Garth Greenwells debut novel All That Belongs To You was nominated for the National Book Award in 2016. The story revolves around an American teacher living in Bulgaria. One day he enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia’s National Palace of Culture and meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. What follows is a novel about lust, tenderness, violence and longing.
Garth Greenwell was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.