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David Leavitt
(June 23, 1961 - living) U.S.A.

David Leavitt



David LeavittDavid was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the younghest of three children, grew up in Palo Alto, California, and attented Yale University where in 1983 he graduated with a BA in English, having studied creative writing and literary history.

In 1989 he received a Guggenheim fellowship and spent time in Barcelona as foreign-writer-in-residence at the Institute of Catalan Letters. Since the late 1980s he has lived in a farm in Tuscany, in Italy with his lover, Mark Mitchell. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Florida.


David LeavittBooks:

  • Family Dancing (1984)
  • The Lost Language of Cranes (1986)
  • Equal Affections (1989)
  • Arkansas (1997)
  • The Page Turner (1998)
  • The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1998)
  • Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914 (1998)
  • Marble Quilt (2001)
  • In Maremma (2001)
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