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Nicole Krauss

USA flag (b.1974)
Wife of Jonathan Safran Foer

Nicole Krauss has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of America's most important novelists." She is the author of the international bestsellers, Great House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina prizes. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen by The New Yorker for their "Twenty Under Forty" list. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.

Genres: Literary Fiction
Anthologies edited
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year Best Book nominee (2006) : The History of Love
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2010) : Great House
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : Great House

Nicole Krauss recommends
Visitation (2010)
Jenny Erpenbeck
"The brutality of her subjects combined with the fierce intelligence and tenderness at work behind her restrained unvarnished prose, is overwhelming."

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