Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Teddy Wayne studied at Harvard University.
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Teddy Wayne attended Washington University in St. Louis.
(With a fresh and singular voice, Teddy Wayne marks his li...)
With a fresh and singular voice, Teddy Wayne marks his literary debut with the story of one 26-year-old Middle Eastern man’s attempt to live the American Dream in New York City. Like the award-winning Netherland and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Kapitoil provides an absorbing look into American culture and New York finance from an outsider’s perspective.
(With "assured prose and captivating storytelling" (Oprah....)
With "assured prose and captivating storytelling" (Oprah.com’s Book of the Week), The Love Song of Jonny Valentine also showcases "one of the most complicated portrayals of the mother-son relationship since Room" (BookPage). Touring the country in a desperate attempt to save a career he’s not sure he even wants, Jonny is both driven by his mother’s ambition and haunted by his father’s absence, constantly searching for a familiar face among the crowds. Utterly convincing, whip-smart, yet endearingly vulnerable, with an "unforgettable" voice (Publishers Weekly, starred review), the eleven-year-old pop megastar sounds "like Holden Caulfield Jr. adrift in Access Hollywood hell" (Rolling Stone).
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David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academically gifted yet painfully forgettable member of his New Jersey high school class, the withdrawn, mild-mannered freshman arrives at Harvard fully expecting to be embraced by a new tribe of high-achieving peers. Initially, however, his social prospects seem unlikely to change, sentencing him to a lifetime of anonymity. Then he meets Veronica Morgan Wells. Struck by her beauty, wit, and sophisticated Manhattan upbringing, David becomes instantly infatuated. Determined to win her attention and an invite into her glamorous world, he begins compromising his moral standards for this one, great shot at happiness. But both Veronica and David, it turns out, are not exactly as they seem. Loner turns the traditional campus novel on its head as it explores ambition, class, and gender politics. It is a stunning and timely literary achievement from one of the rising stars of American fiction.
(In 1996, the unnamed narrator of Teddy Wayne's Apartment ...)
In 1996, the unnamed narrator of Teddy Wayne's Apartment is attending the MFA writing program at Columbia on his father's dime and living in an illegal sublet of a rent-stabilized apartment. Feeling guilty about his good fortune, he offers his spare bedroom - rent-free - to Billy, a talented, charismatic classmate from the Midwest eking out a hand-to-mouth existence in Manhattan. The narrator's rapport with Billy develops into the friendship he's never had due to a lifetime of holding people at arm's length, hovering at the periphery, feeling "fundamentally defective." But their living arrangement, not to mention their radically different upbringings, breeds tensions neither man could predict. Interrogating the origins of our contemporary political divide and its ties to masculinity and class, Apartment is a gutting portrait of one of New York's many lost, disconnected souls by a writer with an uncommon aptitude for embodying them.
Teddy Wayne studied at Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Teddy Wayne has taught at Columbia University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Yale Writers' Conference. He is currently adapting Loner and The Love Song of Jonny Valentine into series for HBO and MGM Television.
He has penned such books as Kapitoil (2010), The Love Song of Jonny Valentine: A Novel (2013), Loner (2016), and Apartment (2020). Wayne is a regular contributor to the New York Times, The New Yorker, and McSweeney’s.
(In 1996, the unnamed narrator of Teddy Wayne's Apartment ...)2020
(With a fresh and singular voice, Teddy Wayne marks his li...)2010
(With "assured prose and captivating storytelling" (Oprah....)2013
(David Federman has never felt appreciated. An academicall...)2016
Teddy Wayne is married to Kate Greathead, a writer. They have children.