Sante, Lucy

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Sante, Lucy Gender: M
Luc M. Sante
born on 25 May 1954 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Verviers, Belgium, 50n35, 5e52
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°09' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°48 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°35'


American writer and critic, a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books. He has written on the subjects of film, art, photography, and miscellaneous cultural phenomena as well as book reviews. He emigrated to the United States in the early 1960s.

His books include Low Life (1991), Evidence (1992), The Factory of Facts (1998), Walker Evans (1999), Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005 (2007), Folk Photography (2009) and The Other Paris (2015). He co-edited, with the writer, his former wife, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, O. K. You Mugs: Writers on Movie Actors (1998), and translated and edited Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines (2007) for the New York Review Books (NYRB) series.

Sante received a Whiting Writer's Award in 1989, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1992-93, a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1997, a Grammy for album notes in 1998 (Sante was one of the album note writers for the 1997 re-issue of the Anthology of American Folk Music), and an Infinity Award for writing from the International Center of Photography in 2010.

Having previously taught in the Columbia MFA writing program, Sante currently lives in Ulster County, New York and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.

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  • Work : Prize 1998 (Grammy for best album notes)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Luc Sante's "The Factory of Facts" (Pantheon, 1998).


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (Guggenheim Fellowship, 1992-1993)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award