Lily Tuck (born October 10, 1938) is a French-born American novelist and short story writer whose novel The News from Paraguay won the 2004 National Book Award for Fiction. Her novel Siam was nominated for the 2000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She is a Guggenheim Fellow.
|Born||October 10, 1938|
|Genre||short story, novel|
|Notable awards||National Book Award for Fiction|
She has published four other novels, a collection of short stories, and a biography of Italian novelist Elsa Morante.
An American citizen born in Paris, Tuck now divides her time between New York City and Maine; she has also lived in Thailand and (during her childhood) Uruguay and Peru. Tuck has stated that "living in other countries has given me a different perspective as a writer. It has heightened my sense of dislocation and rootlessness. ... I think this feeling is reflected in my characters, most of them women whose lives are changed by either a physical displacement or a loss of some kind".
- The Double Life of Liliane. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-8021-2402-9
- I Married You For Happiness. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-8021-1991-9
- The News from Paraguay. New York: Harper Collins, 2004. ISBN 978-0-06-620944-9
- Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man. New York: Overlook Press, 1999. ISBN 978-0-87951-723-6
- The Woman Who Walked on Water. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996. ISBN 978-1-57322-583-0
- Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up. New York: Knopf, 1991. ISBN 978-0-394-58935-0
- Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived. New York: Harper Perennial, 2002. ISBN 978-0-06-093485-9
- The House at Belle Fontaine: Stories, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013. ISBN 978-0-80212-016-8
"National Book Awards – 2004". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-27.
(With blurb linked to her name and essay by Harold Augenbraum from the Awards 60-year anniversary blog.)
- "2004 National Book Award Winner: Fiction: Lily Tuck". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- "LILY TUCK". gf.org.
- Rohter, Larry (2005-02-17). "'Paraguay' author finally goes there, finding an uproar". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- "An Interview with Lily Tuck". Book Browse. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
- Chapter One of The News from Paraguay.
- "Dream House," a short story by Lily Tuck.
- Author Bio, Photo, and National Book Award Acceptance Speech.
- National Public Radio All Things Considered interview with Tuck (audio file).
- Charlie Rose interview with Lily Tuck and 2004 National Book Award Finalists (video file).