Lydia Millet

Finalist, 2020 National Book Awards
Longlist, 2016 National Book Awards

Lydia Millet is a writer of fiction, opinion pieces and other ephemera. Her 2020 novel A Children’s Bible was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Best 10 Books of 2020.
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A Children’s Bible

ISBN 9781324005032 W. W. Norton & Company

Pulitzer Prize finalist Lydia Millet’s sublime new novel—her first since the National Book Award Longlisted Sweet Lamb of Heaven—follows a group of twelve eerily mature children on a forced vacation with their families at a sprawling lakeside mansion. More about this book >

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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 a writer of fiction, opinion pieces, and other ephemera. Her 2020 novel A Children’s Bible was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and one of the New York Times Book Review’s Best 10 Books of 2020. In 2019 she received an Award of Merit for the Short Story from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her 2010 story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Since 1999 she has been an editor at the Center for Biological Diversity, a group dedicated to fighting extinction and climate change. She lives in the Arizona desert.

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