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Laura van den Berg

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Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth (FSG Originals, 2013), received the Rosenthal Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Bard Fiction Prize. Her first novel, Find Me (FSG, 2015), was long-listed for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize. Her next novel, The Third Hotel, will be published by FSG in August 2018. She lives in the Boston area.

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Find Me

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The Isle of Youth: Stories

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"Beautifully written, atmospheric novel about marriage and grief. Also very strange, diffuse. Mostly set in Cuba, and the country is rendered in lovely ways. So much precision of language. The ending... doesn't quite work for me, or, better put, I..." Read more of this review »
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"Incredible, gorgeous novel. Cannot wait for the world to get to read it. Addictive, propulsive, and a fascinating look at the psyche of grief. Also just incredibly intelligent and multilayered and emotionally riveting."
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"I envy the fact that this author found her voice at such a young age--sophisticated, smart, worldly, but tender, too. I look forward to her next book."
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""Up High in the Air," "Where We Must Be" and "Still Life With Poppies" were all stunning, cinematic, enormous, moving without being maudlin - pitch-perfect portraits of desire and loneliness and absurdity. At times I wanted the absurdity to be amp..." Read more of this review »
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“Is there any greater mystery than the separateness of each person?”
Laura van den Berg, Find Me

“Winds shake the leaves and for a moment I smell smoke. I concentrate on the scent, but it vanishes into the aroma of rain and tree bark, the way one life can collapse into another and different people can stir within the same body, like bats thrashing inside a secret hollow.”
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