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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Adam Levin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


-- Adam Levin on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Levin lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam Levin serves as a writing instructor at Columbia College and as an adjunct assistant professor of writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He won the Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest in 2003 and the Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize in 2004.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Hot pink
ISBN: 1938073134. OCLC Number: 827949828

Mcsweeney's,. .

In the stories of Hot Pink, Adam Levin delivers ten small worlds, shaken snow-globes of overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, textbook lovers, dirty old men, protective fathers, experimental dogs, and a dumptruck covered with balloons. Told with Levin's unique blend of love and violence, slapstick humor and tender courtship, abstrace semiotics and karate chops, Hot Pink is the work of a major talent in his sharpest form.

Hot pink /
ISBN: 1936365219. OCLC Number: 707255993

McSweeney's Rectangulars,. .

In the stories of "Hot Pink," Levin delivers ten smaller worlds, shaken snow-globes of overweight romantics, legless prodigies, quixotic dollmakers, Chicagoland thugs, dirty old men, protective fathers, balloon-laden dumptrucks, and walls that ooze gels.

The instructions /
ISBN: 1934781827. OCLC Number: 630478370

McSweeneys Rectangulars,. .

Levin creates a world driven equally by moral fervor and slapstick comedy. Expelled from multiple Jewish day-schools for acts of violence and backtalk, Gurion ends up in the Cage, a special lockdown program for the most hopeless cases of Aptakisic Junior High. Separated from his scholarly followers, Gurion becomes a leader with righteous aims building to a revolution of troubling intensity.

The instructions.
ISBN: 9780857861382. OCLC Number: 794296399

Canongate,. .

Additional Title Information

  • The Instructions

    , McSweeney's, 2010

  • Hot Pink

    , McSweeney's, 2012


  • New York Library's 2011 Young Lions Fiction Award,
  • The Instructions

  • Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize in 2004

    Speaking Engagements

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