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by Bernard Malamud

Bemard Malamud was born in April 26, 1914, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the setting for much of his fiction. After earning a master's degree in English from Columbia University in 1942, he supported himself as an English teacher and wrote short stories for periodicals such as Threshold, American Preface, and Assembly. In 1952 he published his first novel, The Natural. He would go on to publish six story collections and six more novels, including The Fixer (1966), for which he was awarded a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

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