Stephen Dixon (author)

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Stephen Dixon
Born (1936-06-06) June 6, 1936 (age 82)
New York City
Educationinternational relations
Alma materCity College of New York

Stephen Dixon (born 1936 in New York City) is an author of novels and short stories.


Dixon has been nominated for the National Book Award twice, in 1991 for Frog and in 1995 for Interstate. Dixon was one of seven children in the family.[1] His work, characterized by mordant humor, long sentences, and a frank attention to human sexuality, has also earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart prize.

He graduated from the City College of New York in 1958 and is a former faculty member of Johns Hopkins University. Before becoming a full-time writer Dixon worked a plethora of odd jobs ranging from bus driver to bartender. In his early 20s he worked as a journalist and in radio, interviewing such monumental figures as JFK, Richard Nixon and Khrushchev.[2] He has cited Fyodor Dostoevsky, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, and Anton Chekhov as his favorite authors.



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