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Andre Dubus III was born on September 11, 1959 in Oceanside, California. He is the son of the acclaimed writer Andre Dubus, and mystery writer James Lee Burke is his cousin. Dubus attended Bradford College, where his father taught, and then switched to the University of Texas at Austin where he studied sociology, political science and economics. He dropped out of a Ph.D. program, signed on at a construction site, and began boxing. A friend convinced Dubus to start writing, and he wrote in his spare time till getting a job teaching writing at Emerson. He has also worked as a private investigator, corrections counselor, and bounty hunter, as well as various other jobs. As an actor he has appeared in numerous stage plays and three independent films. He is also a general contractor and carpenter. Dubus is the author of the story collection The Cage Keeper and other Stories and the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog (which was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award and was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film), and The Garden of Last Days. Dubus has garnered other distinctions, including a Pushcart Prize and a 1985 National Magazine Award for Fiction. He has also been published in short story anthologies, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and numerous literary reviews. Dubus teaches creative writing courses at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and has also taught writing at Harvard University and Tufts University. (Bowker Author Biography)
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House of Sand and Fog 6,257 copies, 114 reviews
The Garden of Last Days 827 copies, 39 reviews
Townie 729 copies, 39 reviews
Dirty Love 280 copies, 24 reviews
Gone So Long 160 copies, 8 reviews
Bluesman 129 copies, 1 review
The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake (Afterword, some editions) 734 copies, 20 reviews
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (Contributor) 230 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Essays 1994 (Contributor) 170 copies
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (Contributor) 69 copies, 1 review
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (Contributor) 22 copies, 1 review
Bubblegum and Kipling: Stories (Editor; Introduction) 3 copies
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