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July 10, 2024

Sigrid’s novel THE FRIEND, winner of the 2018 National Book Award, has been named by the New York Times as one of the 100 Best Books of the 21st Century.

June 2, 2024

Read an interview with Sigrid by Elizabeth Benedict in Barnard Magazine and an interview by Dina Gachman in The New York Times.

May 6, 2024

Read Nick Paumgarten’s New Yorker profile of Bill Burloni, the animal trainer who prepared Bing the Great Dane for his role as Apollo in the upcoming film adaptation of THE FRIEND.

March 3, 2024

Listen to a new podcast in which Sigrid speaks with Sewanee Review editor Alan Ross.

Naomi Watts and Bill Murray to star in the film version of The Friend. Read more here.

Read Sigrid’s review of Ludmila Ulitskaya’s story collection The Body of the Soul in the current New York Review of Books. Sigrid is also featured in The Guardian’s column “The Books of My Life.”

Read Sigrid’s review of Cynthia Zarin’s novel, Inverno, in The New York Times Book Review.

Read Sigrid’s “By the Book” interview in The New York Times Book Review here.

Listen to a new interview with Sigrid by Joe Donahue on The Book Show, WAMC, here.

The Vulnerables is a Goodreads Staff Top Pick Book of the Year. It has also been named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Kirkus, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, the San Francisco Chronicle, She Reads, the Irish Times, and the New Republic.

November 16, 2023

Sigrid’s new novel, THE VULNERABLES, is an instant national bestseller, #12 on the National Indie Bestseller List. A profile of Sigrid by Lynn Stegner Strong appears in the LA Times. An interview with Lauren LeBlanc appears in Vanity Fair. A review essay of THE VULNERABLES appears in the fall issue of Bookforum.

November 4, 2023
A profile of Sigrid by Wyatt Mason appears in The New York Sunday Times Magazine.
October 19, 2023
An excerpt from The Vulnerables is published this month in Harper’s Magazine and Sigrid’s essay “Life and Story” appears in The Best American Essays 2023, edited by Vivian Gornick.

April 23, 2023
Sigrid is featured with writer Weike Wang in the New York Times T Magazine’s Culture Issue: Legends and Heirs. Photos and text here.

April 2, 2022
Sigrid’s essay “Life and Story,” which appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of Sewanee Review, has been selected by guest editor Vivian Gornick for the next volume of Best American Essays, edited by Robert Atwan. The collection will be published this coming fall Sigrid’s ninth novel, The Vulnerables, will be published by Riverhead Books on November 7, 2023. Pre-order the book here.

October 11, 2022
Sigrid’s review of Nobel Laureate Annie Ernaux’s new book Getting Lost has been published in The New York Review of Books.

Her review of Dinosaurs, a novel by Lydia Millet, appears in The New York Times Book Review.

August 4, 2022
You can watch Sigrid’s T Magazine Book Club virtual conversation about Paula’s Fox’s novel Desperate Characters here.

July 13, 2022
Read Sigrid’s essay on Paula Fox’s novel Desperate Characters. The essay is part of The New York Times T Magazine Book Club, a series of articles and events dedicated to classic works of American literature. Click here to R.S.V.P. to a virtual conversation about Desperate Characters, to be led by Sigrid and held on Aug. 4.

July 10, 2022
Sigrid reviews María Gainza’s new novel Portrait of an Unknown Lady in The New York Review of Books.

June 20, 2022
An interview with Sigrid by Lidija Haas appears in the Summer Issue of The Paris Review: The Art of Fiction No. 254.

February 9, 2022
What Are You Going Through has been longlisted for the 2022 Dublin Literary Award.

February 1, 2022
Sigrid’s craft essay “Life and Story” appears in the current issue of Sewanee Review.

December 14, 2021
Sigrid reviews Hermione Hoby’s novel Virtue in The New York Review of Books.

December 1, 2021
A new interview with Sigrid by Natalie Portman is on Instagram.
What Are You Going Through is a pick of the year’s best paperbacks by The Sunday Times (UK).

October 29, 2021
Sigrid’s new short story, “It Will Come Back to You,” is in the current London Review of Books.
You can listen to a new Harper’s Magazine podcast of Sigrid in conversation with Vivian Gornick here.

October 15, 2021
Sigrid has a new essay, about the work of Italo Svevo, in the current issue of Harper’s Magazine.
You can read and listen to Sigrid in conversation with Tara Menon of the Harvard English department for the podcast series Novel Dialogue, Novelist and Critic here.

September 7, 2021
What Are You Going Through is now out in a paperback edition from Riverhead Books.
A new edition of Sigrid’s first novel, A Feather on the Breath of God, is just out from Picador, with an introduction by Susan Choi.
The introduction is published in The Paris Review. Read it here.

