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Doug Dorst

Author of S.

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Doug Dorst is the author of Alive in Necropolis, which was a runner-up for the 2009 PEN/Hemingway, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, and one of Amazon.com's Best Books of 2008. His short story collection, The Surf Guru, was also an NYTBR Editors' Choice New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice as well as a Rumpus Book Club selection. His stories have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies Doug is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, and he has received Fellowships from the Michener-Copernicus Society and the National Endowment for the Arts. He co-wrote New York Times bestseller S. with J. J. Abrams which was released October 2013 from Little Brown imprint Mulholland Book. (Bowker Author Biography)
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