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Michael Cunningham

USA flag (b.1952)

Michael Cunningham was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in California. He received his B.A. in English literature from Stanford University and his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa. His novel A Home at the End of the World was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1990 to wide acclaim. A film version was directed by Michael Mayer, and featured Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Roberts and Sissy Spacek.

Non fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book winner (1999) : The Hours
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1999) : The Hours
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : The Hours

Michael Cunningham recommends
Hester Among the Ruins (2002)
Binnie Kirshenbaum
"A rare and remarkable writer."
Suspension (2006)
Robert Westfield
"A beauty of a book."
Matrimony (2007)
Joshua Henkin
"In the tradition of John Cheever and Richard Yates ... a novel about love, hope, delusion, and the intricate ways in which time's passage raises us up even as it grinds us down. It's a beautiful book. Here's to its brilliant future."
Room (2010)
Emma Donoghue
"Potent, darkly beautiful, and revelatory."
Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2011)
Samuel R Delany
"Samuel R. Delany is not only one of the most profound and courageous writers at work today, he is a writer of seemingly limitless range."
Before Everything (2017)
Victoria Redel
"Gorgeous, a heartbreaker, a non-stop dazzler, a major achievement."
Who Is Rich? (2017)
Matthew Klam
"I seriously, deeply love this book."

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