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Jeffrey Eugenides

novelist, short story writer, academic

1960   -  

genre: romance novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Brown University, Stanford University, University Liggett School
occupation: writer, novelist, university teacher, academic
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, grand prix de l'héroïne Madame Figaro du roman étranger, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Berlin Prize
influenced by: George Eliot, Henry James, Vladimir Nabokov, Gabriel García Márquez

Jeffrey Kent Eugenides (born March 8, 1960) is an American novelist and short story writer. He has written numerous short stories and essays, as well as three novels: The Virgin Suicides (1993), Middlesex (2002), and The Marriage Plot (2011). The Virgin Suicides served as the basis of a feature film, while Middlesex received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in addition to being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Dublin Literary Award, and France's Prix Médicis.
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