Marion Ettinger

Sigrid Nunez

Fiction, Memoir

Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels including A Feather on the Breath of God, For Rouenna, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, The Friend, which received the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize. Her other honors and awards include four Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Award, a Berlin Prize Fellowship, the Rome Prize in Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award. Nunez is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Among the journals to which she has contributed are The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Paris Review, Threepenny Review, and Harper’s. Her eighth novel, What Are You Going Through, will be published in September 2020. Nunez lives in New York City.


Festival Years: 2020