Lily Tuck

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Lily Tuck (born Oct. 10, 1938) is an American novelist and short story writer whose novel The News from Paraguay won the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction.[1] Her novel Siam was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.[2] She has published four other novels, a collection of short stories, and a biography of Italian novelist Elsa Morante (see "Works" below).

An American citizen born in Paris, Tuck now divides her time between New York City and Maine; she has also lived in Thailand and (during her childhood) Uruguay and Peru.[3] Tuck has stated that "living in other countries has given me a different perspective as a writer. It has heightened my sense of dislocation and rootlessness. ... I think this feeling is reflected in my characters, most of them women whose lives are changed by either a physical displacement or a loss of some kind".[4]

Works[edit]

Novels

Short Stories

Biography

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Book Awards – 2004". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
    (With blurb linked to her name and essay by Harold Augenbraum from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
  2. ^ "2004 National Book Award Winner: Fiction: Lily Tuck". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ Rohter, Larry (2005-02-17). "'Paraguay' author finally goes there, finding an uproar". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  4. ^ "An Interview with Lily Tuck". Book Browse. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 

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