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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction




Illinois Connection

Levin lived in Chicago and was a writing instructor at Columbia College and as an adjunct assistant professor of writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Adam Levin won the Tin House/Summer Literary Seminars Fiction Contest in 2003 and the Joyce Carol Oates Fiction Prize in 2004. He has been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award winner, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. A long-time Chicagoan, Levin currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- "Bubble Gum"

-- *Most Anticipated Book of 2020, The Boston Globe

-- *Most Anticipated Book of 2020, The Chicago Tribune

-- *Starred Review, Booklist


-- "The Instructions"

-- *Young Lions Fiction Award, New York Public Library