Lydia Kiesling

Honoree, 2018 5 Under 35

Lydia Kiesling is the editor of The Millions. Her debut novel, The Golden State, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.
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The Golden State

ISBN 9780374164836 MCD Books / Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

In Lydia Kiesling's razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. More about this book >

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2018 5 Under 35 Panel Discussion moderated by Ben Greenman


Lydia Kiesling at the 2018 5 Under 35 Celebration

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Lydia Kiesling

Lydia Kiesling is the editor of The Millions. Her debut novel, The Golden State, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Her essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The GuardianSlate, and The New Yorker online, and have been recognized in The Best American Essays 2016. Kiesling lives in San Francisco with her family.

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