“I think of novels as houses. You live in them over the course of a long period, both as a reader and as a writer.” – Nicole Krauss
Born on Aug. 18, 1974, Krauss is perhaps best known for her novels Man Walks Into a Room, The History of Love, and Forest Dark, although her short fiction has also been widely published in everything from The New Yorker to Best American Short Stories. She is currently working on a book of short stories with the working title, How To Be A Man.
A writer since childhood, she said she always wrote little things when she was younger. “My first opus was a book of poems put down in a spiral notebook at five or six, handsomely accompanied by crayon illustrations. “ A native of New York City, Krauss “officially” started writing – mostly poetry – in her teens and had her first novel published in 2001. Her award-winning novels, two of which have been adapted into films, have now been translated into 35 languages.
“What interests me (most) in writing a novel,” she said, “is taking really remote voices, characters, and stories and beginning to create some kind of web.”
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