Sigrid Nunez

Winner, 2018 National Book Awards

Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, among others. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship.
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The Friend

ISBN 9780735219441 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master. More about this book >

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Sigrid Nunez, Fiction Winner, reads "The Friend" at the 2018 National Book Awards Finalists Reading


Author of The Friend Sigrid Nunez accepts the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

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Sigrid Nunez

Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels Salvation CityThe Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, among others. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

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