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When the World Was Steady

When the World Was Steady( )
Author: Messud, Claire
ISBN:978-0-9645611-0-6
Publication Date:Sep 1994
Publisher:Granta
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

"In the words of Melody Simpson, their mother, Emmy was born with thick skin and Virginia with no skin at all." "It is on Bali and Skye, two islands as far apart as geography allows, that the sisters independently reassess their place in the world and gingerly find the new bearings that will allow each to renegotiate the circumstances of their lives with newfound acceptance and flexibility."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Book Details
Pages:270
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.88 x 8.13 x 0.94 Inches
Book Weight:0.89 Pounds
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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