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Michael Cunningham

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Pulitzer Prize Winner

Michael Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles and lives in New York City. He is the author of the novels The Hours, A Home at the End of the World, Specimen Days, Flesh and Blood, and By Nightfall. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and Best American Short Stories, and he is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for The Hours, which was a New York Times bestseller, and was chosen as a Best Book of 1998 by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Publishers Weekly. He is a Professor at Brooklyn College for the M.F.A program.

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  • Michael Cunningham and James Franco on Youth

    The two discuss youth, how to inhabit characters, and the worst question to ask an author.

  • Michael Cunningham and James Franco on Writing

    The two discuss writing fiction, MFA programs, and the importance of rigor.

  • Michael Cunningham and James Franco Meet

    The two discuss their new books and how they met.

  • By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Michael Cunningham's New York Times bestselling novel By Nightfall, narrated by Hugh Dancy. Peter and Rebecca Harris, midforties, are prosperous denizens of Manhattan. He's an art dealer, she's an editor. They live well.

  • Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Michael Cunningham's novel Specimen Days, narrated by Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming. In each section of Michael Cunningham's bold novel, his first since the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, a man, and a woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story that takes place at the height of the industrial revolution as human beings confront the alienating realities of the new machine age.

  • A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Michael Cunningham's novel A Home at the End of the World, read by Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Blair Brown, and Jennifer Van Dyck. For the first time, an audio production is available of Michael Cunningham's critically acclaimed novel—published to coincide with the release of the feature film starring Colin Farrell and Dallas Roberts.

  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Michael Cunningham read from his novel The Hours, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction, and adapted into a film that was nominated for 9 Academy Awards.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

Laws for Creations

Walt Whitman; Selected and Introduced by Michael Cunningham

In Walt Whitman, Michael Cunningham sees a poet whose vision of humanity is ecstatic, democratic, and sensuous. Just over a hundred years ago, Whitman celebrated America as it survived the Civil...

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The Snow Queen

Michael Cunningham

A darkly luminous new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The HoursMichael Cunningham’s luminous novel begins with a vision. It’s November...

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Land's End

Michael Cunningham

"Cunningham’s short book is a haunting, beautiful piece of work. . . . A magnificent work of art." —The Washington Post"Easily read on a plane-and-ferry journey from here...

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By Nightfall

Michael Cunningham

Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts—he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age...

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