Nicole Krauss will break your heart. You'll be reading one of her novels and suddenly the pages will be damp. Confused, you'll check the page number -- 12 -- and swear to yourself that you couldn't possibly be weeping before even learning the narrator's name. But you are. Don't worry. It's not your fault. It's hers.
Krauss is hands-down one of the nation's best young writers. We spoke to her ahead of her Book Fair appearance this Friday about writing unlovable characters, confronting catastrophic loss, and her latest novel, Great House. Read the entire interview here. Fri., Nov. 18, 8 p.m., 2011