Presenter of the National Book Awards

2004 National Book Award Winner: Fiction

Lily Tuck

The News From Paraguay, by Lily Tuck Lily Tuck

The News From Paraguay

About the Book

A historical epic that tells an unusual love story, this novel offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of nineteenth-century Paraguay.

About the Author

Born in Paris, Lily Tuck is the author of three previous novels: Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up, The Woman Who Walked on Water, and Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, which was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, and are collected in Limbo, or Other Places I Have Lived. She divides her time between Maine and New York City.

Author photo credit: Marion Ettlinger