“[She] happens to write like an angel.” — Simon Schama
Nicole Krauss mesmerised readers, critics and judges of literary prizes alike with The History of Love. Her third novel, Great House, a 2010 National Book Award nominee, looks set to do the same. Her writing isn’t just appreciated – it is loved. Her books are about memory in the face of loss, the nature of love and the strange and intimate connections fostered between people. But mostly, they are about writing, and its power to change lives.
Her novel, Great House, is a story haunted by questions: What do we pass on to our children and how do they absorb our dreams and losses? How do we respond to disappearance, destruction and change?
Nicole Krauss wrote the international bestseller The History of Love. She is on The New Yorker’s 2010 list of best writers under 40. Great House was launched in 2010 and shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.
Naomi Alderman was The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year in 2007 for her novel Disobedience. She is also an online games writer. Her new novel The Lessonswas published in 2010.
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