many books include the story collection Family Dancing, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner
Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the novels The Lost
Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps, The Body of Jonah Boyd,
and The Indian Clerk, a finalist
for the PEN/Faulkner Award and short-listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Leavitt is also the author of the nonfiction works The Man Who Knew Too
Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer and Florence, A
Delicate Case. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the
New York Times, the
Washington Post, Harper’s,
Vogue, and the Paris Review. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, where he is professor
of English at the University of Florida and edits the literary magazine Subtropics.