The World Arranged: A Profile of Claire Messud

The World Arranged: A Profile of Claire Messud

by Michael Washburn

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Posted 4.12.13

Michael Washburn
Pullquote: 
What does it take to command assistance, to have the world arrange itself for your work?

With her fourth novel, The Woman Upstairs, published in April of 2013 by Knopf, Claire Messud tests the ties of novelist, wife, teacher, and mother that define and bind many working writers.