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David Leavitt (born June 23, 1961) is an American novelist. Events 1180 - First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan 1305 - The Flemish Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Leavitt is a graduate of Yale University and a professor at the University of Florida. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research He has also taught at Princeton.
He is the author of Family Dancing, Equal Affections, The Page Turner, Martin Bauman, or A Sure Thing, The Lost Language of Cranes, While England Sleeps (for the publication of which he was sued by Stephen Spender), The Body of Jonah Boyd, and numerous short stories. The Lost Language of Cranes is a Novel by David Leavitt, first published in 1986 Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE, ( 28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English Poet, Novelist The Body of Jonah Boyd is a Novel by David Leavitt, published in 2004 that depicts various consequences of the theft of a Manuscript. His most recent novel is The Indian Clerk.
At the University of Florida he is the co-director of the creative writing program. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research He is also the editor of "Subtropics" magazine, The University of Florida's literary review. Leavitt, who is openly gay, has frequently explored gay issues in his work.  He lives between Florida and Tuscany (Italy), where he had many of his books translated.
In 1991, Leavitt was sued by poet Stephen Spender, who claimed Leavitt had plagiarized his memoir in "While England Slept. Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE, ( 28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English Poet, Novelist " Subsequently, Viking Press, Leavitt's publishers, agreed to delete a passage that closely paralleled Spender's. Viking Press is an American Publishing company currently owned by Penguin Books. The publishers also agreed never to publish the manuscript that had become the subject of the charge of plagiarism. In addition, Spender claimed that not only had Leavitt plagiarized his writing, but that he had fictionalized his life, especially by adding graphic, even scatological fantasies attributed to the character modeled after Spender. "If he wants to write about sexual fantasies, he should write about his own," the poet said. Passages in Leavitt's novel, before being "revised," closely paralleled passages in Spender's memoir, at times phrase by phrase.
- Family Dancing (1984)
- A Place I've Never Been (1990)
- Arkansas (1997)
- The Marble Quilt (2001)
- Italian Pleasures (1996) (with Mark Mitchell)
- Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914 (1997) (editor, with Mark Mitchell)
- In Maremma: Life and a House in Southern Tuscany (2001) (with Mark Mitchell)
- Florence, A Delicate Case (2003)
- The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer (2005)
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- ^ Pela, Robert L. (1997-04-01), “Uncensorable Leavitt - gay author David Leavitt - Interview”, The Advocate, <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/is_n730/ai_20139159>. The Advocate ( is a US -based LGBT -related biweekly Newsmagazine. Retrieved on 8 January 2008
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