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2012 Book Festival Author
Steven Polansky

Author Biography

Steven Polansky's novel, The Bradbury Report, is praised by Weinstein Books for its "language of stunning beauty" that "presents a provocative vision of the American future and creates a haunting story of love and friendship and self-discovery." Set in 2071, The Bradbury Report is about a man who meets his clone, becomes involved in government resistance, and develops a deeper understanding of humanity. Kirkus Reviews describes the book as "an inventive, cerebral thriller" and Booklist calls it "ambitious," "chilling," and "heartbreaking." Although The Bradbury Report is his first novel, Polansky has written fiction for years and many of his stories have appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, and Glimmer Train. Dating Miss Universe (1999), a collection of short stories, won the Sandstone Prize for Fiction and the Minnesota Book Award for Fiction.

Polansky was born in New York City and received his bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University, his master's in creative writing from Hollins University, and his PhD in English literature from Princeton University. He taught at such schools as St. Olaf College, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife and daughter in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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