The New York Times calls Nicole Krauss “one of America’s most important novelists.” It is a reputation built on best-selling books with emotional depth and skillful storytelling. Her latest book is
The New York Times calls Nicole Krauss “one of America’s most important novelists.” It is a reputation built on best-selling books with emotional depth and skillful storytelling.
Her latest book is Forest Dark: A Novel, about which the celebrated American writer Philip Rath said, “A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.”
Forest Dark is a story of people on individual journeys of change and challenge. The setting is Tel Aviv but the author’s dramatic writing takes readers into hearts of people facing new directions and new affections.
And, there’s this intriguing description of a novelist facing writer’s block: “When she meets a retired literary professor who proposes a project she can’t turn down, she’s drawn into a mystery that alters her life in ways she could never have imagined.”
Who is Nicole Krauss? She is a writer whose books get attention. Her 2010 novel Great House, a finalist for the National Book Award, is both a literary mystery and a revelation of Nazi plundering. Janet Byrne of Huffington Post wrote, “It’s a daunting undertaking, one that not every writer under 40 would choose or can do justice to, but Krauss’s talent runs deep. And she cannot write a bad sentence: Pound for pound, the sentences alone deliver epiphany upon epiphany.”
Krauss’ other books include Man Walks Into a Room (2002) and The History of Love (2005).
The literary magazine Granta named her among “Best Young American Novelists” in 2007 and she was on The New Yorker’s “Twenty Under Forty” list in 2010. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories. And, her biography notes that her books “have been translated into more than thirty-five languages.”
Born in Manhattan, raised on Long Island, Krauss studied English literature at Stanford University, received a Marshall Scholarship to an Oxford University Masters program and, ultimately earned a Masters in Art History at Courtauld Institute in London.
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