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									Mark SpraggMark Spragg
"Before I was able to support myself through my writing I taught high school, built fences, wrangled horses, guided in the Rocky Mountains, worked on oil rigs, and shod horses to make a living," Mark Spragg revealed to us in our exclusive interview. "I found that while I prefer writing, I see all work as pretty much the same, and approach it with the same ethic: come early, stay late, and focus on the details."

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Fact File

Name:
Mark Spragg
Current Home:
Cody, Wyoming
Date of Birth:
March 20, 1952
Place of Birth:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A. in English, 1974





At the Movies

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								An Unfinished Life, Author: 
								Mark Spragg.

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An Unfinished Life
by Mark Spragg
An all-star cast including Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, and Morgan Freeman brings Mark Spragg's beautifully nuanced drama of family and forgiveness to vivid life in the eagerly awaited film adaptation by distinguished director Lasse Hallström.

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An Early Inspiration

Favorite Writers & Reads

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								Narcissus and Goldmund, Author: 
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Narcissus and Goldmund
by Hermann Hesse, Ursule Molinaro (Translator)
"Reading this particular novel moved me to become brave enough to make my own choices, and also expanded my notion of the breadth of emotion a first-rate novelist could achieve," says Spragg of this classic Herman Hesse tale he first read as a teenager.

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								The Feast of Love, Author: 
								Charles Baxter.

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The Feast of Love
by Charles Baxter
Spragg also named Charles Baxter's The Feast of Love as a favorite, praising the novel's "absolute accuracy of voice... and how Baxter weaves them together to tell a broad and deeply moving story." Read our interview with Spragg to learn more about his best-loved books, including:

*Disgrace  by J. M. Coetzee
*Plainsong  by Kent Haruf
*All the Pretty Horses  by Cormac McCarthy
*Cold Mountain  by Charles Frazier
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Photo by Virginia Spragg