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Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1952 and grew up in La Canada, California. He received his B.A. in English literature from Stanford University and his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. His novel A Home at the End of the World was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in 1990 to wide acclaim. Flesh and Blood, another novel, followed in 1995. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, DoubleTake, and other publications. His story White Angel was chosen for Best American Short Stories 1989, and another story, Mister Brother, appeared in the 2000 O. Henry Collection.

Cunningham received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award, both for The Hours, and a Whiting Writers Award in 1995, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1988, and a Michener Fellowship from the University of Iowa in 1982. He currently lives in New York City. The film The Hours, released in tk directed by Stephen Daldry and starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Street was released in tk nominated for tk Academy Awards; In August 2002, Cunningham published Land's End: A Walk Through Provincetown a work of non-fiction.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Michael Cunningham Facts

BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

The Hours
The Still Point
Harry Brown
Red Rose
The Ghost of Spoon River
Eating Out: Drama Camp
Award Winning Novelists
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