Wray John


John Wray (1971- ) is a novelist and regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Born in Washington, DC of an American father and Austrian mother, he is a citizen of both countries. He grew up in Buffalo, New York, attended the prestigious Nichols School for his high school education, and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Wray's first novel, The Right Hand of Sleep, was published in 2001 and received a Whiting Writers' Award. In connection with his second novel, Canaan’s Tongue, he did a 600-mile tour by raft on the Mississippi River in 2005. In 2007 Wray was chosen by Granta magazine as one of the "Best of Young American Novelists." His third novel, Lowboy, was published on March 3, 2009.

Wray was also frontman of Brooklyn band Marmalade, who released the album Beautiful Soup[1] in 2003.

Books by John Wray in english:

The Right Hand of Sleep (Vintage, 2002)  
Canaan's Tongue (Chatto & Windus, 2006)  

Lowboy (Canongate Books, 2009)  


Libri di John Wray in italiano:

La lingua di Canaan (Gea, 2008)
Lowboy (Rota, 2009)