by Nicole Krauss
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The lives of four strangers — including an antiques dealer in Jerusalem, a man in London and an American novelist — are thrown into chaos over an enormous, stolen desk.
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September 7, 2011 National Book Award finalist Nicole Krauss returns, along with supernatural romance writer Charlaine Harris, British pop novelist Allison Pearson and melodramatist Scott Spencer, while NPR host Michele Norris shares a story of parental sacrifice and the search for a better America.
November 17, 2010 On Tuesday evening in New York City, the finalists for the National Book Award gathered on the eve of the ceremony to read from their work. NPR was there to capture the celebration.
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October 16, 2010 In Nicole Krauss' Great House, the war-torn narratives of a historian, a poet and two novelists revolve around the writing desk they share. The result is an elegant study of memory, loss and the importance of literature.
Nicole Krauss is the author of The History of Love and Man Walks Into A Room. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's and Esquire. She lives with her husband, the writer Jonathan Safran Foer, in Brooklyn.
October 14, 2010 Novelist Nicole Krauss explains how not knowing is an integral part of her writing process. She says her doubt-ridden characters in Great House are reflections of her own approach to fiction; she doesn't know what's going to happen — until it does.
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October 12, 2010 Novelist Nicole Krauss artfully weaves disparate stories of love and loss into a devastating examination of the weight of memory on those left behind. Four narrators are connected by an antique desk separated from its original owner during the Holocaust.
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