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Stewart O'Nan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1961. He received a B. S. from Boston University in 1983 and received a M. F. A. in fiction from Cornell University in 1992. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. He has written several novels including The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, The Circus Fire, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In the Walled City won the 1993 Due Heinz Literature Prize; Snow Angels won the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize; and The Names of the Dead won the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Snow Angels was made into a feature film in 2007. In 1996, he was listed as one of Granta's best young American novelists. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Last Night at the Lobster… (more)
Last Night at the Lobster 1,342 copies, 122 reviews
Songs for the Missing 820 copies, 85 reviews
A Prayer for the Dying 677 copies, 38 reviews
Emily, Alone 666 copies, 49 reviews
Wish You Were Here 523 copies, 26 reviews
The Odds: A Love Story 451 copies, 45 reviews
Snow Angels: A Novel 438 copies, 13 reviews
The Good Wife 374 copies, 23 reviews
The Night Country 364 copies, 17 reviews
West of Sunset 357 copies, 24 reviews
A Face in the Crowd (Author) 321 copies, 22 reviews
Speed Queen 302 copies, 9 reviews
City of Secrets 204 copies, 23 reviews
Henry, Himself 185 copies, 12 reviews
Ocean State 168 copies, 19 reviews
The Names of the Dead 166 copies, 5 reviews
A World Away 135 copies, 2 reviews
Everyday People 93 copies, 3 reviews
In the Walled City: Stories 52 copies, 4 reviews
Monsters 13 copies
Poe 2 copies
Stories: All-New Tales (Contributor) 1,346 copies, 65 reviews
Boston Noir (Contributor) 279 copies, 8 reviews
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (Contributor) 233 copies, 3 reviews
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010 Edition (Contributor) 106 copies, 4 reviews
Halloween (Contributor) 70 copies
Pittsburgh Noir (Contributor) 64 copies, 3 reviews
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (Contributor) 51 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Screams: Volume Nine (Contributor) 31 copies, 7 reviews
October Dreams II (Anthology) (Contributor) 29 copies
Politically Inspired (Contributor) 22 copies
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Reading Stephen King (Author) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Detours (Author) 14 copies
Killer Crimes (Author) 2 copies
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