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The Underworld

Author: Kevin Canty

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Publisher: Norton

Date: 3/7/2017

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Kevin Canty

Phone: (406) 243-5162


Office: LA 130

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Personal Summary

Kevin Canty's eighth book, a novel called The Underworld, was published by W. W. Norton in early 2017. He is also the author of three previous collections of short stories (Where the Money Went,  Honeymoon, and A Stranger In This World) and four novels (Nine Below Zero, Into the Great Wide Open, Winslow in Love and Everything). His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, Tin House, GQ, Glimmer Train, Story, the New England Review, Best American Short Stories 2015 and elsewhere; essays and articles in Vogue, Details, Playboy, the New York Times and the Oxford American, among many others. His work has been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Catalan, German, Polish, Italian and Japanese.


B.A., English, University of Montana, 1972-1988

M.A., English / Creative Writing, University of Florida, 1988-90

M.F.A., Fiction, University of Arizona, 1990-93


                          A Stranger In This World (stories), Doubleday, August 1994. Vintage Contemporaries, August 1995; De Harmonie (the Netherlands) 1996; Viking Penguin (Great Britain) 1996, 

                           Into the Great Wide Open (novel), Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, August 1996; Vintage Contemporaries, October 1997; De Harmonie 1997; Rowohlt 1999; Editions de l’Olivier 1999; .

                           Rounders (novel), based on a screenplay by David Levien and BrianKoppelman, Miramax Books, 1998; Faber and Faber (Great Britain)1998.

                           Nine Below Zero (novel), Nan A. Talese / Doubleday January 1999; Vintage Contemporaries September 2000; Viking Penguin 1999; DeHarmonie 1999; Editions de l’Olivier 2001;                      

Honeymoon (stories), Nan A. Talese / Doubleday April 2001; Vintage Contemporaries December 2002; de Harmonie 2002; minimum fax (Italy) 2007.

Winslow In Love (novel) Nan A. Talese / Doubleday February 2005; De Harmonie 2005; Vintage Contemporaries 2006.

Where the Money Went (stories) Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, July 2009; De Harmonie 2009; Albin Michel (France) 2010; minimum fax 2010.

Everything (novel) Nan A. Talese / Doubleday July 2010; de Harmonie 2010; Empuries (Catalonia) 2012; Libros del Asteroide (Spain); Albin Michel 2013.

The Underworld (novel) W.W. Norton, March 2017; Albin Michel 2018; de Harmonie 2018.

Teaching Experience

1994-96: Assistant Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

1996-99: Assistant Professor of English, University of Montana.            

1999-2005: Associate Professor of English, University of Montana.

2005-present: Professor of English, University of Montana.