Author Profile

Lydia Millet

Lydia Millet A finalist for the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, Lydia Millet has written more than a dozen award-winning and bestselling novels and story collections. Millet’s books often deal with the ties between people and other animals, the crisis of extinction, and climate change. Her 2020 novel A Children's Bible was a finalist for the National Book Award and named one of the ten best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review.  Her novel Magnificence was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the L.A. Times Book Prize. Her first story collection, Love in Infant Monkeys, was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Along with her writing for adults, she’s penned several middle-grade and YA novels that made multiple “Best Of” lists.  The Dissenters is an eco-fantasy series.  Pills and Starships is set in "a dystopic future brought about by global warming.” Lydia Millet has worked at the Center for Biological Diversity since 1999.

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Lydia Millet