Tommy Orange

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Tommy Orange
A portrait of Tommy Orange, wearing a hat, grey t-shirt. He is smiling towards the camera
Orange in 2018 in Texas
Born (1982-01-19) January 19, 1982 (age 38)
Oakland, California, U.S.
ResidenceMurphys, California, U.S.
Home townOakland, California, U.S.

Tommy Orange (born January 19, 1982) is an American novelist and a writer from Oakland, California. His first book There There was one of the finalists for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize.[1]

Orange was also the recipient of 2019 American Book Awards.[2] Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He attended Institute of American Indian Arts and earned the Masters in Fine Arts. He was born and raised in Oakland, California, and resides in Murphys, California, with his wife and son.[3]

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  1. ^ León, Concepción de (2019-04-16). "What Pulitzer Prize-Nominated Books Should You Read First?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  2. ^ "Tommy Orange among winners of American Book Award". AP NEWS. 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  3. ^ "Meet Tommy Orange". Retrieved 2019-09-17.

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