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Scott Spencer was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Chicago, and now lives in upstate New York. He is the author of 10 novels, including "Endless Love," "Waking the Dead," "A Ship Made of Paper" and "Willing." Both "Endless Love" and "A Ship made of Paper" have been nominated for the National Book Award. Spencer has taught at the University of Iowa, Williams College and Columbia University. His nonfiction has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, O, Harper's and The New York Times. His current novel is "Man in the Woods" (HarperCollins).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Scott Spencer

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