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Between her justified desire for deluxe and her longing for real romance, Lily Bart, the brave and smart protagonist of this highly acclaimed novel, slides down the shoots of New York city' s shallow company to a sad end. It is the surviving of the strongest in what E.L. Doctorow called this "most fiery American" nightclub and fishing game.
"I did my best to tear a reader's nerve ", Steinbeck said about his novel about a destitute Okies who were expelled from their country during the Great Depression. A retired writer best known for introducing a scriptural grasp of evils into his depiction of the irreconcilable American countryside, he had a great career with this story of a gifted 16-year-old horse-breaker who was expelled from his Texas farm in 1940.
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38-year-old Jesse Ball was a New York native and has written six books, a series of poems and essays, a drawing collection and an educational publication, Notes on My Dunce Cap. Hall Butler, 31, is a Chicago-based author. Their first novel, Jillian, was released in 2015 and was described by the Chicago Tribune as the "feelbad of the year".
28-year-old Emma Cline was native to California and is the writer of The Girls, nominated for the first novel award of the Center for Film 2016 and the John Leonard Award of the National Book Critics Circle 2016. Is Joshua Cohen, 36, was borne in Atlantic City. Wrote five books, among them Book of Numbers, as well as a collection of stories and a non-fiction book, Attentions!
38-year-old Mark Doten is a Minnesota-born Brooklyn-based novelist. He made his début novel The Infernal in 2015. 36-year-old Jen George was in Thousand Oaks, California, where she grew up. She' the creator of the anthology The Babysitter at Rest. She' s in New York. 34-year-old Rachel B. Glaser released her first novel, Paulina & Fran, in 2015.
New York, USA; her most recent novel, Fates and Furies, was a finaleist for the National Book Awards 2016 and the National Book Critics Circle Awards 2015. 27-year-old Yaa Gyasi was in Ghana and grew up in Alabama. She received the John Leonard Prize in 2016 for her first novel, Homegoing.
38-year-old Garth Hallberg was Louisiana by birth and raised in North Carolina. He' ist der Autor von A Field Guide to the North American Family and City on Fire. 34-year-old Greg Jackson is the winner of a 5-under-35 prize from the National Book Foundation for Prodigal's work.
37-year-old Ukrainian-born Sana Krasikov was living in Georgia and Kenya before coming back to the United States four years ago. The Patriots is her latest novel, this year. Mississippi, Catherine Lacey, 32, is the creator of Nobody Is Ever Missing, a novel that won the 2016 Whiting Awards and was translatable into five different tongues.
A 38-year-old Ben Lerner was borne in Topeka, Kansas. Writer of three volumes of poems and two books of novel (Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04). The most recent of his works is the monography The Hate of Poetics. Qaran Mahajan, 33, was borne in New Delhi. Writer of Family Planning and The Association of Small Bombs, he was a finaleist for the National Belletristic Award 2016.
He is the creator of the story book The Czar of Love and Techno and has been a finaleist for the National Book Critics Circle 2015 prize. 39-year-old Dinaw Mengestu was in Ethiopia and grew up in Illinois. He' s the writer of three books.
In 2007 he won the Guardian First Book Awards and in 2012 he was honored with a MacArthur Fellowship. 35-year-old Moshfegh was baptized in Boston. She was nominated for the Man Booker 2016 Awards. Chuenelo Okparanta, 36, was borne in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Writer of Under the Udala Trees and Happiness, Like Water, she is a 2014 O Henry and Lambda Literary laureate.
33-year-old Esmé Weijun Wang is an exponent of psychological wellbeing, writer and writer of the novel The Border of Paradise. For her essay The Collected Schizophrenias she won the Graywolf Press 2016 Nonfiction Award. 33-year-old Claire Vaye Watkins was bred and brought up in the Mojave deserts of California. Their Battleborn history library won the Dylan Thomas Award in 2013.