Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians (2012), named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. The Telegraph also named it a Best Book of the Year, calling it “an elegy for an entire generation.”
Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay (2008), was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and a Best Book of the Year by the Independent, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Telegraph, and Time Out Chicago. It was short-listed for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize.
Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape (2007), published as one of three volumes in McSweeney’s One Hundred and Forty-Five Stories in a Small Box, and the poetry collections Siste Viator (2006) and The Captain Lands in Paradise (2002), which was named a Favorite Book of the Year by the Village Voice.
Honors for her writing include a Fellowship in General Nonfiction from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her books have been translated into Chinese, German, Italian, and Spanish. Her poems have won a Pushcart Prize and appeared in four volumes of the Best American Poetry series. Her prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Book Review, and the New York Times Magazine.
Born and raised near Boston, she was educated at Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has taught creative writing at Columbia, the New School, NYU, the Pratt Institute, and Princeton, and she lives in Brooklyn.