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By Jonathan Littell  

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Jonathan Littell was born in New York City in 1967 and grew up in France, returning to the US as a student. After graduating, he worked for the charity Action Against Hunger in Bosnia, Chechnya, and Afghanistan and he rose to international prominence with the publication of his second novel The Kindly Ones in 2006. The novel, narrated by a Nazi SS officer, won France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, and Time magazine declared it “unmistakably the work of a profoundly gifted writer.” Littell’s latest book,…

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