John Casey (novelist)
Casey went to school at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. He currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he is Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. Among others, writer Breece D'J Pancake studied under him.
Casey has two adult daughters from his first marriage to novelist Jane Barnes: Nell Casey and Maud Casey. Maud Casey is a published author in her own right, with two well-reviewed novels and a collection of short stories to her credit. Nell Casey is the editor of the best-selling essay collection "Unholy Ghost" on depression and creativity, including essays by herself and her sister, and editor of a second essay collection "An Uncertain Inheritance" by contributors caring for family through illness and death.
Casey's papers reside at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.
Casey's brother-in-law is Nobel Prize-winning physician Harold E. Varmus.
- 1989 National Book Award for his novel Spartina
- 1991 Rome Prize
- 1993 "Mildred and Harold Strauss Living" Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
List of novels
- An American Romance, Atheneum, 1977 ISBN 978-0-689-10770-2
- Testimony and Demeanor, Knopf, 1979 ISBN 978-0-394-50097-3 (reissued in 2005)
- Spartina, Knopf, 1989 ISBN 978-0-394-50098-0
- Supper at the Black Pearl, Lord John Press, 1996 ISBN 978-0-935716-65-8
- The Half-life of Happiness, Vintage, 1999 ISBN 978-0-375-70608-0
- Alessandro Boffa (2002). You're an Animal, Viskovitz!. Translator John Casey. Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-375-40528-0.
- Linda Ferri (2006). Enchantments. Translator John Casey. Vintage. ISBN 978-1-4000-3352-2.
- Compass Rose, Knopf, (October 19, 2010) ISBN 978-0-375-41025-3
- Room For Improvement, Knopf (October, 2010)
- Joe David Bellamy (1995). "John Casey". Literary luxuries: American writing at the end of the millennium. University of Missouri Press. ISBN 978-0-8262-1029-6.
- "'U.Va. Profiles' Features Award-Winning Author John Casey", UVa Today
- John Casey author spotlight at Random House of Canada
- Inscription in Spartina
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