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Adam Haslett


USA flag (b.1970)

Adam Haslett is an American fiction writer. He was born in Kingston, Massachusetts and grew up in Oxfordshire, England, and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College (B.A., 1992), the University of Iowa (M.F.A., 1999), and Yale Law School (J.D., 2003). He has been a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Columbia University. He currently lives in New York City, New York.
 
Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2002) : You Are Not a Stranger Here
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2003) : You Are Not a Stranger Here


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All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost (2010)
Lan Samantha Chang
"All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost offers a starkly honest portrait of people caught up in the drive to write and of the personal bargains and self-deceptions that such an ambition can entail. Lan Samantha Chang was brave to write this book, to turn her novelist's eye onto a world she knows intimately, and her bravery pays off in the unflinching final scenes."
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The Dependents (2018)
Katharine Dion
"This richly textured family drama is a marvel of a novel. With great subtlety and tact, it evokes the love, devotion, and sadness that bind a grieving father to his troubled daughter. Its cumulative power comes from the depth of Dion's entry into her characters and the vividness of her prose that brings them to life. The Dependents is one of the best debut novels I've read in years, and a very auspicious one."

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