She is best known for her novels The History of Love (2005) and Man Walks into a Room (2002) and, most recently, Great House (2010). Her fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Granta's Best American Novelists Under 40, and has been collected in Best American Short Stories (2003 and 2008). Her novels have been translated into 35 languages.
Nicole Krauss was born in New York City (1974) to an English mother and an American father who grew up partly in Israel. Her maternal grandparents were born in Germany and Ukraine and later emigrated to London. Her paternal grandparents were born in Hungary and Belarus, met in Israel, and later emigrated to New York. Many of these places are central to her novel, The History of Love, and the book is dedicated to her grandparents.
Krauss, who started writing when she was a teenager, wrote and published mainly poetry until she began her first novel in 2002. Her books are published in Italy by Guanda.