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									Francine ProseFrancine Prose
Known as much for her wit as she is for her eclecticism, Francine Prose is a true renaissance woman of the literary set. She has written essays, art and literary reviews, translations, children’s books, novellas, and short stories -- not to mention bitingly humorous novels like Bigfoot Dreams and Blue Angel.

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Francine Prose
Current Home:
Brooklyn, New York
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
B.A., Radcliffe College, 1968
Guggenheim Fellowship, 1991; Fulbright grant; Pushcart Prize; PEN-America prize for translation, 1988

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								Bullyville, Author: 
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by Francine Prose
My father was killed on 9/11. When eighth grader Bart Rangely is granted a "mercy" scholarship to an elite private school after his father is killed in the North Tower, doors should have opened. Instead, he is terrorized and bullied by his own mentor. So begins the worst year of his life.
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*  Bigfoot Dreams (1986)
*  Primitive People (1992)
*  Blue Angel (2000)
*  The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired (2002)
*  A Changed Man (2005)
*  Reading like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (2006)
*  Bullyville (2007)

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Blue Angel
by Francine Prose
Prose's experiences as an instructor at some of the country's most prestigious writing programs inform her wickedly satiric tenth novel, the story of a "middle-aged midlist novelist" and his affair with a brilliant and ambitious young student. Publishers Weekly called Blue Angel "A peerlessly accomplished performance, at once tinglingly contemporary and timelessly funny."

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A Way with Words

Together with Philip Boehm and other translators, Prose has translated the works of Ida Fink, a Polish Holocaust survivor now living in Israel. She was awarded a PEN translation prize for her translation of Fink's story collection A Scrap of Time and Other Stories.

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