Andre Dubus III
"I began reading literary fiction when I was 18. At the time, I was living in a depressed mill town with my three siblings and overwhelmed single mother. What fiction began to teach me was this: life is not about being happy. It's about living in the complex gray of it with as much daily joy and search for truth as is possible. Great novels and poems and short stories have also shown me that I'm just one speck in this grand opera, but I'm not alone. None of us are; there is no other."
Andre Dubus III is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and his memoir, Townie, a New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice". His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller and an Academy Award-nominated film. Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013 and has been listed as a New York Times “Notable Book”, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice.” Gone So Long, published in the Fall of 2018, is Mr. Dubus' first novel in a decade.
Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages, and he teaches full-time at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Fontaine, a modern dancer, and their three children.
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