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Nicole Krauss

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Nicole Krauss
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Nicole Krauss Birth:

Nicole Krauss was born August 18, 1974 in Brooklyn, NY.

Nicole Krauss Background and Writing:

Nicole Krauss grew up on Long Island. At the young age of 14 she started writing, mostly poetry. At Stanford University, she majored in English and won several undergraduate prizes for her poetry. Krauss received a Marshall Scholarship to pursue her masters degree at Oxford University where she did her thesis on Joseph Cornell.
At 28, Krauss published her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room (2002), which was very well received and garnered her six-figure, two-book deal. She followed with The History of Love, about an old man who feels his life slipping away and a teenage girl attempting to hold her family together. The History of Love won numerous awards and was a bestseller.

Krauss' third novel, Great House (2010), is composed of four linked stories in which she "manages to break down all notions of form and expectation to create a work that is so exceptional and ambitious that it is nothing short of a triumph."
Krauss is married to author Jonathan Safran Foer and lives in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010, she was selected as one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" writers to watch.

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