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Richard Zimler (b. 1956 in Roslyn Heights, New York) is a best-selling author of fiction. His books, which have earned him a 1994 National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and the 1998 Herodotus Award, have been published in many countries and translated into more than 20 languages. He has a bachelor's degree in Comparative Religion from Duke University and a master's degree in Journalism from Stanford University. Zimler lives in Porto, Portugal, and was a Professor of Journalism at the University of Porto and College of Journalism for 16 years.
Total Books: 26
Richard Zimler received the 2009 Alberto Benveniste literary prize in France for his novel Guardian of the Dawn. The prize is given to novels that have to do with Sephardic Jewish culture or history. It was awarded to him at a ceremony at the Sorbonne in January 2009.
Three of Zimler's novels - Hunting Midnight, The Search for Sana and The Seventh Gate - have been nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the richest prize in the English-Speaking world.
Zimler has also edited an anthology of short stories for which all the author's royalties go to Save the Children, the largest children's rights organization in the world. The anthology is entitled The Children's Hours. Participating authors includeMargaret Atwood, Nadine Gordimer, André Brink, Markus Zusak, David Almond, Katherine Vaz, Alberto Manguel, Eva Hoffman, Junot Díaz, Uri Orlev and Ali Smith.
In 2009, Zimler wrote and acted in The Slow Mirror, a short movie based on one of his stories. Directed by Swedish-Portuguese filmmaker Solveig Nordlund, the short stars Portuguese actors Gracinda Nave and Marta Peneda. In May of 2010, it won the Best Drama award from the New York Downtown Short Film Festival.
His most recent novel, The Warsaw Anagrams was chosen as 2009 Book of the Year by the main Portuguese book magazine, LER. It was also chosen as one of the 20 Best Books of the Decade 2000-2009 by the country's foremost daily newspaper, O Público.