Ethan Canin is an American writer and physician. He attended Stanford University, the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and then Harvard University, where he earned a medical degree. In 1998, Canin gave up his medical profession to concentrate on writing, his true passion. He is now F. Wendell Miller Professor of English at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and is the author of six books, including the 2008 New York Times best seller, America, America.
In 2008, “The Year of Getting to Know Us” was adapted into a movie of the same name, starring Tom Arnold, Sharon Stone, Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Liu.
For more information about Canin, check out his website at ethancanin.com.
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