Deborah Eisenberg Biography
Birthday: November 20, 1945 (Scorpio)
Born In: Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Deborah Eisenberg is an author, actress, and educator from America. She teaches writing at Columbia University. An Illinois native, Eisenberg hails from a Jewish family. In the late 1960s, she relocated to New York City. In 1973, she served as an editorial assistant at ‘The New York Review of Books.’ She was a professor at the University of Virginia between 1994 and 2011 before she began her tenure at Columbia. As a writer, she has published five collections of short stories and a play. She has also been a regular contributor to ‘The New York Review of Books,’ ‘The New Yorker,’ and ‘The Yale Review.’ Throughout her career, Eisenberg has received several accolades, including a Whiting Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and six O. Henry Awards. In April 2015, she garnered controversy after criticizing PEN International’s decision to give its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award to ‘Charlie Hebdo,’ the French satirical weekly magazine.