Ethan Canin

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Birthday
19, 1960
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

An American author, teacher, and physician, he is known for such novels as Blue River (1992) and For Kings and Planets (1999). He was the 2010 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Before Fame

He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an MD from Harvard Medical School.

Trivia

He co-founded the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.

Family Life

His father was a violin teacher at the University of Iowa. He was born while his parents were vacationing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Associated With

He and Paul Engle both attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop.