Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet is a novelist, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and conservationist. Her third novel, My Happy Life, won the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Guggenheim fellow, among other honors. Her most recent novel, Sweet Lamb of Heaven, was longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction. She lives in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona, with her two children and works for the Center for Biological Diversity.

In her own words: “Of course books affect the world. They affect individuals and individuals affect their surroundings and their culture. Books are not wars or new technology, but they reverberate, like everything else.”

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