Jay Parini

Jay Parini is a poet, novelist, biographer, and critic. His five books of poetry include Anthracite Country and House of Days . He has written eight novels, including Benjamin's Crossing , The Apprentice Lover , The Passages of H.M. , and The Last Station --the last was made into an Academy Award-nominated film starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Parini has written biographies of John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, William Faulkner, and, most recently, Gore Vidal. His nonfiction works...See more