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Name  Luc Sante
Role  Writer

Movies  You Are Not I
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Education  Columbia University (1972–1976)
Awards  Whiting Awards, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Grammy Award for Best Album Notes
Books  Low Life, The Factory of Facts, Folk Photography: The Amer, The Other Paris, Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces - 1
Similar People  Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Peter Stampfel, Walker Evans, Kip Lornell, John Fahey

Ex-spouse  Melissa Holbrook Pierson

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Luc Sante (born 25 May 1954, Verviers, Belgium) is a writer and critic. Sante has written a number of books and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.

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Biography

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Born in Verviers, Belgium, Sante immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s. He attended school in New York City, first at Regis High School in Manhattan and later at Columbia University from 1972 to 1976; due to several incompletes and outstanding library fines, he did not take a degree. Since 1984 he has been a full-time writer. Sante is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, where he worked first in the mailroom and then as assistant to editor Barbara Epstein. Sante has written on the subjects of film, art, photography, and miscellaneous cultural phenomena as well as book reviews.

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His books include Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991), Evidence (1992), the autobiographical The Factory of Facts (1998), Walker Evans (1999), Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005 (2007), Folk Photography (2009), and The Other Paris (2015). He co-edited, with the writer, his former wife, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, O. K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors (1998), and translated and edited Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines (2007) for the New York Review Books (NYRB) series.

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In the early 1980s, he wrote lyrics for the New York City-based band The Del-Byzanteens. Sante wrote the text for Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music And Photography, a collection of historical photos of American baptismal rites, published by Dust-to-Digital in 2009.

Having previously taught in the Columbia MFA writing program, Sante currently lives in Ulster County, New York and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

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  • Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991)
  • Evidence (1992)
  • The Factory of Facts (1998)
  • Walker Evans (1999)
  • Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005 (2007)
  • Folk Photography (2009)
  • Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music And Photography (2009)
  • The Other Paris (2015)
  • Editor

  • O. K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors (1998; with Melissa Holbrook Pierson)
  • Translator

  • Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines (2007)
  • Awards and honors

  • 1989: Whiting Award.
  • 1992-1993: Guggenheim Fellowship.
  • 1997: Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • 1998: Grammy for best album notes (Sante was one of the album note writers for the 1997 re-issue of the Anthology of American Folk Music).
  • 2010: Infinity Award for writing from the International Center of Photography.
  • References

    Luc Sante Wikipedia


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