Fast Facts

  • As of the end of 2018, Eloisa has published 29 novels, 27 of which have hit the bestseller lists. She also wrote a bestselling memoir, Paris in Love. Her books are published in 28 languages and 30 countries, including Slovakia, Slovania, and both print and manga editions in Japan. Worldwide, she has approximately 6 million books published in print or electronically.
  • Eloisa James is a professor of English literature, specializing in Shakespeare. She teaches at Fordham University in New York City. Oxford University Press published her academic book in 2000. After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale.
  • With the exception of a year in Paris (during which she wrote her bestselling memoir, Paris in Love), and another in London, Eloisa lives in New York City during the school year and in Florence, Italy, during the summer. Her husband is a cavaliere, an Italian knight.
  • Eloisa James is the daughter of poet Robert Bly (winner of the American Book Award for Poetry) and short story author Carol Bly. Her father is a big fan.
  • Eloisa James’s godfather was the poet James Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his Collected Poems. Among those poems – and one of Wright’s most beloved – is a poem written for his goddaughter, Mary Bly (aka Eloisa James).