Leavitt by Anthony Rue

David Leavitt is the prolific author of several short story collections such as Family Dancing for which he was finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. He’s written numerous novels. While England Sleeps was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize and The Indian Clerk was not just a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize but also shortlisted for the IMPAC/Dublin Award. He’s co-authored anthologies and his work has appeared in many newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Tin House. He is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gugenheim Foundation and the Institute of Catalan Letters in Barcelona, Spain. Professor Leavitt has taught at Princeton and currently teaches at the University of Florida where he is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Subtropics.

I had the remarkably good fortune to interview him for The Review Review. Check it out!

“I Look for Stories That Grab Me by the Collar and Won’t Let Me Go.” A Chat With David Leavitt, Editor of Subtropics

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