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Garth Stein is an American author and film producer from Seattle, Washington.
Stein earned a B.A. in 1987 from Columbia College of Columbia University and later received a Master of Fine Arts degree in film from the University's School of the Arts. Afterwards, Stein worked as a director, producer and/or writer of documentary films, several of which won awards. In 1991, he co-produced an Academy Award winning short film, The Lunch Date. He then co-produced The Last Party, a film commentating on the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Stein also produced and directed a documentary about his sister's brain surgery, entitled When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut.
In addition to his films, Stein took up creative writing. At one time, he taught creative writing at Tacoma School of the Arts. He has also published three books and one play, Brother Jones, which was produced in Los Angeles, California in 2005. His first published novel was Raven Stole the Moon (Pocket, 1998). His second novel, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (Soho Press, 2005), was selected as a BookSense Pick and won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. Stein's most recent novel, The Art of Racing ... [More From Freebase]

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In latest novel, author Garth Stein barks up new tree

In 2008, the Garth Stein novel about a race-car driver and his dog — told from the dog's point of view — quickly jumped to the New York Times best-seller list, where it stayed for more than 150 weeks. The Art of Racing in the Rain blended a tale of ...

Book review | 'A Sudden Light' dim compared with other Stein offerings

Growing up, you heard stories about him from inside the family and out — stories of his work ethic, his generosity, sense of humor, wisdom and intelligence. He was beloved by many, and you wish you'd known him. In the new novel “A Sudden Light” by ...

Author of A Sudden Light Garth Stein

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Book Scene: A quintet of dog books

First there's a children's picture book by Garth Stein, author of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” and the new novel “A Sudden Light.” Stein's new children's book, “Enzo Races In The Rain!,” is about a cute little farm puppy who is adopted by a man ...

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