John Burnham Schwartz

  Male      American      Novelist

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John Burnham Schwartz is an American novelist and screenwriter.

John Burnham Schwartz was born in 1965 and grew up in New York City. He is best known for his novels Reservation Road (1998) and The Commoner (2008). His fifth novel, Northwest Corner, a sequel to Reservation Road, was published in July 2011. His books have been translated into two dozen languages.

At Harvard College, he majored in Japanese studies, and upon graduation accepted a position with a Wall Street investment bank, before finally turning the position down after selling his first novel. That book, Bicycle Days, a coming of age story about a young American man in Japan, was published in 1989 on his 24th birthday. It went on to become a critically acclaimed bestseller...

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