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Dana Spiotta


Dana Spiotta

Dana Spiotta is the author of EAT THE DOCUMENT, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her first novel, LIGHTNING FIELD, was an LA Times Best Book of the West and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Spiotta received the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2007 and New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in 2008. The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy in Rome awarded her the 2008 Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize.

Her third novel, STONE ARABIA, will be published by Scribner in July.

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Dana Spiotta

Books by Dana Spiotta

by Dana Spiotta - Fiction, Literature, Women's Fiction

Two best friends, Meadow and Carrie, grow up in LA in the 80s and become filmmakers. They have everything in common --- except their views on sex, power, moviemaking and morality. They meet Jelly, an older, erotic and mysterious loner. Jelly seduces powerful men not through sex, but through listening. She invites them to reveal themselves, and they do.

by Dana Spiotta - Fiction

National Book Award nominee Dana Spiotta has written a fascinating and intrepid novel about family, obsession, memory, and the urge to create, in isolation, at the margins of our celebrity-based culture.