Ethan Canin


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Ann Arbor, Michigan, The United States
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Highly regarded as both a novelist and a short story writer, Ethan Canin has ranged in his career from the "breathtaking" short stories of Emperor of the Air to the "stunning" novellas of The Palace Thief, from the "wise and beautiful" short novel Carry Me Across the Water to the "epic" America America. His short stories, which have been the basis for four Hollywood movies, have appeared in a wide range of magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The Paris Review, and Granta, and have been selected for many prize anthologies.

The son of a musician and a public-school art teacher, he spent his childhood in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California before attending Stanford University, the University of Iowa Writers' Worksh
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Average rating: 3.74 · 15,377 ratings · 2,028 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Doubter's Almanac

3.69 avg rating — 3,650 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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America America

3.65 avg rating — 3,195 ratings — published 2008 — 29 editions
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Emperor of the Air

4.05 avg rating — 1,483 ratings — published 1988 — 16 editions
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The Palace Thief

3.88 avg rating — 1,534 ratings — published 1994 — 17 editions
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For Kings and Planets

3.71 avg rating — 979 ratings — published 1998 — 16 editions
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Carry Me Across the Water

3.80 avg rating — 781 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Blue River

3.49 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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Writers Harvest, 2: A Colle...

3.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1996
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American Beauty Stories

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1993
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An American Political Tragedy

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008
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“One of the hallmarks of our politics now is that we tend to elect those who can campaign over those who can lead;”
Ethan Canin, America America

“Dawkins once said that he opposed religion mainly because it taught us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”
Ethan Canin, A Doubter's Almanac

“I've solved a problem that was thought to be unsolvable. . . . And I learned that only a small part of it is talent. The rest is determination. . . . The will is everything.”
Ethan Canin, A Doubter's Almanac

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