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Ethan Canin

USA (1960 - )

Ethan Canin was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received early encouragement for his writing from a teacher at his prep school, the bestselling author Danielle Steel. A graduate of Stanford University, he received a master's in fine arts from the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop before shifting gears to enroll in Harvard Medical School. Canin continued to work as a physician as he wrote and published his first books.

Currently, he serves on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives with his wife and children in Iowa and California.

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