Laura Dave is an American novelist. She was born in New York and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, where she received a B.A. in English. She has an MFA from the University of Virginia's creative writing program. She was a Henry Hoyns Fellow and a recipient of the Tennessee Williams Scholarship. She received several awards for her writing including the AWP Intro Award in Short Fiction. She is the author of London Is The Best City In America and The Divorce Party and Eight Hundred Grapes..Dave's fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, The New York Observer, ESPN, Redbook, and The Huffington Post. She most often writes about relationships, family, infidelity, and marriage. She has appeared on CBS's The Early Show, Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends and NPR's All Things Considered In 2008, Cosmopolitan named her a "Fun and Fearless Phenom of the Year." She currently resides in Los Angeles.