In the wake of The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson has exploded from the avant-garde into a vital literary voice. She tells Simran Hans about her manifesto for surviving in the now.
Six Penguin Random House books are in the running to win the prestigious prize, which will be announced in March.
Claudia Rankine is the author of five books, including Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric and the bestselling Citizen: An American Lyric. A chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she is the winner of many prizes including the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship. She is an adjunct professor of English and African-American Studies at Yale University, and has previously taught at Pomona College and the University of Southern California.
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