An NPR member station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

National Book Award Nominee Lily Tuck

Lily Tuck is one of the five National Book Awards finalists -- each of them women, each of them writing in New York City. Tuck led the life of a very obscure novelist until she was nominated for Letters from Paraguay. Tuck tells Martha Woodroof about her account of two lovers tangled in a mid-19th century war that wiped out 90 percent of Paraguay's male population.

Copyright 2004 NPR