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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'.
 
Anthologies edited
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Non fiction
   Italian Pleasures (1996) (with Mark Mitchell)
   Pages Passed from Hand to Hand (1997)
   In Maremma (2001) (with Mark Mitchell)
   The Man Who Knew Too Much (2006)
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Awards
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
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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."

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