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									Kevin CoyneKevin Coyne
With his compelling nonfiction reportage that's as dramatic as any novel -- including the WWII veteran profile Marching Home -- Kevin Coyne is bringing another perspective to "the greatest generation."

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Fact File

Name:
Kevin Coyne
Current Home:
Freehold, New Jersey
Date of Birth:
May 5, 1959
Place of Birth:
Freehold, New Jersey
Education:
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1981
Awards:
J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, 1999





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								Marching Home, Author: 
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Marching Home
by Kevin Coyne
Our editors on why they chose Coyne's Marching Home as a Spring 2003 Discover Great New Writers selection: "Coyne's is a story repeated in countless communities across America -- of men whose wartime experience honed their desire to live with quiet dignity. His attention to the details of his subjects' lives, times, and hometown is flawless, and Coyne recounts the mens' stories with such sensitivity and truthfulness that his book has a strangely paradoxical effect: It makes six otherwise unexceptional lives exalted."



Advice for the Aspiring

In our exclusive interview with Coyne, we asked him what he'd tell new writers just starting out. His advice: "Live cheaply, drive used cars, have a spouse with health insurance, be willing to go nine years without a vacation, have a lot of friends who aren’t writers, don’t weaken."



An Author's Inspiration

Coyne's Reading Recommendations

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								Rabbit, Run, Author: 
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Rabbit, Run
by John Updike
Coyne tells us how reading John Updike's modern classic as a high school student inspired his own writing career: "It made me realize for the first time that lives like my own were worthy of writing about and that people who lived lives like my own were capable of writing them," he recalls.

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								Charming Billy, Author: 
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Charming Billy
by Alice McDermott
We asked Coyne to tell us about some of his favorite books, He reflects on an interesting pair of novels that made his list: "Alice McDermott’s Charming Billy and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby are both set on New York’s Long Island, and both explore the tenuous, elusive call of love as it plays out over fragrant, unforgettable summers."

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