David Leavitt

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Birthday
23, 1961
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

An American novelist and short-story writer associated with literary minimalism, he is best known for works such as Family Dancing (1984), The Lost Language of Cranes (1986), and The Body of Jonah Boyd (2004). During his time as a creative writing professor at the University of Florida, he founded a literary journal called Subtropics.

Before Fame

He graduated from Yale University and subsequently taught at Princeton.

Trivia

He was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Family Life

He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylania. Openly gay, he often explored LGBT themes in his literary work.

Associated With

He and Harry Hoyt both attended Yale University.

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