Claire Messud

Claire Messud (Greenwich, Connecticut, 1966) is the author of numerous novels, including The Emperor’s Children (2006), The Woman Upstairs (2013), and, most recently, The Burning Girl (2017). Her collection of essays, Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write: An Autobiography in Essays, will be published in 2020. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Times Book Review, Messud teaches creative writing at Harvard University. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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