)
*"By the Shores of Gitchee Gumee" (1996)
*"A Certain Age" (1999)
*"Peyton Amberg" (2003)


*"Area Code 212" (2002)

External links

* [http://wiredforbooks.org/tamajanowitz/ 1987 audio interview of Tama Janowitz at Wired for Books.org] by Don Swaim

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