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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.

If you like Claire Messud you might also like to read books by Peter Carey, Edward St Aubyn and Suzanne Berne.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Claire Messud

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

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