Francine Prose

Francine Prose


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
April 01, 1947

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Francine Prose is the author of twenty works of fiction. Her novel A Changed Man won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and Blue Angel was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and the New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. The recipient of numerous grants and honors, including a Guggenheim and a Fulbright, a Director's Fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, Prose is a former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her most recent book is Lovers at the Chame ...more

Average rating: 3.65 · 56,965 ratings · 7,451 reviews · 121 distinct worksSimilar authors
Reading Like a Writer: A Gu...

3.76 avg rating — 8,333 ratings — published 2006 — 27 editions
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Lovers at the Chameleon Clu...

3.60 avg rating — 4,333 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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Anne Frank: The Book, the L...

4.13 avg rating — 2,495 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Blue Angel

3.33 avg rating — 3,057 ratings — published 2000 — 20 editions
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Goldengrove

3.27 avg rating — 2,429 ratings — published 2008 — 24 editions
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After

3.51 avg rating — 1,768 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Mister Monkey

3.42 avg rating — 1,881 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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My New American Life

3.19 avg rating — 1,236 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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A Changed Man

3.34 avg rating — 1,109 ratings — published 2005 — 19 editions
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Touch

2.97 avg rating — 938 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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“I waited for dawn, but only because I had forgotten how hard mornings were. For a second I'd be normal. Then came the dim awareness of something off, out of place. Then the truth came crashing down and that was it for the rest of the day. Sunlight was reproof. Shouldn't I feel better than I had in the dead of night.”
Francine Prose, Goldengrove

“The mystery of death, the riddle of how you could speak to someone and see them every day and then never again, was so impossible to fathom that of course we kept trying to figure it out, even when we were unconscious.”
Francine Prose, Goldengrove

“People see everything through the lens of their obsessions.”
Francine Prose, Goldengrove

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