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Amor Towles

Auteur de A Gentleman in Moscow

17+ oeuvres 18,170 utilisateurs 1,047 critiques 19 Favoris

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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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) 9,041 exemplaires
Les règles du jeu (2011) 5,154 exemplaires
The Lincoln Highway (2021) 3,335 exemplaires
You Have Arrived at Your Destination (2019) 319 exemplaires
Table for Two: Fictions (2024) 137 exemplaires
Eve in Hollywood (2013) 99 exemplaires
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023 (2023) — Editor & Introduction — 30 exemplaires
The Didomenico Fragment (2021) 28 exemplaires
A Whimsy of the World 14 exemplaires
A Glimpse of Stocking 3 exemplaires
Closing Time 2 exemplaires
The Line 2 exemplaires
Nighthawks 1 exemplaire
BEST CRIME STORIES OF THE YEAR VOLUME 3 (2023) — Directeur de publication — 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Granta 148: Summer Fiction (2019) — Contributeur — 60 exemplaires
Forward Collection (2019) — Contributeur — 22 exemplaires

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Partage des connaissances

Date de naissance
1964
Sexe
male
Nationalité
USA
Pays (pour la carte)
USA
Lieu de naissance
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Lieux de résidence
Manhattan, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Études
Yale College
Stanford University
Professions
investor
novelist
Courte biographie
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 à Monthly Author Reads (Novembre 2020)
Group Read: Rules of Civility à 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Avril 2019)
A Gentleman in Moscow à The Green Dragon (Novembre 2017)

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Nikoz | 512 autres critiques | Sep 6, 2021 |
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Statistiques

Œuvres
17
Aussi par
2
Membres
18,170
Popularité
#1,213
Évaluation
4.2
Critiques
1,047
ISBN
173
Langues
20
Favoris
19

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