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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

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

Awards and Honors

  • Letters of Commendation from the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Teaching - Tufts University
  • 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
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honorary Doctorate (2012) - New England College
  • Pushcart Prize nomination (2012)
  • ?Best Book of 2012" (2012) - The Boston Phoenix
  • ?Best Books of 2012" (2012) - The Atlantic Monthly
  • Pushcart Prize nomination (2012) - River Teeth
  • Dean's Merit Award (2012) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 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
  • 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
  • ?#1 Best Non-fiction Book of 2011" (2011) - Salon
  • ?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
  • ?Top Ten Non-Fiction Books of 2011" (2011) - Hudson Booksellers
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  • ?Best Books of February" (2011) - Barnes & Noble
  • Nancy and Richard Donahue Endowed Professorship in the Arts (2010)
  • ?Exceeding Expectations in the Classroom Award" (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 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 Associationês Notable Book (1999)
  • House of Sand and Fog, L.L. Winship/ PEN New England Award Fiction Finalist (1999)
  • House of Sand and Fog, The Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist (1999)
  • House of Sand and Fog, ?Best Novel of the Year" (1999) (1999) - Time Out, London
  • House of Sand and Fog, ?Ten Best Novels of 1999 (1999) - Publisher's Weekly
  • 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)
  • 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" in 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
  • - Trinity College, November 2013 - Hartford, MA
  • - –Authors' Talk", November 2013 - Cohasset, MA
  • - Boston Book Festival, October 2013 - Boston, MA
  • - Guilford Public Library, October 2013 - Guilford, CT
  • - Pennsylvania Library Association, October 2013 - Seven Springs, PA
  • - The New School, October 2013 - New York, NY
  • - University of Connecticut, October 2013 - Mansfield, CT
  • - –Habitat for Humanity", October 2013 - Western Massachusetts
  • - –Steamboat Springs Literary Sojourn", October 2013 - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • - –Townie Fall Forum", University of Massachusetts Lowell, October 2013 - Lowell, MA
  • - 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
  • - St. George Summer Reading Series, July 2013 - Tenants Harbor, ME
  • - –Great Books Summer Program", July 2013 - Amherst, MA
  • - Southern New Hampshire Universityês Low-residency MFA Program, June 2013 - Manchester, NH
  • - –Lighthouse Literary Festival", June 2013 - Denver, MA
  • - 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
  • - New England College, April 2013 - Henniker, NH
  • - Newburyport Literary Festival, April 2013 - Newburyport, MA
  • - Suffield Public Library, April 2013 - Suffield, CT
  • - Woodstock Writers' Conference, April 2013 - Woodstock, NY
  • - –High Point Literary League", April 2013 - High Point, NC
  • - –National Library Week", April 2013 - Stoneham Public Library, Stoneham, MA
  • - –One Town, One Book: Chelmsford reads Townie", April 2013 - Chelmsford Public Library, McCarthy Middle School, Chelmsford, MA
  • - –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
  • - Peabody Institute Library, February 2013 - Peabody, MA
  • - South End Public Library, February 2013 - Boston, MA
  • - Wellesley College, February 2013 - Wellesley, MA
  • - –Under the Influence: Writers on Film", February 2013 - New York, NY
  • - Langley-Adams Public Library, January 2013 - Groveland, MA
  • - –Writers in Paradise" Writersê Conference, January 2013 - Eckerd College, ST. Petersburg, FL
  • - Gleason Public Library, December 2012 - Carlisle, MA
  • - –A Conversation with Stephen King", December 2012 - Tsongas Arena, Lowell, MA
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2012
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2012
  • - Quinsigamond Community College, November 2012 - Worcester, MA
  • - Sanibel Island Writers' Conference, November 2012 - Sanibel Island, Florida
  • - Stoneham Public Library, November 2012 - Stoneham, MA
  • - –America SCORES Boston, 14th Annual Poetry Slam", November 2012 - The Strand Theater, Dorchester, MA
  • - –Second Step" Domestic Violence Prevention Fundraiser, November 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - 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
  • - Westford Public Library, October 2012 - Westford, MA
  • - –Beverly Hills Literary Escape" Author Series, October 2012 - Beverly Hills, CA
  • - –The Tannery Series", October 2012
  • - 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
  • - 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
  • - –Youth At Risk" Conference, Endicott College, June 2012 - Beverly, 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
  • - –Jumpstart" (an inner-city literacy organization) gala, May 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2009
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2006
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, Chester College, 2004
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, Merrimack College, 2004
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2001
  • - Keynote commencement speaker, 2000 - Bradford, Massachusetts