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      Michael Cunningham

      Michael Cunningham

      Highest Rated: 95% Making the Boys (2009)

      Lowest Rated: 27% Evening (2007)

      Birthday: Nov 6, 1952

      Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

      Michael Cunningham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer most renowned for his decades-spanning novel The Hours (1998) and its lauded 2002 film adaptation. After attending graduate school in creative writing, Cunningham began his career as a novelist, though he didn't gain notable recognition until the publication of his second book, the intricate and intimate tale A Home at the End of the World (1990). As a gay man, Cunningham found homosexuality to be a natural element in his work, as further evinced by the family saga Flesh and Blood (1995). Already established as an esteemed author, he reached a new level of success and acclamation with The Hours, which presents the stories of three women of different generations struggling with love and sexuality. The novel was subsequently adapted into a star-studded drama in 2002, and Cunningham himself later scripted a 2004 film version of A Home at the End of the World. His literary follow-up, Specimen Days (2005), had a relatively lukewarm reception, but his next novel, the pensive By Nightfall (2010), reasserted his status as major American writer.



      95% 79% Making the Boys Self $33.4K 2009
      27% 48% Evening Writer $12.4M 2007
      50% 67% A Home at the End of the World Writer $1.0M 2004
      79% 84% The Hours Writer $41.6M 2002


      84% 85% Masters of Sex Writer 2013