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									Nell FreudenbergerNell Freudenberger
Nell Freudenberger, a young writer whom Salon.com once described as “gorgeous and brilliant and poised and intimidating,” created quite a stir with her debut anthology of stories Lucky Girls. Now with the publication of her first novel The Dissident, Freudenberger is proving that she is not only “gorgeous and brilliant and poised and intimidating,” but she is also a budding novelist well worth watching.

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Fact File

Name:
Nell Freudenberger
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1975
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Harvard University, 1997; M.F.A., New York University, 2000
Awards:
Pen/Malamud Award for excellence in short fiction, Sue Kaufman prize for first fiction for Lucky Girls, 2004; O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories for “The Tutor”, 2004





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The Dissident
by Nell Freudenberger
Cultural exchange breeds more misunderstanding than enlightenment in this ambitious novel. When Yuan Zhao arrives from China in Beverly Hills, the differing reactions of his host family ironically underscore his uncertain status as an artist subjected to political persecution.

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Advice for the Aspiring

In our interview with Freudenberger, we asked what advice she'd give to aspiring authors. "Don't worry about being influenced one way or the other: read everything that interests you," she offers. "And write every day -- banal, but true."



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Lucky Girls: Stories
by Nell Freudenberger
Freudenberger's five stories, set in Southeast Asia and on the Indian subcontinent, are narrated by fiver very different young women who find themselves learning to fall in love -- as expats. "Gorgeously written.... Young writers as ambitious -- and as good -- as Nell Freudenberger give us reason for hope," said The New York Times.

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Mating
by Norman Rush, Marty Asher (Editor)
We asked Freudenberger to tell us about some of her other favorite books. Norman Rush's Mating made her list: "I’ve never read another novel where I cared as much about whether or not the two people would wind up together," she reflects. Read our interview to learn more about Freudenberger's best-loved books, including:

*So I Am Glad  by A. L. Kennedy
*Middlemarch  by George Eliot
*Suttree  by Cormac McCarthy
*Friend of My Youth  by Alice Munro
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