Sigrid Nunez
Literary Sigrid Nunez Peter Jay Sharp Building
Lepercq Space/BAMcafé

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Celebrated novelist and author of The Friend. “How lucky to have discovered that writing books made the miraculous possible, to be removed from the world and to be a part of the world at the same time.”

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Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, Salvation City, and, most recently, The Friend, which was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. Her other honors include four Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and the Rome Prize in Literature. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories 2019 and four anthologies of Asian American literature. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Her eighth novel, What Are You Going Through, will be published by Riverhead Books in September. Nunez lives in New York City.

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