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Adam Johnson



Adam Johnson is Associate Professor of English with emphasis in creative writing at Stanford University. A Whiting Writers Award winner, his work has appeared in EsquireHarpers, Playboy, GQ, Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, The New York Times and Best American Short Stories. He is the author of Emporium, a short-story collection, and the novel Parasites Like Us. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages. Johnson was a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.  His novel The Orphan Masters Son was published in 2012 by Random House and received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. He also has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013-14.
 
Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2013) : The Orphan Master's Son
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2015) : Fortune Smiles


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The Other Joseph (2015)
Skip Horack
"A brilliant, gripping novel...that is as concerned with the search for the answers as it is with matters of the heart and soul."
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The Alaskan Laundry (2016)
Brendan Jones
"A truly towering debut novel Jones Charts new novelists territory and sends back moving dispatchers from frontiers of human heart."
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The Worlds We Think We Know (2017)
Dalia Rosenfeld
"A profound debut from a writer of great talent."
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The Verdun Affair (2018)
Nick Dybek
"Sometimes the true battle begins only after the fighting is over. In this case, it's the struggle to regain feeling, memory, and love in a landscape where verdancy can flourish again over graves and trenches and bones, but not over the craters of a wounded spirit. In the end, only a story can do that, but it must be as rich and poignant and compelling as Nick Dybek's immersive and atmospheric The Verdun Affair. The meaning in life often goes AWOL, and we look to our great writers-writers like Nick Dybek-to bring it back."

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