Francine Prose

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Francine Prose

Prose at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival
BornApril 1, 1947
Brooklyn, New York
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
 
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Francine Prose

Prose at the 2010 Brooklyn Book Festival
BornApril 1, 1947
Brooklyn, New York
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican

Francine Prose (born April 1, 1947, Brooklyn, New York) is an American writer. Since March 2007 she has been the president of PEN American Center. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991.

She sat on the board of judges for the PEN/Newman's Own Award. Her novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

She is a Visiting Professor of Literature at Bard College. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007.

Prose received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988.

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Novels

Short story collections

Children's books

Nonfiction

Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife

Francine Prose's 2009 non-fiction work is a critique of the "Diary of Anne Frank", taking a decidedly literary approach. It discusses the history of the world-famous diary, Anne Frank's literary style, and her reason for writing the diary.

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