David Gordon

David Gordon was born in New York City. He attended Sarah Lawrence College and holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature and an MFA in Writing, both from Columbia University. His first novel, The Serialist, won the VCU/Cabell First Novel Award and was a finalist for an Edgar Award, as well being the first foreign novel to win three prestigious awards in Japan, where it was also made into a major feature film. His second novel, Mystery Girl,was selected as a top pick in the New Yorker, and his short story collection, White Tiger on Snow Mountain, was published in 2015. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Paris ReviewPurple, and Fence, among other publications. In addition to Japanese, his books have been translated into Korean, Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, German and French. He lives in Brooklyn and is a Visiting Professor at the Pratt Institute. You can find him on Twitter @davidgordonx.


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