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Jill Ciment


Canada

Jill Ciment was born in Montreal, Canada. She is the author of Small Claims, a collection of short stories and novellas; The Law of Falling Bodies, Teeth of the Dog, The Tattoo Artist, and Heroic Measures, novels; and Half a Life, a memoir. She has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts, a NEA Japan Fellowship Prize, two New York State Fellowships for the Arts, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Ciment is a professor at the University of Florida. She lives with her husband, Arnold Mesches, in Gainesville, Florida and Brooklyn, New York.
 


Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
June 2024

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Novels
   The Law of Falling Bodies (1993)
   Teeth of the Dog (1999)
   The Tattoo Artist (2005)
   Heroic Measures (2009)
   Act of God (2015)
   The Body in Question (2019)
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Collections
   Small Claims (1986)
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Jill Ciment recommends
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Mount Chicago (2022)
Adam Levin
"Flaubert's parrot, Loulou, has found a true literary heir in Gogol, the parrot at the emotional heart of Adam Levin's brilliant, funny, emotionally complex examination of what happens to us when we suddenly realize life is upheaval and no one is safe."
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The Swimmers (2022)
Chloe Lane
"By turns touching, resonate, fiercely candid, and beautifully written."

Award nominations
2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction (nominee) : Heroic Measures


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