Claire Messud was educated at Yale and Cambridge. Her first novel, When the World Was Steady, and her book of novellas, The Hunters , were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award; her second novel, The Last Life , was a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year; all three books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship and the Straus Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with her husband and children.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize winners Junot Díaz, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jane Smiley are among 32 writers contributing to a book of letters responding to the election of President Donald Trump.
Edited by Carolina De Robertis, the book will be divided into three sections. "Roots" will explore the historical origins of this time. "Present" will feature letters addressed to contemporary communities. "Seeds" will look ahead to future generations. Other writers will include Karen Joy Fowler, Claire Messud and Lisa See.
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Claire Messud was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on this day in 1966.
“The apartment was entirely, was only, for her: a wall of books, both read and unread, all of them dear to her not only in themselves, their tender spines, but in the moments or periods they evoked [...] Her self, then, was represented in her books; her times in her records; and the rest of the room she thought of as a pure, blank slate.”
―from THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN
THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN is a richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune—about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way--and not-- in New York City. In this tour de force, the celebrated author Claire Messud brings to life a city, a generation, and the way we live in this moment. READ an excerpt here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/book/113602/the-emperors-children/
(Posted by the author's publisher)
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