Best-selling writer Nicole Krauss speaks with NPR journalist Elizabeth Blair about Krauss’ book of short stories, "To Be A Man." Nicole Krauss is best known for her novels "Forest Dark," and "Great House," and a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize. 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. She is currently the first Writer-in-Residence at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University.Elizabeth Blair is an Award-winning senior producer and reporter on the Arts Desk of NPR. Blair produces, edits, and reports arts and cultural segments for NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She has reported on a range of topics from arts funding to the MeToo movement. Blair has overseen several large-scale series including The NPR 100, which explored landmark musical works of the 20th Century, and In Character, which probed the origins of iconic American fictional characters. Blair's work has received several honors, including two Peabody Awards and a Gracie.
In conversation with Nomi Eve, author of Henna House and The Family Orchard, Director of the Creative Writing MFA program, Drexel University. ''One of America's most important novelists and an international literary sensation'' (New York Times), Nicole Krauss is the bestselling author of the celebrated books Man Walks into a Room, The History of Love, Great House, and Forest Dark. She is the inaugural writer-in-residence at Columbia University's Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute, and her other work has appeared in Harper's, Esquire, and the New Yorker. Krauss is the winner of the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and a finalist for the National Book Award, among many other honors. To Be a Man is a globe-hopping story collection that delves into the very nature of what drives men and women in their relationships. (recorded 11/10/2020)
Nicole Krauss, On Her New Collection, "To Be A Man"
Tom's next guest is the acclaimed author Nicole Krauss. She is the author of four novels, including the international bestsellers Forest Dark, Great House, The History of Love, and her debut novel, Man Walks Into a Room. She’s been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and she a winner of the Saroyan Prize and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger in France.Last week, on Election Day as it turns out, Harper Collins published Krauss's first collection of short stories. It’s called To Be a Man: Stories. In it, we are introduced to a dazzling array of characters in locales that span the globe from Israel, to Japan, Switzerland, and both coasts of the United States.Nicole Krauss is doing a number of virtual events in which she’ll talk about her new short-story collection. Tonight, she’ll be online with the Free Library of Philadelphia at 7:30. Tomorrow, the Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will host an event at 7:00. And she’ll be at an event sponsored by the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, California, next Wednesday afternoon at 3:00. [Ticketing fees for the online events cover the purchase of Ms. Krauss's new book.]Nicole Krauss joins Tom on Zoom…See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bestselling author Nicole Krauss spoke to Zibby about travel, religion, Nicole's fearless collection of fiction and how she writes characters so compassionately. This incredibly bright literary icon also touched on the paradoxes of people, the dichotomy of women and men, and the reimagining of relationships. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andrés N. Ordorica is a queer Latinx writer and educator based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We hope you'll listen to the previous episode, where we discussed representation in literature and the pressures of being creative in lockdown, but this episode we dive into his book of choice, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.Find Andrés at andresordorica.com and follower him on Twitter @AndresNOrdorica.Apply to be a guest on the show at YOWpod.com and support us on Patreon to unlock exclusive content!Follow Your Own Words on Twitter @YOWpod and and Instagram @YOWpod, and join the discussion in our Facebook group. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nicole Krauss on her selection: I recently finished a collection of short stories, and while writing it I sometimes turned to Leonard Michaels to remember what's possible in the form, and to rest in his fluency. “Isaac” is from Michaels’s first collection, Going Places, published in 1969. I chose it because… why did I choose it? Because it’s New York City. A hospital. Incomprehension in the face of the things that befall us. And because its language—bright, sharp, funny—is live-wire alive in the face of it all. The Collected Stories at Indiebound This story contains language which may not be suitable for children.
Nicole Krauss | Forest Dark with Nathan Englander | Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Free Library Podcast
Watch the video here. A ''fiction pioneer, toying with fresh ways of rendering experience and emotion'' (NPR), Nicole Krauss is the bestselling author of the acclaimed novels Man Walks into a Room, The History of Love, and Great House. Named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and The New Yorker's ''20 Under 40,'' she is the winner of the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and a finalist for the National Book Award, among many other honors. In Forest Dark, Krauss interweaves the disparate paths of an older lawyer and a young novelist searching for transcendence in an Israeli desert. Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. In addition to his widely anthologized short fiction, he is the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, a play titled The Twenty-Seventh Man, and works that have appeared in The New Yorker and The Washington Post, among other places. In his new novel, Englander illustrates the Israeli–Palestinian conflict via a political thriller that hinges on the complicated relationship between a guard and his secret prisoner. (recorded 9/14/2017)