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Julie Orringer

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in Miama, Florida, The United States


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Julie Orringer is an American author born in Miami, Florida. Her first book, How to Breathe Underwater, was published in September 2003 by Knopf Publishing Group. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Best New American Voices, and The Best American Non-Required Reading. She received the Paris Review's Discovery Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, The Yale Review Editors' Prize, Ploughshares' Cohen Award, the Northern California Book Award, and the Anne and Robert Cowan Award from the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. She was the recipient of ...more

Average rating: 4.16 · 38,058 ratings · 4,583 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Invisible Bridge

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How to Breathe Underwater

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Note to Sixth-Grade Self

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“And what if I fail?"
"Ah! Then you'll have a story to tell.”
Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge

“I wondered how it could be that people could love God and hate one another.”
Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater

“It was like love, he thought, this crumbling chapel: it has been complicated, and therefore perfected, by what time had done to it”
Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge


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