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Claire Messud - Author


Claire Messud was educated at Yale and Cambridge. 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, was a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year; all three books were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship and the Straus Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with her husband and children.

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The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The Emperor's Children
Claire Messud
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2006
Lovereading Price: £11.99

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