Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7pm, Music Building, $20
I C O L E R A U S s
with Leonard Lopate
(Nicole Krauss is appearing in place of Edward Albee, who is ill.)
is the award-winning author of the novels Man Walks into a Room, The History of Love, and Great House. She is the recipient of the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, as well as the William Saroyan International Prize, and her work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Andre Aciman has said: “Nicole Krauss’s Leo Gursky [in The History of Love] is all voice—frisky, aching, jittery, stunning, heart-rending, irresistible. There’s nothing like his voice, nor will there ever be. A cross between I.B. Singer and Woody Allen, Kafka and Leopold Bloom…” The Miami Herald has said: “Not quite a thriller, not exactly a coming-of-age story, nor a Holocaust memoir, [Krauss’s] The History of Love manages to be all three and also something more: a breathtaking meditation on loss and love. It’s the sort of book that makes life bearable after all.” The Boston Globe has said: “[Nicole Krauss’s Great House] sweeps you up…beautiful and mysterious. Krauss’s understanding of the varieties of human suffering—exceptional in a writer so young—makes the experience of her characters resonate in us. Their stunningly distinct and lively voices hold us captive to their visions of their lives. Krauss…can do just about anything she wants with the English language.” The New York Press has described Ms. Krauss as “[Philip] Roth’s most likely literary heir. With Great House…Krauss has made an undeniable bid for literary greatness.” The New York Times Book Review has described Ms. Krauss as “one of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Krauss will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Nicole Krauss: Joyce Ravid