Nicole Krauss Calabash Festival

Nicole Krauss

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation,” and by the Financial Times as “one of the great novelists working today,” Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestsellers, Forest Dark, Great House, 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 of 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, the Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into thirty-seven languages. In 2020 she was the first Writer-in-Residence at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University, and in 2021 she was awarded the Sami Rohr Inspiration Award for career achievement. To Be a Man, her first collection of short stories, was published in November 2020, and won the Wingate Literary Prize. 

Photo: Goni Riskin