Mameve Medwed (named for two grandmothers, Mamie and Eva) is an American novelist. Born in Bangor, Maine, she now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author of Mail, Host Family, The End of an Error, How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life (for which she received a 2007 Massachusetts Book Awards Fiction Honor), and Of Men and Their Mothers.At Bangor's Garland Street Junior High, she wrote a gossip column for the school newspaper. She later attended Simmons College.Her first novel, Mail, was an expanded version of a short story she sold for $100. Warner Books eventually bought it, and a second novel, for $220,000.Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in, among others, The New York Times, Gourmet, Yankee, Redbook, Playgirl, The Boston Globe, Ascent, The Missouri Review, Confrontation, Newsday and The Washington Post. Her essay, "Oh, Lord. Oh, Lourdes. Alors!", appeared in the anthology How to Spell Chanukah, published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in 2007.