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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peter Grandbois  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Grandbois has lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Grandbois holds a MFA in fiction from Bennington college and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Denver. He is currently a professor of Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature at California State University in Sacramento. He is the author of the short story collection ''A Single, Straight Line'' and has translated ''San Juan: Ciudad Soñada'' by Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá for the University of Wisconsin Press, to be published in 2007. His scholarly articles have appeared in such prestigious journals as the ''Writer’s Chronicle'' and the journal ''Cervantes''. Grandbois has lived in Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Malaga, and Barcelona. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.

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Titles At Your Library

The Gravedigger
ISBN: 0811858189

Chronicle Books. 2007

"Reminiscent of the work of Luis Alberto Urrea and Gabriel Garc a M rquez (Booklist), this enchanting first novel now in paperback was an Original Voices feature at Borders and a Discover Great New Writers selection at Barnes & Noble. Juan Rodrigo, a gravedigger in a small Andalusian village, hears the voices of the dead and tells their stories to the living a job that turns out to have both rewards and dangers in a magical place where spirits and people coexist harmoniously, and where readers will linger with delight.

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