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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 IIII’s books include the New York Times’ bestsellers House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie. His novel, Gone So Long, received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Library Journal and has been named on many “Best Books” lists, including selection for The Boston Globe’s “Twenty Best Books of 2018” and “The Best Books of 2018”, “Top 100”, Amazon. He has three new books out or forthcoming, his novel Such Kindness, June 2023, a collection of personal essays, Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin, due winter 2024, and, as editor, Reaching Inside: 50 Acclaimed Authors on 100 Unforgettable Short Stories.

Mr. Dubus has been a finalist for the National Book Award, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, two Pushcart Prizes, and is a 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.f


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Photo Credit: Kevin Harkins

Andre Dubus III, Writers for WaterBridge Outreach: Books + Water
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