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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jessica Hopper  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Non-Fiction

Born: 1976


Illinois Connection

Hopper lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jessica Hopper is a music critic and the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic. She was formerly the Editorial Director at MTV News, and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. Her book The Girls' Guide to Rocking was named one of 2009's Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.

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-- Notable Books for Young Readers, American Library Association, 2009,