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Mark Helprin

USA flag (b.1947)

A conservative commentator who has served in the Israeli army may not seem the likeliest source of whimsy, but Mark Helprin's tales are written from the soul of a poet. Soldiers and burglars figure prominently in his work, but the stories are not tales of intrigue; they focus more on love, morality and far-flung travels.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Short stories
A City in Winter [short story] (1996)World Fantasy

PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1982) : Ellis Island: And Other Stories
World Fantasy Best Novella winner (1997) : A City in Winter [short story]