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Daniel Mason


(b.1976)

Daniel Mason received his Bachelor's degree in biology from Harvard in 1998 and spent a year studying malaria on the Thai-Myanmar border, where much of The Piano Tuner was written. He is currently a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
 
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2007) : A Far Country
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2021) : A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth


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