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Amor Towles

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Amor Towles grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. His novel, "Rules of Civility" reached the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. The book vis mere was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2011. The book has been published in 15 languages. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned to be made into a feature film. Viking/Penguin published Towles's next novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, on September 6, 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) 8,472 eksemplarer
Rules of Civility (2011) 4,963 eksemplarer
The Lincoln Highway (2021) 2,943 eksemplarer
You Have Arrived at Your Destination (2019) 305 eksemplarer
Eve in Hollywood (2013) 93 eksemplarer
The Didomenico Fragment (2021) 25 eksemplarer
A Whimsy of the World 14 eksemplarer
Table for Two: Fictions (2024) 6 eksemplarer
A Glimpse of Stocking 3 eksemplarer
The Line 2 eksemplarer
Closing Time 2 eksemplarer
Nighthawks 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Granta 148: Summer Fiction (2019) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
Forward Collection (2019) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer

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Amor Towles (born 1964) is an American novelist. He is best known for his bestselling novels Rules of Civility (2011) and A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), the latter of which made him a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize.

Towles was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. When Towles was 10 years old, he threw a bottle with a message inside into the Atlantic Ocean. Several weeks later, he received a letter from Harrison Salisbury, who was then the managing editor of The New York Times. Towles and Salisbury corresponded for many years afterward.

After graduating from Yale University. Towles was set to teach in China on a two-year fellowship from the Yale China Association. However, this was abruptly canceled due to the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

From 1991-2012, he worked as an investment banker and director of research at Select Equity Group in New York.

When Towles was a younger man, he credits renowned nature writer, novelist and one of the founders of The Paris Review, Peter Matthiessen, as the primary inspiration for writing novels. Towles' first book Rules of Civility was successful beyond his expectations; so much so that the proceeds from the book afforded him the luxury of retirement from investment banking so that he could pursue writing full time.

Towles resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, with his wife, Maggie, their son, Stokley, and their daughter, Esmé. Towles is a collector of fine-art and antiques.



October 2020: Amor Towles i Monthly Author Reads (november 2020)
Group Read: Rules of Civility i 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (april 2019)
A Gentleman in Moscow i The Green Dragon (november 2017)


The year is 1922 and Russia is in the midst of a revolution. Count Alexander Rostov is forced from his elegant suite into an attic room in the Hotel Metropol, where he is to live indefinitely on house arrest. As the years pass and Russia's history evolves outside the hotel's doors, Rostov develops a relationship with many of the hotel's employees, as well as some of its guests, making the best of an unfortunate situation.

Well, this is going to be a very unpopular opinion, based on almost every other review out there, but this novel just did not do it for me. At all. Was it written well? Yes, I think so. But it dragged on and on and nothing much happened. This is another of those books that I think I might have appreciated more in print than in audio format. I had some degree of difficulty keeping track of names and I suspect that I probably missed some important details here and there because my mind kept wandering while listening. I was tempted to give up on this one, but I held out hope that thousands of readers couldn't be wrong, so I just kept going. But in the end, I was still disappointed.… (mere)
indygo88 | 485 andre anmeldelser | Nov 28, 2023 |
avanders | 23 andre anmeldelser | Nov 28, 2023 |
A very accomplished book, well written on its own terms, and with careful, somewhat intricate plotting. I think it's successful, just wasn't _that_ gripping to me. Didn't feel like it added up to much.
thisisstephenbetts | 485 andre anmeldelser | Nov 25, 2023 |
Mostly enjoyable. Awfully white for an American novel, though not entirely. Sometimes a little precious. Didn't like the resolution.
eas7788 | 150 andre anmeldelser | Nov 3, 2023 |



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