Acclaimed novelist and essayist Claire Messud to deliver the 2021 William Gifford Lecture

Nov 2, 6:00 p.m.

Spitzer Auditorium (Sanders Classroom 212)

Claire Messud’s five novels include The Emperor’s Children, a New York Times Best Book of the Year in 2006; The Woman Upstairs (2013); and, most recently, The Burning Girl (2017), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in fiction. She is also the author of a book of novellas, The Hunters (2001). Her memoir-in-essays, Kant’s Little Prussian Head & Other Reasons Why I Write was published in October, 2020 by W.W. Norton.

Messud teaches creative writing at Harvard University. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New York Times Book Review, she lives in Cambridge, MA with her family.

The event is free and open to the public. Proof of vaccination and masks required.

Claire Messud
Claire Messud