Posted on February 3, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sigrid Nunez’s National Book Award-winning novel, The Friend, comes out in paperback tomorrow (though it's already available in ebook, audiobook, and hardcover).

It’s narrated by a woman grieving the suicide of her longtime friend, former writing professor, and one-time lover; after his death, she inherits his 180-pound Great Dane.

Nunez and Fresh Air’s Terry Gross discuss the inspiration for the novel’s central suicide, among other topics, in a lengthy interview.

You can listen to their discussion below or read the transcript on NPR’s website.

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Worst Terry Gross interview I’ve ever heard. Excavating the writer’s life should never be the be-all and end-all of what I believed would be a discussion of the book, The Friend. Never thought Sigrid Nunez could have been a boring interview, but that’s what Terry Gross managed to do.
Esther Greenwood | 5/7/19 at 3:41 PM
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