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Nic Kelman

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in New York City, The United States



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Nic Kelman was born in New York City to parents from the UK and the US. Documentarian Alfred Kelman was his father. Kelman received a Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Science and a Minor in Film and Media Studies from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then received a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brown University where he studied under a full fellowship.

Kelman's first novel, "girls: a paean," (Little, Brown and Company, 2003) was a San Francisco Chronicle and New York Journal News Best Book of the Year. It went on to become a critically acclaimed international bestseller and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. In Italy, where Fazi Editore was the publisher, it was notably successful.


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3.42 avg rating — 554 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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How to Pass as Human

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Video Game Art

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Il comportamento della luce

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“It's because they don't understand good sex has nothing to do with equality.”
Nic Kelman, girls

“And if they don't like it if you use those words and they stop moving put their hand on your mouth say "Don't say thatdon't use that wordI don't like it " if they say they don't want to try being handcuffed to the towel rack in the bathroom they're never any good in bed. They may be nice. They may be witty charming etc. etc. They may be doing something for women's liberation (over what? over whom?). But they're never any good in bed.”
Nic Kelman, girls

“You still said things like that then, still bothered trying to be clever.”
Nic Kelman, girls

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