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									Karl IagnemmaKarl Iagnemma
With a collection of short stories that explores the very un-scientific idea of love with a scientist's exacting eye, Karl Iagnemma's debut was an experiment that has succeeded, according to critics and fans. As The Los Angeles Times puts it, "Iagnemma's fiction can make even the most ardent math-hater appreciate the parabolic nature of life's ups and downs."

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Fact File

Karl Iagnemma
Current Home:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
October 19, 1972
Place of Birth:
Detroit, Michigan
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1994; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 1997; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2001

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								On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction, Author: 
								Karl Iagnemma.

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On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction
by Karl Iagnemma
Our Editors on why they selected Iagnemma's debut for the Discover Great New Writers program: "Sometimes it seems impossible that the insight certain young writers display in their craft could have come without decades of life experience. Karl Iagnemma's richly compelling book of relationship tales is the work of one such writer. In his collection of eight startlingly original stories, he explores the nature of love in all its deeply flawed complexity."

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Advice for the Aspiring

When we asked Iagnemma in our exclusive interview what advice he has for writers still waiting to be discovered, he commented, "Seems like the equation for 'discovery' contains equal parts talent and luck, so send out your best work, and cross your fingers."

An Author's Inspiration

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								Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Author: 
								Mark Twain, Roy Blount (Introduction).

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Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
by Mark Twain, Roy Blount (Introduction)
"I read Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court when I was thirteen," Iagnemma recalled fondly to us in our interview. "The young science geek in me was smitten.... [It was] the first book I wished I’d written."

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								The Heart of the Matter, Author: 
								Graham Greene.

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The Heart of the Matter
by Graham Greene
Iagnemma told us that Graham Greene's classic is "one of the most honest and wrenching books about internal struggle that I’ve ever read. A great work of literature, and also a great read." Check out our interview to learn more about Iagnemma's favorite books, including:

*A Flag for Sunrise  by Robert Stone
*Great Expectations  by Charles Dickens
*Rock Springs  by Richard Ford
*Italian Days  by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
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