Columbia University in the City of New York

Writer-in-Residence

Above: Best-selling author Nicole Krauss (Credit: Goni Riskin).

An exploration of science through narrative and storytelling

Author Nicole Krauss (Forest Dark, The History of Love) joins Columbia's Zuckerman Institute as the 2020 Writer-in-Residence for a period of engagement, inspiration and discovery. She is particularly interested in exploring the concept of narrative and memory. Her award-winning novels have often centered on the intersection of the the mind, memory and behavior, and she is eager to delve deep into the scientific underpinnings of these processes. During her time at the Institute, she will forge informal and formal interactions with scientists at the Institute to explore the formation of memories, the role of narrative and the creative process.

She joins a number of other artists and musicians past and present at the Institute who have contributed at this intersection of creative pursuit and scientific knowledge. 

 

About Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of America’s most important novelists.” She is the author of the international bestsellers, Forest Dark, Great House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and The History of Love, which won the Saroyan Prize for International Literature and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis and Femina prizes. Her first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 she was chosen by The New Yorker for their “Twenty Under Forty” list. Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and Best American Short Stories, and her books have been translated into thirty-six languages. Find out more at nicolekrauss.com.

 

Nicole Krauss' residency is hosted by Daphna Shohamy, PhD, professor of psychology and principial investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute. If you have questions about the program or would like to meet with Ms. Krauss during her residency, please contact programs@zi.columbia.edu.

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