Donna Freitas
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Donna Freitas

Donna Freitas, FDU MFA Writing for Young Adults and Children Faculty

Donna Freitas is the author of six novels for children, including The Possibilities of Sainthood (FSG) which received five starred reviews among other accolades, and The Survival Kit (FSG), which made the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults list in 2012. Her newest YA novel, The Tenderness of Thieves is out this summer from Philomel/Penguin. When she’s not working on her YA, Donna writes nonfiction and is a professor of college students. She frequently lectures on campuses all across the United States about her work, most recently at Colby, Pepperdine, Harvard, and Yale, among other universities. She lives in Brooklyn.

Books & Publications

  • The Survival Kit
  • The Possibilities of Sainthood
  • This Gorgeous Game
  • Gold Medal Summer
  • Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses
  • The End of Sex: How Hookup Culture is Leaving a Generation Unhappy, Sexually Unfulfilled, and Confused About Intimacy
  • Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise: Spirituality for the Bridget Jones in All of Us
  • Killing the Imposter God: Philip Pullman’s Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials
  • Gold Medal Winter
  • Good Girl