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Debra Dean was born and raised in Seattle. At Whitman College, she double-majored in English and Drama. After college, she worked in the New York and regional theatre for nearly a decade and met her husband when they were cast as brother and sister in A.R. Gurney’s play The Dining Room. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon and has taught creative writing and literature since 1990. She now lives in Miami where she teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University.

Dean is the author of three books: The Mirrored World (Fall, 2012); Confessions of a Falling Woman, short stories (2008); and her debut novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad (2006), which has been published in twenty languages and remains a perennial book group favorite.

Debra Dean is available to participate in your book club meeting via speakerphone. Email requests to debra at literarydelights dot com (you have to concatenate the words and replace "at" with @...)

Awards and Special Recognition...

National Bestseller
#1 Booksense Pick
New York Times Editors Choice
Borders Original Voices Selection
American Library Association Notable Book
Booklist Top 10 First Novels of 2006

Winner of the 2009 Paterson Fiction Award
Florida Book Award Bronze Medal for General Fiction


Photography by David Hiller


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