Darin Strauss

Darin Strauss


Darin Strauss is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Chang and Eng, The Real McCoy, and More Than It Hurts You, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning memoir Half a Life, and the comic-book series Olivia Twist. His new novel, The Queen of Tuesday—a mix of memoir and fiction that tells the story of Strauss’ grandfather and Lucille Ball—is forthcoming from Random House (August 2020). A recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Library Association Award, and numerous other prizes, Strauss has written screenplays for Disney, Gary Oldman, and Julie Taymor. His work has been translated into fourteen languages and published in nineteen countries, and he is a Clinical Professor at the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Buy Darin Strauss’s latest book, Half a Life, on Amazon.

Events with Darin Strauss

[CANCELED] The New Salon: Writers in Conversation with Lydia Davis

07 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

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