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Diane Ackerman

Diane AckermanAKA Diane Fink

Born: 7-Oct-1948
Birthplace: Waukegan, IL

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Natural History of the Senses

Husband: Paul West (novelist)

    University: Pennsylvania State University
    University: MFA Poetry, Cornell University (1973)
    University: MA, Cornell University (1976)
    University: PhD, Cornell University (1978)

    The New Yorker Staff Writer (1988-)
    Guggenheim Fellowship

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Author of books:
The Planets (1976, poetry)
Wife of Light (1978, poetry)
Twilight of the Tenderfoot (1980, nonfiction)
Lady Faustus (1983, poetry)
On Extended Wings (1985, memoir)
A Natural History of the Senses (1990, nonfiction)
Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems (1991, poetry)
The Moon by Whale Light, and Other Adventures Among Bats and Crocodilains, Penguins and Whales (1991)
A Natural History of Love (1994, nonfiction)
The Rarest of the Rare (1995, nonfiction)
A Slender Thread (1997, nonfiction)
I Praise My Destroyer (1998, poetry)
Deep Play (1999, nonfiction)
Origami Bridges (2002, poetry)
An Alchemy of Mind: The Marvel and Mystery of the Brain (2004, nonfiction)

Wrote plays:
Reverse Thunder (1988)

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