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Tara Westover

Author, Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover is a memoirist, essayist, and historian, known for her internationally best-selling memoir, Educated. One of the New York Times’s 10 Best Books of 2018, it was shortlisted for the John Leonard Award and the Autobiography Award from the National Book Critics Circle, long listed for the Carnegie Medal of Excellence, and won the Goodreads Choice Award for Memoir and Autobiography. Westover’s first book was also a finalist for PEN America’s grand prize, the Jean Stein Book Award. The daughter of survivalist parents who were opposed to public education, she first attended school at the age of 17. Westover now has a master’s in philosophy and PhD in history.

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