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37 Writers Share The Books That Saved Their Lives

“We live for books.” ― Umberto Eco

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We asked writers at the annual AWP conference what book saved their life. Here are their answers.

1. Douglas Brown

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2. Kazim Ali

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3. Emily Pan

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4. Nicholas Adamski

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5. Elena Bermudez

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6. Randall Mann

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7. John Myers

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8. Selena Anderson

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9. Rebecca Rubenstein

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10. Aruni Kashyap

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11. Nevan Scott

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12. Gary Jackson

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13. Allyson Paty

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14. Rigoberto Gonzalez

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15. Jordan Bass

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17. Justin Taylor

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18. Jacqueline Jones LaMon

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19. Jeremy Schmall

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20. Tina Hoggatt

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21. Marcelo Hernandez

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24. Oscar Villalon

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26. John Gallaher

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28. Sarah B. Burghauser

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29. Rachel Riederer

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30. Lisa Lucas

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31. Colin Winnette

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32. Emily Walker

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33. Mike Lala

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34. Aaron Samuels

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36. Miguel Murphy

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37. Ian Carlos Crawford

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