Halle Butler

Honoree, 2017 5 Under 35

Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. She has co-written screenplays, including Neighborhood Food Drive (2017). Her first novel, Jillian, was called the “feel-bad book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune.
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Jillian

Jillian by Halle Butler
ISBN 9781940430294 Curbside Splendor

Megan, recently out of college and working a meaningless job as a gastroenterologist's secretary, openly hates all of her friends for being happy and successful. She makes herself feel better by obsessively critiquing the behavior of her coworker, Jillian, a rapid cycling, grotesque optimist, whose downfall is precipitated by the purchase of a dog. More about this book >

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Halle Butler

Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. She has co-written screenplays, including Neighborhood Food Drive (2017). Her first novel, Jillian, was called the “feel-bad book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. She was recently included in Granta‘s 2017 list of Best of Young American Novelists. Her second novel, The New Me, is forthcoming from Penguin Books.

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