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The Emperor's Children

The Emperor's Children( )
Author: Messud, Claire
Series title:Picador Classic Ser.
ISBN:978-0-330-44448-4
Publication Date:Jun 2007
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Imprint:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

In the glittering tradition of Edith Wharton, The Emperor's Children examines life in upper-crust Manhattan, and tells a compelling story of ambition, vanity and tragedy.

Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 19.7 x 3.8 cm
Book Weight:0.418 Kilograms
Author Biography
Messud, Claire (Author)
Claire Messud was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. She grew up in the United States, Australia, and Canada. She returned to the states when she was a teenager. She did undergraduate and graduate studies at Yale University and Cambridge University.

Messud's debut novel, "When The World Was Steady" (1995), was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award. "The Emperor's Children" was a New York Times Bestseller and was longlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, "The Burning Girl" was published in 2017 by W. W. Norton.

She has taught creative writing at Amherst College, Kenyon College, University of Maryland, Yale University, in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers in North Carolina, in the Graduate Writing program at The Johns Hopkins University, and at Harvard University. Messud also taught at the Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She is on the editorial board of the literary magazine The Common, based at Amherst College.

The American Academy of Arts and Letters has recognized Messud's talent with both an Addison Metcalf Award and a Strauss Living Award. She is s a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships.

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