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Name Deni Bechard
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Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 United States
Phone 9175832204
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Website http://www.dybechard.com
Twitter Account https://twitter.com/denibechard
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About Me Deni Béchard recently finished Empty Hands, Open Arms: the Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral (Milkweed Editions, 2013). He has also written a memoir, Cures for Hunger, about growing up with his father who was a bank robber, and was both an IndieNext pick and Amazon Canada’s editor’s pick as one of the best memoir/biography of 2012. His first novel, Vandal Love, was published in French and Arabic, and won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, both for the best first book in Canada and for the best overall first book in the British Commonwealth. It was also nominated for Le Prix du Grand Public Salon du Livre Montréal / La Presse, 2008, as well as the French version of Canada Reads (Le Combat des Livres, 2009), and in 2012 was on Oprah’s Book Club’s summer reading list. He has been a fellow at MacDowell, Jentel, Ledig House, the Anderson Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Edward Albee Foundation. He has done freelance reporting from Northern Iraq as well as from Afghanistan, and has written for a number of magazines and newspapers, among them the LA Times, Outside, Salon, VQR, the National Post, Maisonneuve, Le Devoir, the Harvard Review, and the Harvard Divinity Bulletin. When not traveling, he divides his time between Cambridge, New York, and Montreal.