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Susan Choi


USA flag (b.1969)

Susan Choi was born in Indiana and grew up in Texas. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award at Barnes & Noble. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
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Picture Books
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Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : American Woman
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2009) : A Person of Interest


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"Francisco Goldman . . . Francisco Goldberg? . . . Frankie Gee!--crafter of the tenderest dirtiest love scenes!--the wisest and spookiest children!--the fathers whose monstrosity breaks our hearts with compassion for them--who else can do all this? Francisco Goldman is uncategorizable, as is this book which made me grow a second heart just to contain all its fierce tenderness. Goldman has been my literary hero from his first entrancing Long Night of White Chickens to this latest take-no-prisoners Monkey Boy. He is a true original, that rarest of writers, the kind we cannot live without."

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