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David Leavitt

USA flag (b.1961)

David Leavitt has written several highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, including THE LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANES, which was made into a BBC film. His recently published collection of novellas, ARKANSAS, was hailed by the INDEPENDENT as 'a literary triumph'.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
   Italian Pleasures (1996) (with Mark Mitchell)
   Pages Passed from Hand to Hand (1998)
   In Maremma (2001) (with Mark Mitchell)
   The Man Who Knew Too Much (2006)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1985) : Family Dancing
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Indian Clerk
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Indian Clerk

David Leavitt recommends
Blooms of Darkness (2010)
Aharon Appelfeld
"Like Anne Frank’s diary - a work to which it will draw justified comparison - Blooms of Darkness records a brutal process of education [through which] Appelfeld reveals his compassion, his wisdom, and his restraint . . . Majestic and humane."
Harry Sylvester Bird (2022)
Chinelo Okparanta
"Chinelo Okparanta is one of our finest writers, and Harry Sylvester Bird is her finest book yet: funny, moving, and (in the best sense of the word) incendiary."

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