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American writers : a collection of literary biographies. Supplement VII, Julia Alvarez to Tobias Wolff
Parini, Jay.
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New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, [2001]

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xiv, 636 pages ; 29 cm
Julia Alvarez / Andrea Schaefer -- A.R. Ammons / Philip Bufithis -- Richard Bausch / Bert Almon -- Sandra Cisneros / Mary Ellen Bertolini -- Andre Dubus / Charles R. Baker -- George Garrett / Walter Sullivan -- Donald Justice / Wyatt Prunty -- William Kennedy / Philip E. Baruth -- Jane Kenyon / Laban Hill -- Jamaica Kincaid / Donna Seaman -- Barbara Kingsolver / Dana Cairns Watson -- Jerzy Kosinski / Stephen Soitos -- Mary Oliver / Jonathan N. Barron -- Annie Proulx / Robert Niemi -- James Purdy / David Breithaupt -- Anne Rice / Laurie Champion -- Carol Shields / Susan L. Blake -- Tobias Wolff / Pauls Toutonghi.
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PS129 .A55 SUPPL. 7 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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Among the 18 writers included in the" Supplement" are: Andre Dubus George Garrett William Kennedy Jerzy Kozinski Mary Oliver E. Annie Proulx Anne Rice And more

Author Notes

Jay Parini was born in Pittston, Pennsylvania in 1948. In 1970 he graduated from Lafayette College and he received a doctorate from the University of St. Andrews in 1975. Before becoming a professor of Engliah and Creative Writing at Vermont's Middlebury College in 1982, Parini taught at Dartmouth College.

Parini writes poetry, novels, biographies, and criticism, and he has published numerous reviews and essays in major journals and newspapers. He co-founded the New England Review in 1976. In 1995, he was appointed literary executor for author Gore Vidal. A film version of The Last Station, his 1990 novel, was released in 2009.

Parini's novel, One Matchless Time: A Life of William Faulkner, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Further volumes in the distinguished series add coverage of 36 writers, including John Irving, Anne Rice, and Jane Smiley.