Author of the Month


Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian novelist, journalist, short story writer. Her first novel Near to the Wild Heart was published in 1943 when she was 23 years old and its impact earnt her the nickname ‘Hurricane Clarice’.

We’ve chosen Clarice Lispector for our Author of the Month for April in celebration of An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures that was published by Penguin this month.

Further links:

Interview with Clarice Lispector, São Paulo,1977

Clarice Lispector’s Lessons on Being Human, Audrey Wollen, NY Times, 13 April 2021

‘Lipstick Traces: Novelist Clarice Lispector’s radiant nothingness’, Rachel Kushner, BookForum