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Name:  Sylvain Neuvel  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: Quebec City

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Neuvel was at the University of Chicago from 1999 - 2003. He was a Teaching Assistant and a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, and received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2003.

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Sylvain Neuvel dropped out of high school at age 15. Along the way, he has been a journalist, worked in soil decontamination, sold ice cream in California, and peddled furniture across Canada. He received a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. He taught linguistics in India, and worked as a software engineer in Montreal. He is also a certified translator.


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