Her brilliant and bewildering style is helping me to imagine how to write again -- Jenny Offill * The Times * One of the very great writers of the last century * Guardian * An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures teaches us how to love. And how love lies in spaces. In waiting -- Carlos Valladares * Gagosian Quarterly * Lispector had an ability to write as though no one had ever written before -- Colm Tibn
Clarice Lispector (Author) Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian novelist and short-story writer. Her innovation in fiction brought her international renown. She was born in the Ukraine in 1920, but in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Civil War, the family fled to Romania and eventually Brazil. She published her first novel, Near to the Wildheart, in 1943, when she was just twenty-three, and the next year was awarded the Graa Aranha Prize for the best first novel. She died in 1977, shortly after the publication of her final novel, The Hour of the Star.