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Wood honored with Behrman Award

Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and professor of comparative literature, has been honored with Princeton University's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Wood joined the Princeton faculty in 1995 after teaching at Columbia University and the University of Exeter. He teaches modern and contemporary fiction and poetry, literary theory and history of criticism. He also leads courses in film and in Latin American studies.

He is the author of several books, including "Stendhal," "America in the Movies," "Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude," "The Magician's Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction" and "Children of Silence: On Contemporary Fiction." Last year, his book on Spanish filmmaker Luis Buquel's "Belle de Jour" was published. His work on Czech novelist Franz Kafka will appear this summer. He currently is working on books on French author Marcel Proust and on oracles throughout history.

Wood, who earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Cambridge University, also has written many reviews and essays for literary journals.

Bestowed annually, the Behrman Award was established in 1975 by a gift from the late Howard Behrman, a physician and book collector.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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