Nicole Krauss: The way we live now

In the uncertain age of Donald Trump, novelist Krauss is trying to pin down what it means to be alive in the early 21st century

10th September, 2017
Nicole Krauss: ‘In remembering the past, we are selecting, editing and refashioning’ Pic: Bryan Meade

‘One can’t write blindly. One knows exactly the atmosphere in which one writes.”

The award-winning novelist Nicole Krauss is describing what it feels like to pen literature in the time of Donald Trump, from her perch in the library in Dún Laoghaire, where she has arrived to take part in a public reading of her new novel.

As a Brooklyn dweller and one of the most highly regarded literary...

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