Amor Towles




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Amor Towles

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Amor Towles was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University. An investment professional for over twenty years, he now writes fiction full time in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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Amor Towles Stephanie, Thanks for the kind remark on RULES. Like RULES, my new novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, steals a little from my life, steals a little from…moreStephanie, Thanks for the kind remark on RULES. Like RULES, my new novel, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW, steals a little from my life, steals a little from history, and relies on a whole lot of invention. As the title suggests, the story takes you to Russia with a new cast of characters and, of course, a new set concerns; but I hope that fans of RULES will rediscover many of the pleasures of that book in the new one. Best, AT(less)
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I've written fiction since I was a kid, and I didn't have my first novel published until I was in my forties. Hopefully, you wont have to wait as long as I did, but in the mean time, Ira Glass offers the best possible advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbC4g...(less)
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Rules of Civility

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A Gentleman in Moscow

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“In our twenties, when there is still so much time ahead of us, time that seems ample for a hundred indecisions, for a hundred visions and revisions—we draw a card, and we must decide right then and there whether to keep that card and discard the next, or discard the first card and keep the second. And before we know it, the deck has been played out and the decisions we have just made will shape our lives for decades to come.”
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“It is a lovely oddity of human nature that a person is more inclined to interrupt two people in conversation than one person alone with a book.”
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“...be careful when choosing what you're proud of--because the world has every intention of using it against you.”
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