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Amor Towles

Autor(a) de A Gentleman in Moscow

17+ Works 18,140 Membros 1,045 Reviews 19 Favorited

About the Author

Amor Towles grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. His novel, "Rules of Civility" reached the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. The book mostrar mais was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2011. The book has been published in 15 languages. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned to be made into a feature film. Viking/Penguin published Towles's next novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, on September 6, 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) 9,032 cópias
Rules of Civility (2011) 5,156 cópias
The Lincoln Highway (2021) 3,329 cópias
Table for Two: Fictions (2024) 120 cópias
Eve in Hollywood (2013) 99 cópias
The Didomenico Fragment (2021) 28 cópias
Closing Time 2 cópias
The Line 2 cópias
Nighthawks 1 exemplar(es)
Descomprometidos - eBook 1 exemplar(es)
BEST CRIME STORIES OF THE YEAR VOLUME 3 (2023) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Granta 148: Summer Fiction (2019) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Forward Collection (2019) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1964
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (para mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Manhattan, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Educação
Yale College
Stanford University
Ocupação
investor
novelist
Pequena biografia
Amor Towles (born 1964) is an American novelist. He is best known for his bestselling novels Rules of Civility (2011) and A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), the latter of which made him a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize.

Towles was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. When Towles was 10 years old, he threw a bottle with a message inside into the Atlantic Ocean. Several weeks later, he received a letter from Harrison Salisbury, who was then the managing editor of The New York Times. Towles and Salisbury corresponded for many years afterward.

After graduating from Yale University. Towles was set to teach in China on a two-year fellowship from the Yale China Association. However, this was abruptly canceled due to the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

From 1991-2012, he worked as an investment banker and director of research at Select Equity Group in New York.

When Towles was a younger man, he credits renowned nature writer, novelist and one of the founders of The Paris Review, Peter Matthiessen, as the primary inspiration for writing novels. Towles' first book Rules of Civility was successful beyond his expectations; so much so that the proceeds from the book afforded him the luxury of retirement from investment banking so that he could pursue writing full time.

Towles resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, with his wife, Maggie, their son, Stokley, and their daughter, Esmé. Towles is a collector of fine-art and antiques.

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October 2020: Amor Towles em Monthly Author Reads (Novembro 2020)
Group Read: Rules of Civility em 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Abril 2019)
A Gentleman in Moscow em The Green Dragon (Novembro 2017)

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Estatísticas

Obras
17
Also by
2
Membros
18,140
Popularidade
#1,214
Avaliação
4.2
Resenhas
1,045
ISBNs
173
Idiomas
20
Favorito
19

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