August 7, 2012KR BlogNewsletter

Nicole Krauss Headlines Kenyon Review Literary Festival

Novelist Nicole Krauss will deliver the Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture at the sixth annual Kenyon Review Literary Festival in Gambier, Ohio on November 10.

“Nicole Krauss is among the most talented and ambitious writers of a younger generation,” said KR Editor David Lynn.  “She is ambitious not only in the sense of technical achievement and critical acclaim, but in tackling the largest human challenges of history, identity, and love.”

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. 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.