— Elizabeth Sher, Politics & Prose Books and Coffee Shop, Washington, DC
About the Author
CLAIRE MESSUD's last novel, "The Emperor's Children," was a "New York Times," "Los Angeles Times "and "Washington Post" Best Book of the Year, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her first novel, "When the World Was Steady," and her book of novellas, "The Hunters," were finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her second novel, "The Last Life," won Britain's Encore Award. Her short fiction has been included in the" Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories," edited by Jane Urquhart. Raised in Sydney, Australia and Toronto, where she attended the Toronto French School and UTS, Messud was a judge for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her family.