Amor Towles

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Amor Towles (2018)

Amor Towles (born 1964) is an American novelist. He is best known for his bestselling novels Rules of Civility (2011)[1] and A Gentleman in Moscow (2016).[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Towles was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow.


From 1991-2012, he worked as an investment professional in New York.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Towles resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, with his wife, Maggie, their son, and their daughter.[4]




  1. ^ Groskop, Viv (2011-07-15). "Rules of Civility by Amor Towles – review". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  2. ^ Taylor, Craig (2016-09-23). "A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  3. ^ "Amor Towles". Goodreads. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  4. ^ Kaufman, Joane (September 23, 2016). "Amor Towles, a Gentleman in Gramercy Park". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2017.

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