Nicole Krauss

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  • International Bestselling Author, Great House, The History of Love, Forest Dark, and To Be A Man


Nicole Krauss has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of America's most important novelists."

She is the award-winning fiction writer and internationally bestselling author of Great House, The History of Love, Forest Dark: A Novel and To Be A Man. 

Her most recent book, To Be A Man, made the TIME Magazine Must-Read Books of 2020 list

In her custom-tailored programs, Ms. Krauss discusses what it means to create, live and write.

 

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Rave Reviews About Nicole Krauss
“Many thanks to you for your efforts! It was a great evening. Close to 400 people were in attendance. Nicole Krauss was so gracious, poised, and warm. Even though we were not planning on a formal signing, she ended up doing just that for quite some time at the reception.”

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Nicole Krauss
  • Bet Torah, Mt. Kisco
  • English Department, George Washington University
  • Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
  • Princeton Public Library
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On Doubt

In this lecture, Ms. Krauss discussesthe role of doubt, uncertainty and ambiguity in herown work andthroughthe art of writing and reading. ...

In this lecture, Ms. Krauss discusses the role of doubt, uncertainty and ambiguity in her own work and through the art of writing and reading.

Walking and Reading

In this lecture, Ms. Krauss takes the audience on a guided tour through the books and places that have formedheras both person and writer. Additionally, it will include an exploration of the boundaries between art and life. ...

In this lecture, Ms. Krauss takes the audience on a guided tour through the books and places that have formed her as both person and writer. Additionally, it will include an exploration of the boundaries between art and life.

The Remembering Mind

In this lecture, Ms.Krauss looks dissects in how memory is a powerfully creative act in the construction of self in her novels. ...

In this lecture, Ms. Krauss looks dissects in how memory is a powerfully creative act in the construction of self in her novels.

On Creativity

In this speech, Ms. Krauss explores the complexity of creativity and discusses what she has learned about the creative process through her experience as a novelist. ...

In this speech, Ms. Krauss explores the complexity of creativity and discusses what she has learned about the creative process through her experience as a novelist.

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<p><span>Nicole Krauss</span><span>, recognized as “one of America’s great writers” (Financial Times) and a “contemporary master” (Esquire) </span><span>delights audiences as she discusses the themes of her new short story collection “To Be a Man”</span></p>

Nicole Krauss, recognized as “one of America’s great writers” (Financial Times) and a “contemporary master” (Esquire) delights audiences as she discusses the themes of her new short story collection “To Be a Man”

International bestselling author NICOLE KRAUSS is an award-winning fiction writer and author with four published books. Her latest, To Be A Man, is her first collection of short stories and was named as a TIME 100 Must-Read Book of 2020

The book has received overwhelming praise, being called "a certain energy, consistently conjuring an aura of both intimacy and vastness" by The New York Times "a supremely intelligent collection" by The Guardian, "startling and deeply moving" by The Center for Fiction, "a significant and exciting departure from her previous body of work" by NPR, and more. 

In her custom-tailored speaking programs, Krauss speaks about doubt, creativity, the power of memory in creating art, how specific books and places have affected her work, and more. Speaking everywhere from the Princeton Public Library to George Washington University, she always receives great acclaim. "We all enjoyed meeting her and hearing her speak. Her books are favorites among many of who were there last night." (Bet Torah, Mt. Kisco)

<p>Speaker Spotlight: Nicole Krauss</p>

Speaker Spotlight: Nicole Krauss

International bestselling author NICOLE KRAUSS has been hailed by The New York Times as "one of America's most important novelists." The award-winning fiction writer and author of Forest Dark, Great House and The History of Love, in Krauss' custom-tailored programs she discusses what it means to create, live and write offering insights on everything from doubt to creativity to memory. Described at engagements as "gracious, poised and warm," (Princeton Public Library), "well-received" (Jewish Community Center of San Francisco), and "a huge success" (George Washington University), Krauss receives overwhelming praise at every event. 

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Biography

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. Her fourth book, To Be A Man, is a collection of short stories that was recognized as a TIME Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020

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.