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Word of South 2021

David Leavitt

David Leavitt’s published fiction includes the short-story collections Family Dancing (finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award), A Place I’ve Never BeenArkansas and The Marble Quilt, as well as the novels The Lost Language of CranesEqual AffectionsWhile England Sleeps (finalist for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize), The Page TurnerMartin BaumanThe Body of Jonah Boyd and The Indian Clerk (finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award). 

He is a member of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Florida as well as the founder and editor of the literary journal Subtropics.