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Vollmann, William T.

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Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Journalist, Novelists, Writers

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1959 - William T. Vollmann was born in Los Angeles on the 28th of July. He is an American novelist, journalist, short story writer and essayist.

1982 - Works of nonfiction include An Afghanistan Picture Show, which describes his crossing into Afghanistan with a group of Islamic commandos.

1997 - He is the author of, among others, The Atlas (winner of the PEN Center West Award), You Bright and Risen Angels, The Rainbow Stories, and a series of novels entitled Seven Dreams: A Book of North American Landscapes, about the collision between the native populations of North America and their colonizers and oppressors.

1999 - The New Yorker named Vollmann "one of the twenty best writers in America under forty."

2003 - Rising Up and Rising Down, a seven-volume treatise on violence that was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

       - His journalism and fiction have been published in The New Yorker, Esquire, Spin, Gear, and Granta.

2005 - He published Europe Central, a collection of short stories about Russia and Germany during World War II.

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