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Darin Strauss


The best-selling author and professor on teaching creative writing and helping students find their voice

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Darin Strauss is the author of the the novel More Than It Hurts You, the international bestseller Chang and Eng, and the New York Times Notable Book The Real McCoy, one of the New York Public Library's "25 Books to Remember of 2002." His work has been translated into 14 languages and he teaches creative writing at NYU, for which he won a 2005 "Outstanding Dozen" teaching award. Strauss was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction writing.

His latest work is a memoir, Half a Life (McSweeney' s), which hit stores in September 2010 to critical acclaim.

Half-A-life

Read the New York Times review of Darin Strauss's memoir, Half a Life.


Real McCoy

Strauss's The Real McCoy was a New York Times Notable Book in 2002.


More Than It Hurts You

The 2008 work More Than It Hurts You is Strauss's most recent novel.

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