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Adam Braver (born 1963, in Berkeley, California) is an American author who has published four acclaimed novels, mostly of historical fiction.

His first book was Mr. Lincoln's Wars (Harper Perennial, 2003), a novel told from thirteen different perspectives in order to illuminate Abraham Lincoln's inner life. Second was Divine Sarah (William Morrow, 2004), which fictionalizes actress Sarah Bernhardt's Farewell Tour of America. Crows Over the Wheatfield (Harper Perennial, 2006)told the story of a renowned Van Gogh scholar struggling to deal with her guilt after she accidentally kills a young boy in a car accident. The most recent, Nov 22, 1963 (Tin House Books, 2008)is a fictionalization of the day of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His short stories have appeared in journals such as "Harvard Review," "West Branch," "Ontario Review," and "Daedalus." Braver teaches at Roger Williams University. He also has been a regular writer-in-residence and faculty member at the New York State Summer Writers Institute.

Distinctions

  • Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers Selection (2003)
  • Borders Original Voices Selection (2003)
  • Book Sense Pick (2003 and 2006)
  • Indie Next List Notable (2008)

References

External links

  • The home page of Adam Braver's personal website.
  • An article [1]about Braver's depiction of a postmodern Abraham Lincoln
  • "The Humanity of Mr. Lincoln," an essay [2] by Braver for Border's
  • A short film [3]where Braver discusses writing Nov 22, 1963

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