Nicholas Delbanco

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Nicholas Delbanco
Nicholas Delbanco at Nicola's Books Ann Arbor Michigan.JPG
Delbanco at a book signing event, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 15 February 2012
Born 1942
London, England
Spouse(s) Elena Greenhouse

Nicholas Delbanco (born 1942) is an American writer.

Life and career[edit]

Delbanco was born in London, England, the son of German Jewish parents Barbara (née Bernstein) and Kurt Delbanco, a businessman, art dealer, and sculptor.[1][2][3] He was educated at Harvard University, B.A. 1963; Columbia University, M.A. 1966. He taught at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1966–84, and at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1984–85. He was director of the MFA Program, and the Hopwood Awards Program at the University of Michigan, until his retirement in 2002.

He has published twenty books of fiction and non-fiction. In 2011, saw the publication of Sherbrookes. This book brings his trilogy of novels ("Possession," "Sherbrookes," "Stillness" from, consecutively, 1977, '78 and '80 ) between the covers of a single book. Shebrookes is not simply a reissue of the three original novels together, but a revised edition of the trilogy without being a complete revision of the original story.[4]

Delbanco has served as Chair of the Fiction Panel for the National Book Awards, received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980,[5] and twice, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship.

In 1962, while Delbanco was a student at Harvard, he was a student in a creative writing course at Harvard Summer School taught by John Updike, author and Harvard alum.[6] Another student in this class was Jonathan Penner.

Delbanco's daughter with Elena Greenhouse, Francesca, is married to director Nicholas Stoller. Elena Greenhouse's parents were cellist Bernard Greenhouse and Aurora de la Luz Fernandez y Menendez.[7]

Works[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Novels[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin and the Nature of First Acts. New Harvest. 19 November 2013. ISBN 978-0544114463. 

Editor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bookrags.com/biography/nicholas-franklin-delbanco-dlb/
  2. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-3483000038/delbanco-nicholas-1942.html
  3. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths DELBANCO, KURT". The New York Times. 19 November 2007. 
  4. ^ Owchar, Nick (28 August 2011). "Nicholas Delbanco: The Writer's Craft". latimes.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nicholas Delbanco – John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Gf.org. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Begley, Adam, Updike, 2014, Harper Collins, pg. 226
  7. ^ Lacher, Irene (9 October 2005). "Francesca Delbanco and Nicholas Stoller". The New York Times. 

External references[edit]

Works[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Novels[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Editor[edit]

Reviews[edit]

  • In "The Count of Concord" we see a veteran novelist working at the height of his powers, pulling out every trick he's learned in the four decades since he published his first book, "The Martlet's Tale," at 23.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, John (31 May 2008). "Nicholas Delbanco's "The Count of Concord"". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011.