David Liss

"A Conspiracy of Paper"

By David Liss

Published October 5, 2000 7:00PM (EDT)

David Liss was born in 1966 and grew up in South Florida. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the department of English at Columbia University, where he is completing his dissertation. He has presented numerous conference papers on his research and has published on Henry James. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Columbia President's Fellowship, the A. W. Mellon Research Fellowship, and the Whiting Dissertation Fellowship. He also holds an MA degree from Georgia State University and a BS from Syracuse University. He lives in New York City.

A Conspiracy of Paper is the story of Benjamin Weaver, an outsider in eighteenth-century London. He is a Jew among Christians; a ruffian among aristocrats. Hired by London's gentry, he travels through the criminal underworld in persuit of debtors and thieves.

The plot draws you in from page to page. . . . "A Conspiracy of Paper" is an evocation of English history that you can happily get lost in for days. --The New York Times

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