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									Andrew Sean GreerAndrew Sean Greer
John Updike's glowing review in The New Yorker may have put novelist and short story writer Andrew Sean Greer on the literary map, but it is nothing less than sheer talent that has kept him there.

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Andrew Sean Greer
Current Home:
San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
November 21, 1970
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
B.A. in English, Brown University, 1992; M.F.A . in Fiction, University of Montana, 1996
Brownbrokers Drama Award, 1990 and 1991; Cohen Award for Best Short Story, Ploughshares, 1997; San Francisco Library Laureate, 2003

A Barnes & Noble Discover Selection

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The Confessions of Max Tivoli
by Andrew Sean Greer
In selecting his mesmerizing fable about a man who ages in reverse as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, our editors praise Greer's "artful narration" and note that "the unsparing honesty of his uniquely resourceful and sympathetic protagonist carry this novel beyond a simple comparison."

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The Magic Number?

"When I was in grad school, I heard that you had to get 200 rejections before you could publish a story," Greer recounted to us in our exclusive interview. "You know, that kind of ridiculous and meaningless figure that you cling to when you’re beginning. So I figured I’d try to get all 200 out of the way as soon as possible. I was a writing and postage machine. By the end of two years, I had collected exactly 200 rejection letters from every magazine and literary journal in the country when I got a phone call from Richard Ford. He was publishing my story in Ploughshares. There is no moral to this story."

Greer's First Fiction

Greer's Reading Recommendations

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The Path of Minor Planets
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The New Yorker said of his debut as a novelist: "Greer pinpoints the 'tiny hidden madness in ordinary people' with unerring accuracy, and, in prose littered with sparks, makes palpable the longing for the celestial." Greer's fiction can also be found the acclaimed short story collection How It Was for Me.

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								Lolita, Author: 
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by Vladimir Nabokov
We asked Greer to tell us about some of his favorite books. Nabokov's classic ("a never-ending box of wonders") made his list; Read on to learn more about Greer's reading recommendations, including:

*Remembrance of Things Past   by Marcel Proust
*So Long, See You Tomorrow  by William F. Maxwell
*Bridge of Birds: A Novel of China That Never Was  by Barry Hughart
*I, Robot  by Isaac Asimov
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