Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus III is perhaps best known for his novel, House of Sand and Fog, a #1 New York Times best-seller and an Oprah Book Club Selection. His most recent book is his memoir, Townie. After teaching writing courses at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Emerson College, he now teaches at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Son of the late short story master and novelist, Andre Dubus, Andre Dubus III grew up in mill towns on the Merrimack River along the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. He began writing fiction at age 22, just a few months after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Many years later, Dubus is now the author of five books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie, published in 2011.
His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994, The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and The Best of Hope Magazine. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for fiction, the Pushcart Prize, the 2012 Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was a Finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters.
His novel, House of Sand and Fog, which was made into an Academy Award-nominated motion picture, has been published in 20 languages. It was a fiction finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Booksense Book of the Year; and was an Oprah Book Club Selection.