Jay Parini

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Birthday
2, 1948
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
2, 1948 (age 70)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Poet and novelist whose works have been published in The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among other prominent literary journals. His poetry collections include Anthracite Country and House of Days; his notable novels include The Last Station and Benjamin's Crossing.

Before Fame

After graduating from Pennsylvania's Lafayette College, he received a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He published his debut poetry collection, Singing in Time, in 1972.

Trivia

He taught at both Dartmouth College and Middlebury College.

Family Life

He grew up in Pennsylvania. He married writer and psychologist Devon Jersild.

Associated With

His novel The Last Station was adapted into a film starring Helen Mirren.