Adam Levin





Adam Levin

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Adam Levin’s debut novel, The Instructions was published in late 2010. His stories have appeared in Tin House, McSweeney’s, and Esquire. Winner of the 2003 Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest and the 2004 Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize, Levin holds an MA in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. His collection of short stories, Hot Pink, will be published by McSweeney’s in 2011. He lives in Chicago, where he teaches writing at Columbia College and The School of the Art Institute.

Authorial Influences and Inspirations: Adam Novy, George Saunders, Leslie Lockett, Stanley Elkin, Christian TeBordo, Rebecca Curtis, Jerzy Kosinski, David Foster Wallace, Salvador
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Average rating: 3.91 · 2,410 ratings · 447 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Instructions
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 1,650 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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Hot Pink
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Aidsafari: A Memoir of My J...
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“The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

“Why do we weep once we know that everything will be alright? We weep because the only way everything could ever be alright is in fiction. We weep because what we've seen can't be true, no matter how badly we wish it were. We weep at the truth.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

“If I'd thought she was uninterested, I never would have worried so much - the prospect of screwing something up is much more daunting than that of screwing nothing up. I definitely thought there was something there, and so there was something to lose, you see.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

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