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Helen De Witt

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Helen DeWitt (born in Takoma Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C.) is a novelist.

DeWitt grew up primarily in South America, as her parents worked in the United States diplomatic service. After a year at Northfield Mount Hermon School and two short periods at Smith College, DeWitt studied classics at the University of Oxford, first at Lady Margaret Hall, and then at Brasenose College for her D.Phil.
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : The Last Samurai
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel nominee (2013) : Lightning Rods