May 12, 2021
Sigrid’s review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel Whereabouts has been published in The New York Review of Books.
Watch a new video in which Sigrid talks about her work in an episode of the James Merrill House Program’s series, Studio 107.

April 15, 2021
Read a new essay by Sigrid in T, The New York Times Style Magazine’s Culture Issue. The theme of this year’s issue is Friendship.

An article about Sigrid’s novel Salvation City, which is partly about a global pandemic and its aftermath, has been published in the Page-Turner series of

What Are You Going Through has been longlisted for The Chautauqua Prize. The novel was also chosen by the New York Public Library as one of their Spring Books Picks.

March 15, 2021
Sigrid has been inducted as a new member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.

March 14, 2021
Watch a new video interview with Sigrid for Jonathan Alexander’s Writing Sex series for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

December 10, 2020
What Are You Going Through is one of People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2020 and a New York Times Critics’ Top Book of 2020, chosen by Dwight Garner. Sigrid’s novel has also been named one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s 20 Best Books of the Year, and a Best Book of the Year by NPR, The Guardian (chosen by Curtis Sittenfeld), the Times Literary Supplement (chosen by Lydia Davis), and Kirkus Reviews.

November 18, 2020
Listen to three new podcasts with Sigrid: Virago OurShelves w/Lucy Scholes, The Unspeakable w/Meghan Daum,
Books, Books, Books w/Nicole Abadee.

October 18, 2020
Sigrid reviews Nicole Krauss’s To Be a Man in The New York Review of Books.
Listen to an interview with Sigrid for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Podcast.

September 15, 2020
What Are You Going Through debuts on this week’s Indie National Bestseller List.

September 8, 2020
Today is the publication date of Sigrid’s eighth novel, What Are You Going Through, by Riverhead Books.

September 3, 2020
Sigrid is among the 10 writers shortlisted for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award. The winner will be announced on October 22.

August 31, 2020
Dwight Garner reviews Sigrid’s new novel, What Are You Going Through, in The New York Times.

May 23, 2020
Sigrid reviews books by Garth Greenwell in The New York Review of Books.

April 9, 2020
Sigrid has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

November 20, 2019
Sigrid’s eighth novel, What Are You Going Through, will be published by Riverhead on September 8, 2020.
The Friend has been longlisted for the 2020 International Dublin Literary Award.
The Friend was also named a finalist for the 2019 Prix du Meilleur livre étranger.

October 1, 2019
Today is the pub date of Best American Short Stories 2019, which includes Sigrid’s story “The Plan.”
     L’Ami, the French edition of The Friend, published by Stock, has been longlisted for both the 2019 Prix du Meilleur livre étranger and the 2019 Prix Femina Étranger.

August 12, 2019
Read reviews of Mitz from NPR and Paris Review and a review of Mitz and The Friend in the London Review of Books.

August 6, 2019
Today is the pub date of the new edition of Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury. Read Peter Cameron’s new afterword to the book in the Paris Review. And a conversation with Carrie Mullins about Mitz appears in Electric Literature.

July 8, 2019
Whoopi Goldberg recommends The Friend as a favorite book for summer reading on “The View.”

June 23, 2019
The Friend is a Top Five Fiction Choice of The Sunday Times (UK) 100 Best Summer Reads of 2019.

May 18, 2019
The Friend has been named a Best Book of the Year So Far by The Times (UK).

April 1, 2019
The Friend is the next selection of Moira’s Book Club of the Seattle Times. The book discussion takes place at noon on May 7th.

March 10, 2019
Sigrid’s short story “The Plan,” published in LitMag, has been selected for Best American Short Stories 2019.

March 6, 2019
Sigrid is on the shortlist for the finalists of the 2019 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize.

February 16, 2019
The Friend is a New York Times paperback bestseller and an Indie national bestseller.

February 5, 2019
Today is the pub date of the Riverhead paperback edition of The Friend.
The Friend has also just been published in the UK by Virago .

December 2018
Read a profile of Sigrid by Alexandra Alter in The New York Times.
The Friend is BuzzFeed’s Book Club December Pick.

November 2018
Sigrid’s novel The Friend has won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction.
A Cat, by Leonard Michaels, has just been reissued by Tin House. Read Sigrid’s introduction in the Paris Review Daily.

August 2018
Read Sigrid’s review of Sight, by Jesse Greengrass, on

July 2018
Sigrid has a new short story, “Hotel Story,” in the current issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

May 26, 2018
Read Sigrid’s column in the Wall Street Journal on 5 favorite books about dogs.

March 2018
Sigrid’s story “The Plan” has been published in the current issue of LitMag.
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