William T. Vollman

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Birthday
28, 1959
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
California

About

An American novelist, journalist, and short story writer, he is known for his Prostitution trilogy and his Seven Dreams series. For his 2005 novel, Europe Central, he won the National Book Award for Fiction.

Before Fame

He grew up in both California and Indiana. He studied at Deep Springs College and went on to receive a B.A. in comparative literature from Cornell University.

Trivia

His non-fiction works focus on topics such as Afghanistan, Japan, astronomy, violence, and poverty.

Family Life

He was deeply affected by the drowning death of his six-year-old sister, an event that inspired much of his literary work. He later had a daughter with his oncologist wife.

Associated With

He contributed articles to Granta, a publication that John Simpson once edited.

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