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Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1952, and grew up in La Cañada, California.

His novel A Home at the End of the World was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1990, to wide acclaim. A film version was directed by Michael Mayer, and featured Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Roberts and Sissy Spacek.

Flesh and Blood (FSG) followed in 1995.

In 1999, Michael Cunningham received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for The Hours (FSG). A film adaptation of The Hours was directed by Stephen Daldry, and featured Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, who received the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Land's End: A Walk Through Provincetown (Crown) was published in 2002, and Specimen Days (FSG) appeared three years later.

His sensational novel By Nightfallwas published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2010. Then followed 2014's The Snow Queen and 2015's short story collection A Wild Swan: And Other Tales

Michael Cunningham lives in New York.


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