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John Burnham Schwartz


John Burnham Schwartz has written the novels Bicycle Days (1989); Reservation Road (1998); and Claire Marvel (2003). His fourth novel, The Commoner, will be published in January 2008 by Random House, Inc.'s Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group imprint Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. His works have been translated into fifteen languages.

Reservation Road was cited as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. It was published in hardcover by Random House, Inc.'s Alfred A. Knopf imprint; the Vintage Books paperback edition was issued in 1999. To coincide with Reservation Road's release, Vintage is reissuing the book in both mass market and trade paperback as movie tie-in editions.

The NYC native's writing has also appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, DoubleTake, Vogue, and Newsday.

A past winner of the Lyndhurst Foundation Award, Mr. Schwartz has taught his vocation at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Harvard University (from which he graduated), and Sarah Lawrence College. He is currently deputy director of the Sun Valley Writers' Conference.