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David Ebershoff
David Ebershoff's debut novel, The Danish Girl, was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, two SAG awards, and five BAFTAs. In 2017 the New York Times named The Danish... show more



David Ebershoff's debut novel, The Danish Girl, was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Academy Award-winners Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, two SAG awards, and five BAFTAs. In 2017 the New York Times named The Danish Girl one of the 25 books that has shaped LGBTQ literature over the past 20 years. Ebershoff's most recent novel is the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife, which was made into a television movie that has aired around the globe. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages to critical acclaim. Ebershoff has appeared twice on Out Magazine's annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University and worked for many years as Executive Editor at Random House. Originally from California, he lives in New York City and loves to hear from readers via his website www.ebershoff.com.

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Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it 5 years ago
Actual rating 2.5In the opening pages of this story, the reader is witness to the first time that Einar Wegener is asked to model for his wife’s painting. The subject of her painting, an opera singer named Anna, is otherwise engaged, and Einar does have the slender build to fit Anna’s dress, stockin...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 5 years ago
I haven't read the book, but I'm looking forward to seeing Eddie Redmayne and his freckles in this film tonight.
yzombie
yzombie rated it 7 years ago
I was lucky enough to receive a Reader's Copy of this novel, and glad that I didn't immediately dismiss it based on the cover and synopsis on the back. The author successfully weaves the historical plotline with the modern day story. The historical plotline is interesting and informative, and Eber...
Written Among The Stars
Written Among The Stars rated it 8 years ago
For anyone who doesn’t know, I used to belong to the Mormon church. I was born into it (4th generation actually) and lived it until I was around 18 and then removed myself from church membership at 19. So, in a sense, I can identify with Ann Eliza and her apostasy from the church. I may have left...
Kinga's Reading
Kinga's Reading rated it 8 years ago
There is enough in this book for two books. I would have loved following Ann Eliza's story alone. The other half of the book, set in modern times is less interesting and the ending falls a bit flat.
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