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Andre Dubus III

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Andre J. DubusProfessor, English
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4193
  • EmailAndre_Dubus@uml.edu
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Education

  • MA: One year of study in the Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program, (1987), Vermont College - Montpelier, Vermont
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, member of Alpha Kappa Delta, International Sociology Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, (1981), The University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas
  • Other: Associates of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, (1979), Bradford College - Bradford, Massachusetts

Biography

Andre Dubus III is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice". It was named on many “Top Non-fiction Books of 2011” lists, including The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, The Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and Esquire magazine. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and his novel, House of Sand and Fog was a finalist for the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and was made into an Academy Award nominated film starring Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. His new book, Dirty Love, was published in the fall of 2013 and has been listed as a New York Times “Notable Book”, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a 2013 “Notable Fiction” choice from The Washington Post, and a Kirkus “Starred Best Book of 2013”. Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His books are published in over twenty-five languages.

Awards and Honors

  • Pushcart Prize (2013) - Pushcart
  • Starred Review (2013) - Kirkus
  • "Townie" Finalist for Indie's Choice Book of the Year for Adult Non-fiction (2012)
  • Arts and Letters Awards in Literature (2012) - American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Best Book of 2012 (2012) - The Boston Phoenix
  • Best Books of 2012 (2012) - The Atlantic Monthly
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary Doctorate (2012) - New England College
  • Pushcart Prize nomination (2012)
  • Pushcart Prize nomination (2012) - River Teeth
  • Dean's Merit Award (2012) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • #1 Best Non-fiction Book of 2011 (2011) - Salon
  • 2011 Isaac Winslow Literary Prize (2011)
  • A Quality Paperback Selection (2011)
  • Amazon's Top Ten Editor's Pick 2011 (2011) - Amazon
  • AudioFile's Best Voices of the Year 2011 (2011) - Blackstone Audiobooks
  • Best Books of 2011 (2011) - The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Books of 2011 (2011) - The Washington Examiner
  • Best Nine Books of 2011 (2011) - Esquire Magazine
  • Best Non-Fiction Books of 2011 (2011) - Amazon
  • Best Non-fiction of 2011 (2011) - Kirkus Reviews
  • Best Non-Fiction of 2011 (2011) - Publisher's Weekly
  • Best Non-Fiction of 2011 (2011) - The Library Journal
  • Best Non-Fiction of 2011 (2011) - The National Post (Canada)
  • Best of 2011 (2011) - Bookpage
  • Best of Boston (author) 2011 (2011) - Boston Magazine
  • New York Time's Critic, Dwight Garner's Top Ten Non-Fiction Books of 2011 (2011)
  • New York Times Bestseller's List (2011)
  • New York Times Editor's Choice (2011)
  • Pushcart Prize nomination, 2011 (2011)
  • The 2011 Chancellor's Medal of Excellence (2011) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Top Ten Non-Fiction Books of 2011 (2011) - Hudson Booksellers
  • Best Books of February (2011) - Barnes & Noble
  • Exceeding Expectations in the Classroom Award (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Nancy and Richard Donahue Endowed Professorship in the Arts (2010)
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary Doctorate (2009) - Southern Vermont College
  • Pushcart Prize nomination (2009)
  • "The Garden of Last Days" Most Reviewed Books of 2008 #13 Nationally (2008)
  • "The Garden of Last Days" Top Ten Fiction of 2008 Pick (2008) - Entertainment Weekly Magazine
  • New York Times Bestseller's List (2008)
  • Pushcart Prize nomination (2008)
  • The Garden of Last Days, Best Books of 2008 (2008) - San Antonio Express
  • The Garden of Last Days, Best Fiction of 2008 (2008) - Bloomsburg News
  • Citation for Outstanding Achievement in the Short Story (2007) - Claire T. Carney Library Association of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • City and Regional Magazines Award (2005) - City and Regional Magazine Association
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary Doctorate (2004) - Merrimack College
  • Boston Public Library (2003)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2002)
  • National Magazine Award for Fiction (2001) - National Magazine Award
  • A Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection (2000)
  • House of Sand and Fog, a #1 New York Times Bestseller (2000)
  • House of Sand and Fog, a Booksense Book of the Year Fiction Finalist (2000)
  • House of Sand and Fog, a Quality Paperback Selection (2000)
  • House of Sand and Fog, an Oprah Book Club Selection (2000)
  • Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2000)
  • Notable Book List, The List for America's Readers, the American Library Association (2000)
  • House of Sand and Fog, a National Book Award Fiction Finalist (1999)
  • House of Sand and Fog, American Library Association's Notable Book (1999)
  • House of Sand and Fog, Best Novel of the Year (1999) (1999) - Time Out, London
  • House of Sand and Fog, L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award Fiction Finalist (1999)
  • House of Sand and Fog, Ten Best Novels of 1999 (1999) - Publisher's Weekly
  • House of Sand and Fog, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (1999)
  • Included in The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999 (1999) - Harpers/San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • My Novel, House of Sand and Fog (W.W. Norton, New York, New York, 1999) was a Booksense 76 Pick (1999)
  • Letters of Commendation from the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences (1997), Teaching - Tufts University
  • Finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the National Academy of Arts and Letters (1994)
  • Included in The One Hundred Most Distinguished Stories of 1993, The Best American Short Stories of 1994 (1994) - Houghton/Mifflin, Boston
  • National Book Award Fiction Finalist (1994) - National Book Foundation
  • The Best American Essays of 1994 (1994) - Houghton-Mifflin
  • The Pushcart Prize (1994)
  • Named by Library Journal as One of the Best Novels of 1993 (1993)
  • St. Botolph Club Foundation Grant (1993)
  • A New York Times New and Noteworthy Selection (1990)
  • Breadloaf Scholarship (1986)
  • The National Magazine Award (1985)

