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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah Eisenberg  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1945 in Winnetka, Illinois

-- Deborah Eisenberg on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Deborah lived in Illinois from her birth until the late 1960's when she moved to New York.

Biographical and Professional Information

Deborah Eisenberg is a Professor of Creative Writing, at the University of Virginia.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Transactions in a foreign currency :
ISBN: 0140098550. OCLC Number:

Penguin Books,. New York, NY :. 1987.

Under the 82nd Airborne /
ISBN: 0374280681. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,. New York :. 1992.

All around Atlantis /
ISBN: 0374270872. OCLC Number:

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. New York :. 1997.

Seven stories on a variety of subjects. The story, Rosie Gets a Soul, is on a woman adjusting to normal life after quitting drugs, in Across the Lake a naive American gets himself mixed up in a liberation war in Latin America, and The Girl Who Left Her Socks on the Floor is on the trials of a girl in a boarding school.

The stories (so far) of Deborah Eisenberg.
ISBN: 0374524920. OCLC Number:

Noonday Press,. New York :. 1997.

Gathered now into one volume, Eisenberg's stories have an astonishing power and range. Her characters, whether they are walking the streets of Manhattan or seemingly abandoned in foreign countries, continually make disquieting and sometimes life-threatening discoveries about themselves, discoveries that illuminate not only their own lives but also the wider net of relationships in which they are enmeshed. Knowing, witty, and exact, Deborah Eisenberg's fiction is fashioned with a jeweler's eye for detail and a profound gift for evoking degrees of human interaction and anxiety.

Twilight of the superheroes /
ISBN: 0312425937. OCLC Number:

Picador,. London :. 2007.

From a group of variously ambitious friends delighted to find a luxurious sublet just across from the World Trade Canter in the year 2000; to a family whose tranquillity is strangely poisoned by its years spent in poor foreign lands; to the too-painful love of a brother for his schizophrenic sister, whose life embitters him to the very idea of family, Deborah Eisenberg widens her range to focus her impeccable eye on a terrifying contemporary world in which "everything that happens is out there waiting for you to come to it".

The collected stories of Deborah Eisenberg.
ISBN: 0312429894. OCLC Number:

Picador/Farrar, Straus And Giroux,. New York :. 2010.

Presents a collection of short stories that portray contemporary American life.


  • O. Henry Award, 1986, 1995, and 1997,
  • For her short stories

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