Andrew Sean Greer
Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist
Monday, November 18, 2019
Andrew Sean Greer is the author of six novels, including the bestsellers The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less. Greer’s first novel, The Path of Minor Planets was listed as one of the five most important literary events of the year by The San Francisco Chronicle. His second novel, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, drew national attention when it was published in 2004. It was a TODAY show book club pick and won the California Book Award and the New York Public Library Young Lions Award. The Story of a Marriage, Greer’s fourth book was chosen as book of the year in 2008 by The Washington Post and his sixth book, Less, was considered one of the 10 best books of 2017 before being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2018. Greer grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and studied writing at Brown University. He earned a master of fine arts degree from the University of Montana. He is a recipient of an NEA grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Andrew lives in San Francisco.
“Greer writes sentences of arresting lyricism and beauty. His metaphors come at you like fireflies.” – New York Times Book Review