Publications

  • Andre Dubus III, . (2013) "A Labor of Love and Lumber," Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition 261:21 pp. M12-M12
  • III Dubus A., . (2012) "Ernest Hemingway: Why His Work Matters Now More than Ever, A Love Letter from the Digital World," Hemingway Review 32:1 pp. 7-15
  • Dubus,Andre, I.,II, . (2012) "PEN Hemingway Keynote Address Delivered at the John F. Kennedy Library, 1 April 2012: Ernest Hemingway: Why His Work Matters Now More than Ever, a Love Letter from the Digital World," Hemingway Review 32:1 pp. 3
  • ANDRE DUBUS III, . (2012) "Points North," New York Times Book Review pp. 1
  • Dubus, A.J. (2012) "The Land of No," New Republic 243:3 pp. 7-8
  • Dubus,Andre, I.,II, . (2012) "Writing & Publishing a Memoir: What in the Hell Have I Done?," River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 14:1 pp. 41-61
  • III DUBUS ANDRE, . (2011) "Secret Spaces, Far From Strife," New York Times 160:55 pp. 7
  • Andre Dubus III, . (2011) "The Wild One," More 14:4 pp. 118
  • III Dubus A., . (2010) "from "Townie."," Xavier Review 30:2 pp. 148
  • Andre Dubus III, . (2010) "from The Garden of Last Days," Writer’s Chronicle 43:1 pp. 14
  • Andre Dubus III, . (2009) "Cornered," National Catholic Reporter 45:14 pp. 18-18
  • Dubus, A.J. (2008) "The garden of last days : a novel / Andre Dubus III,"
  • Dubus, A. (2008) "In writing, persistence is key: If you stick to a schedule and bring to your work all that you have, then you’re a writer," Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.) 121:8 pp. 21-21
  • III Dubus A., . (2005) "Marla," Glimmer Train Stories 54 pp. 77
  • London, M., Perelman, V., Otto, S., Connelly, J., Kingsley, B., Eldard, R., Fisher, F., Dickens, K., Aghdashloo, S., Ahdout, J., Rawat, N., Gmez, C., Zeno Churgin, L., Horner, J., Dubus, A.J. (2004) "House of sand and fog [videorecording] / Dreamworks Pictures present in association with Cobalt Media Group ; a Michael London production ; producer, Michael London, Vadim Perelman ; screenplay, Vadim Perelman and Shawn Otto ; director, Vadim Perelman,"
  • Goldsmith, J., Dubus, A.J., Gross, L. (2004) "We Don't Live Here Anymore," Creative Screenwriting 11:4 pp. 34
  • Anderson, D., Bonner, T., Dubus, A.J., Wolff, T. (2001) "Andre Dubus: Tributes," pp. 204
  • Dubus, A.J. (2001) "My Father, Andre Dubus," Andre Dubus: Tributes pp. 9-16
  • Dubus, A.J. (2000) "House of sand and fog / Andre Dubus III,"
  • Dubus, A.J. (1999) "House of sand and fog [electronic resource] / Andre Dubus III,"

