Lydia Millet

Longlist, 2016 National Book Awards

Lydia Millet is an American novelist and conservationist. Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors.
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Sweet Lamb of Heaven

Sweet Lamb of Heaven, by Lydia Millet, book cover, 2016
ISBN 9780393285543 W. W. Norton & Company

Lydia Millet’s chilling new novel is the first-person account of a young mother, Anna, escaping her cold and unfaithful husband, a businessman who’s just launched his first campaign for political office. More about this book >

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Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is an American novelist and conservationist. Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Guggenheim fellow, among other honors. Millet has written books and stories that range from the philosophical to the satirical, on matters including the inventors of the atom bomb, political culture under George H.W. Bush, the discovery of mermaids in a coral reef, and the crises of extinction and climate change. Millet served as a fiction judge for the 2009 National Book Awards. She lives in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona with her two children and works for the Center for Biological Diversity.

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