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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1949. He grew up in Kobe and then moved to Tokyo, where he attended Waseda University. After college, Murakami opened a small jazz bar, which he and his wife ran for seven...

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Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published eleven previous books. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Prize, the...

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Lydia Davis is an American writer known for her innovative and concise short stories who was born in 1947. She is known for her mastery of the short form, often experimenting with language and narrative structure. Davis has won numerous...

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John Edgar Wideman is an American novelist, short story writer, memoirist, and essayist known for his exploration of the African-American experience. He was born in 1941 and was the first person to win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction twice. Wideman...

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Joyce Carol Oates is a prolific American writer known for her versatility across various genres, including novels, short stories, essays, and poetry who was born in 1938. Oates has won numerous awards throughout her career, including the National Book Award...

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George Saunders is the author of eleven books, including Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for best work of fiction in English, and was a finalist for the Golden Man Booker, in which one Booker...

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Annie Proulx is an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist who was born in 1935. She is best known for her works such as The Shipping News, which won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1994 and the...

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Amina Gautier is an American author, essayist, literary critic and scholar. As a writer, Gautier has published four award-winning short story collections, having been recognized with the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, the USA Best Book Award in African American...

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Alice Adams was an American short story writer and novelist who lived from 1926 and 1999....

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Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (1929-2018) was a celebrated author whose body of work includes 21 novels, 11 volumes of short stories, 11 volumes of poetry, 13 children’s books, five essay collections, and four works of translation. The breadth and imagination...

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Joan Silber was raised in New Jersey and received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied writing with Grace Paley. She moved to New York after college and has made it her home ever since. She holds an...

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T. Coraghessan Boyle is the author of thirty books of fiction The Harder They Come (2015), The Terranauts (2016), The Relive Box (2017), Outside Looking In(2019), Talk To Me (2021) and I Walk Between the Raindrops (2022). He received a...

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Jean Stafford was an American short story writer and novelist, known for her works such as The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1970. She was born in 1915 in Covina,...

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Ken Liu is an American author of speculative fiction. He has won the Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy awards, as well as top genre honors in Japan, Spain, and France, among other countries. Liu’s debut novel, The Grace of Kings,...

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John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs".[1][2] His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the...

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Named one of Variety’s “10 Storytellers To Watch,” Matthew Baker is the author of the story collections Why Visit America and Hybrid Creatures and the children’s novel Key Of X, originally published as If You Find This. His stories have...

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Peter Taylor, in full Peter Hillsman Taylor, (born Jan. 8, 1917, Trenton, Tenn., U.S.—died Nov. 2, 1994, Charlottesville, Va.), American short-story writer, novelist, and playwright known for his portraits of Tennessee gentry caught in a changing society. From 1936 to...

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Morley Callaghan, in full Morley Edward Callaghan, (born Sept. 22, 1903, Toronto, Ont., Can.—died Aug. 25, 1990, Toronto), Canadian novelist and short-story writer. Callaghan attended the University of Toronto (B.A., 1925) and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1928). He never...

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Vandana Singh is an author of speculative fiction, a professor of physics at Framingham State University, and an interdisciplinary researcher on the climate crisis. She is the author of two short story collections, _The Woman Who Thought She Was a...