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Amor Towles

Autor/a de A Gentleman in Moscow

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Amor Towles grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. His novel, "Rules of Civility" reached the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. The book mostra'n més was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2011. The book has been published in 15 languages. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned to be made into a feature film. Viking/Penguin published Towles's next novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, on September 6, 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) 9,033 exemplars
Rules of Civility (2011) 5,156 exemplars
The Lincoln Highway (2021) 3,329 exemplars
Table for Two: Fictions (2024) 120 exemplars
Eve in Hollywood (2013) 99 exemplars
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023 (2023) — Editor & Introduction — 30 exemplars
The Didomenico Fragment (2021) 28 exemplars
A Whimsy of the World 14 exemplars
Closing Time 2 exemplars
The Line 2 exemplars
Nighthawks 1 exemplars
BEST CRIME STORIES OF THE YEAR VOLUME 3 (2023) — Editor — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Granta 148: Summer Fiction (2019) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Forward Collection (2019) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars


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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Manhattan, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Yale College
Stanford University
Biografia breu
Amor Towles (born 1964) is an American novelist. He is best known for his bestselling novels Rules of Civility (2011) and A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), the latter of which made him a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize.

Towles was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. When Towles was 10 years old, he threw a bottle with a message inside into the Atlantic Ocean. Several weeks later, he received a letter from Harrison Salisbury, who was then the managing editor of The New York Times. Towles and Salisbury corresponded for many years afterward.

After graduating from Yale University. Towles was set to teach in China on a two-year fellowship from the Yale China Association. However, this was abruptly canceled due to the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

From 1991-2012, he worked as an investment banker and director of research at Select Equity Group in New York.

When Towles was a younger man, he credits renowned nature writer, novelist and one of the founders of The Paris Review, Peter Matthiessen, as the primary inspiration for writing novels. Towles' first book Rules of Civility was successful beyond his expectations; so much so that the proceeds from the book afforded him the luxury of retirement from investment banking so that he could pursue writing full time.

Towles resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, with his wife, Maggie, their son, Stokley, and their daughter, Esmé. Towles is a collector of fine-art and antiques.



October 2020: Amor Towles a Monthly Author Reads (novembre 2020)
Group Read: Rules of Civility a 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (abril 2019)
A Gentleman in Moscow a The Green Dragon (novembre 2017)


Un aristòcrata ric és sentenciat a viure pres en un en un hotel de luxe a Moscou, al inici de la Revolució russa . Desde la finestres i els salons, als que pot accedir, veu com cambien les coses al país,
marialluisa | Hi ha 511 ressenyes més | Sep 15, 2023 |
Vibrante homenaje a la Nueva York de los años treinta, la gran urbe de los clubs privados, los bares de jazz y los imponentes edificios con marquesina y portero de uniforme, esta novela fue uno de los debuts más sonados del pasado año en Estados Unidos. Con una fiel ambientación, diálogos afilados como puñales y un ritmo efervescente, Normas de cortesía relata el aprendizaje de una joven ambiciosa que lucha por sobrevivir en la ciudad de las mil caras, una selva donde las mejores oportunidades conviven con infinitas tentaciones y peligros.… (més)
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