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John Casey

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John Casey is an American writer and translator. He won the National Book Award in 1989 for his novel Spartina.

Casey went to school at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the University of Iowa. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. Casey has two adult daughters from his first marriage to novelist Jane Barnes, Nell Casey and Maud Casey. Maud Casey is a published author in her own right, with two well-reviewed novels and a collection of short stories to her credit. Nell Casey is the editor of the best-selling essay collection on depression and creativity, including essays by herself and her sister, and editor of a second essay collection by contributors caring for family through illness and death.
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1989) : Spartina

John Casey recommends
White Swan, Black Swan (2001)
Adrienne Sharp
"A stunningly lovely book about dance and dancers and their hard-won moments of beauty... I can't believe it's a debut worl - it's brilliantly clear, deamatically swift, and knowingly conceived."

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