Nicole Krauss

in Manhattan, New York, The United States
August 18, 1974



Nicole Krauss is the author of the international bestseller The History of Love, which was published by W.W. Norton in 2005. It won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Ėtranger, was named #1 book of the year by, 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 Award for First Fiction. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 The New Yorker named her one of the 20 best writers under 40.

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

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The History of Love

3.92 avg rating — 125,396 ratings — published 2005 — 114 editions
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Great House

3.48 avg rating — 17,265 ratings — published 2010 — 59 editions
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Man Walks into a Room

3.34 avg rating — 6,329 ratings — published 2002 — 36 editions
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Forest Dark

3.09 avg rating — 6,114 ratings — published 2017 — 44 editions
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To Be a Man

3.77 avg rating — 1,089 ratings — published 2020 — 14 editions
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An Arrangement of Light

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Zusya on the Roof

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Seeing Ershadi

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Fiction for the Rest of Us

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“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

“When will you learn that there isn't a word for everything?”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

“there are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.”
Nicole Krauss, The History of Love



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