Sam Lipsyte life and biography

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Sam Lipsyte biography

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Date of death : -
Birthplace : New York City, N.Y., United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-11-21
Credited as : fiction novelist, Venus Drive, The Climber Room 2011

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Sam Lipsyte is an American fiction novelist, native from New York City and raised in Closer, New Jersey. He is also professor of fiction at the Columbia University.

His writing work begun at the webzine FEED as editor. Later, his fiction/short stories appeared in The Quarterly, The New Yorker, Harper's, Noon, Tin House, Open City, N+1, Slate, McSweeney's, Esquire, GQ, Bookforum, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Nouvelle Revue Fran├žaise, The Paris Review, This Land among others. His novels/ short stories are characterized as black humor.

Hi 2011 novel "The Climber Room" is a short story about a thirty-something preschool teacher who dreams about having a baby of her own.


Author of books:

"The Climber Room" (2011)
"Deniers" (2011)
"The Dungeon Master" (2010)
"The Ask" (2010)
"Home Land" (2005)
"The Subject Steve" (2001)
"Venus Drive" (2000)

Sam Lipsyte's awards include 'New York Times Notable Book of the Year' for his novel Home Land in 2005 and also inaugural 2004 'Believer Book Award'. Novel Venus Drive was named one of the '25 Best Books' of 2000 by The Village Voice Literary Supplement. In 2008 Sam received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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