Sigrid Nunez


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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. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and The Believer. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including four Pushcart Prize volumes and four anthologies of Asian American literature.

Sigrid’s honors and awards include a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters: the Rosenthal Foundation Award and the Rome Prize
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Average rating: 3.77 · 47,210 ratings · 7,248 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Friend

3.78 avg rating — 29,140 ratings — published 2018 — 46 editions
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What Are You Going Through

3.80 avg rating — 6,463 ratings — published 2020 — 16 editions
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The Last of Her Kind

3.78 avg rating — 2,031 ratings — published 2005 — 11 editions
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Sempre Susan: A Memoir of S...

3.85 avg rating — 1,131 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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A Feather on the Breath of God

3.93 avg rating — 799 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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Salvation City

3.12 avg rating — 872 ratings — published 2010 — 13 editions
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Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloom...

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3.99 avg rating — 630 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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For Rouenna

3.98 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Naked Sleeper

3.33 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Chang

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“What we miss - what we lose and what we mourn - isn't it this that makes us who, deep down, we truly are. To say nothing of what we wanted in life but never got to have.”
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

“Consider rereading, how risky it is, especially when the book is one that you loved. Always the chance that it won't hold up, that you might, for whatever reason, not love it as much. When this happens, and to me it happens all the time (and more and more as I get older), the effect is so disheartening that I now open old favorites warily.”
Sigrid Nunez, The Friend

“Your whole house smells of dog, says someone who comes to visit. I say I'll take care of it. Which I do by never inviting that person to visit again.”
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