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Name  Ethan Canin

Role  Author
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Occupation  author, educator, physician
Movies  The Emperor's Club, The Year of Getting to Know Us, Beautiful Ohio, Blue River
Education  Harvard Medical School, Stanford University
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Books  The Palace Thief, America America, Emperor of the Air, For Kings and Planets, Carry Me Across the Water
Similar People  Michael Hoffman, Patrick Sisam, John Updike, Chad Lowe, Hilary Swank

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Ethan Andrew Canin (born July 19, 1960) is an American author, educator, and physician. He is a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.


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Canin was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and northeastern United States, and eventually settled in San Francisco, California where he attended Town School and later graduated from San Francisco University High School. He attended Stanford University and earned an undergraduate degree in English. Returning to the University of Iowa, Canin entered the Iowa Writers' Workshop, receiving an MFA in 1984 and went on to attend Harvard Medical School where he earned an M.D. in 1991.

Beginning his medical practice with a residency at the University of California San Francisco, he pursued both medicine and writing for several years, leaving medicine in 1998 to join the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he still teaches. He is a co-founder of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.


  • 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • The California Book Award/Gold Medal in Literature (1994)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1987 & 1996)
  • The Lyndhurst Prize (1994–1996)
  • Henfield/Transatlantic Review Prize (1987)
  • The Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship (1986)
  • Short story collections

  • Emperor of the Air (1985)
  • The Palace Thief (1994)
  • Novels

  • Blue River, October 1992, Time Warner International, ISBN 978-0-446-39447-5
  • For Kings and Planets (1999), Saint Martin's press Inc., ISBN 978-0-312-24125-4
  • Carry Me Across the Water (2001) September 2002, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC., ISBN 978-0-7475-5790-6
  • America America June 2009, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC., ISBN 978-0-7475-9872-5
  • A Doubter's Almanac: A Novel, February 2016, Random House, ISBN 978-1-4000-6826-5
  • Filmography

  • Blue River (1995)
  • Emperor of the Air (1996)
  • The Emperor's Club (2002)
  • Beautiful Ohio (2006)
  • The Year of Getting to Know Us (2008)
  • References

    Ethan Canin Wikipedia