Presentations

  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2013
  • - Author's Talk, November 2013 - Cohasset, MA
  • - Trinity College, November 2013 - Hartford, MA
  • - Boston Book Festival, October 2013 - Boston, MA
  • - Guilford Public Library, October 2013 - Guilford, CT
  • - Habitat for Humanity, October 2013 - Western Massachusetts
  • - Pennsylvania Library Association, October 2013 - Seven Springs, PA
  • - Steamboat Springs Literary Sojourn, October 2013 - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • - The New School, October 2013 - New York, NY
  • - Townie Fall Forum, University of Massachusetts Lowell, October 2013 - Lowell, MA
  • - University of Connecticut, October 2013 - Mansfield, CT
  • - Belmont Hill School, September 2013 - Belmont, MA
  • - New Hampshire Technical Institute, September 2013 - Concord, NH
  • - Union College, September 2013 - Schenectady, NY
  • - Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-graduate Writers' Conference, August 2013 - Montpelier, VT
  • - Cape Cod Author Lecture Series, July 2013 - Dennis Public Library, Dennis, MA
  • - Great Books Summer Program, July 2013 - Amherst, MA
  • - St. George Summer Reading Series, July 2013 - Tenants Harbor, ME
  • - Lighthouse Literary Festival, June 2013 - Denver, MA
  • - Southern New Hampshire University's Low-residency MFA Program, June 2013 - Manchester, NH
  • - Hamilton/Wenham High School, May 2013 - South Hamilton, MA
  • - Marlborough Public Library, May 2013 - Marlborough, MA
  • - The New Hampshire Institute of Art, Commencement Speech, May 2013 - Manchester, NH
  • - Triton Regional High School, May 2013 - Byfield, MA
  • - Wilmington Public Library, May 2013 - Wilmington, MA
  • - Chelmsford High School, April 2013 - Chelmsford, MA
  • - Connecticut Library Association, April 2013 - Cromwell, CT
  • - High Point Literary League, April 2013 - High Point, NC
  • - National Library Week, April 2013 - Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA
  • - New England College, April 2013 - Henniker, NH
  • - Newburyport Literary Festival, April 2013 - Newburyport, MA
  • - One Town, One Book: Chelmsford Reads Townie, April 2013 - Chelmsford Public Library, McCarthy Middle School, Chelmsford, MA
  • - Suffield Public Library, April 2013 - Suffield, CT
  • - Woodstock Writers' Conference, April 2013 - Woodstock, NY
  • - WriteBoston, April 2013 - Wheelock College, Boston, MA
  • - Writers' Day New Hampshire Writers' Project, April 2013 - Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • - Associated Writers' Program Conference, March 2013 - Boston, MA
  • - Wake Forest University, March 2013 - Winston-Salem, NC
  • - "Under the Influence: Writers on Film", February 2013 - New York, NY
  • - Peabody Institute Library, February 2013 - Peabody, MA
  • - South End Public Library, February 2013 - Boston, MA
  • - Wellesley College, February 2013 - Wellesley, MA
  • - "Writers in Paradise" Writer's Conference, January 2013 - Eckerd College, ST. Petersburg, FL
  • - Langley-Adams Public Library, January 2013 - Groveland, MA
  • - Gleason Public Library, December 2012 - Carlisle, MA
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2012
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2012
  • - "A Conversation with Stephen King", December 2012 - Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
  • - "Second Step" Domestic Violence Prevention Fundraiser, November 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - America SCORES Boston, 14th Annual Poetry Slam, November 2012 - The Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA
  • - Quinsigamond Community College, November 2012 - Worcester, MA
  • - Sanibel Island Writers' Conference, November 2012 - Sanibel Island, Florida
  • - Stoneham Public Library, November 2012 - Stoneham, MA
  • - "Beverly Hills Literary Escape" Author Series, October 2012 - Beverly Hills, CA
  • - Ashley Hall School, October 2012 - Charleston, SC
  • - Boston Book Festival, October 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - Guilford Free Library, October 2012 - Guilford, CT
  • - Manchester Essex Regional Middle High School, October 2012 - Manchester, MA
  • - The New England Library Association Conference, October 2012 - Sturbridge, MA
  • - The Tannery Series, October 2012
  • - Westford Public Library, October 2012 - Westford, MA
  • - Chase and Harwich Port Libraries, September 2012 - Harwich, MA
  • - New Hampshire Writers Institute, September 2012 - Manchester, NH
  • - The Groton School, September 2012 - Groton, MA
  • - Union College, September 2012 - Schenectady, NY
  • - Cape Cod Writers' Conference, August 2012 - Osterville, MA
  • - Memoir Writers' Conference, Omega Institute, August 2012 - Rhinebeck, NY
  • - Snow Public Library, August 2012 - Orleans, MA
  • - "Youth At Risk" Conference, Endicott College, June 2012 - Beverly, MA
  • - Book Expo America, June 2012 - New York, NY
  • - Lawrence Academy, Commencement Speech, June 2012 - Groton, MA
  • - Nantucket Book Festival, June 2012 - Nantucket, MA
  • - Writers' Conference, Ashland University, June 2012 - Ashland, Ohio
  • - "Jumpstart" (an inner-city literacy organization) gala, May 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - New England College (Commencement Speech), May 2012 - Henniker, NH
  • - Peabody Essex Museum, May 2012 - Salem, MA
  • - Simsbury Public Library, May 2012 - Hartford, CT
  • - The Community School, May 2012 - Camden, ME
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2009
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2006
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, Chester College, 2004
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, Merrimack College, 2004
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, Northern Essex Community College, 2001
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, Bradford College, 2000 - Bradford, Massachusetts