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Darin Strauss


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Darin Strauss is the international bestselling author of the New York Times Notable books Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy. Also a screenwriter, he is adapting Chang and Eng with Gary Oldman, for Disney. The recipient of a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing, he is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU's Graduate school.
 
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History of a Suicide (2011)
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Paper Lantern (2014)
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The Painted Ocean (2016)
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Spaceman of Bohemia (2017)
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Raising the Dad (2018)
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The Book of M (2018)
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"The Book of M is exciting, imaginative, unique, and beautiful. Shepherd proves herself not just a writer to watch, but a writer to treasure."
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The Devoted (2018)
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