CLAIRE MESSUD's books include the novels The Burning Girl, The Emperor's Children, and The Last Life; a collection of novellas, The Hunters; and, most recently, an autobiography in essays, Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write. She has received numerous honors, including the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Harvard University.
- The Best American Essays 2021 (p. 204). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.