Sontag: Her Life and Work

Benjamin Moser (Author) Tavia Gilbert (Read by)
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Publish Date
September 17, 2019
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About the Author

Benjamin Moser, the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, is the editor of ND's Clarice Lispector translation series, of which this is the ninth volume. For Sontag: Her Life and Work, he won the Pulitzer Prize.

Tavia Gilbert is an acclaimed narrator of more than four hundred full-cast and multivoice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the industry. Named the 2018 Voice of Choice by Booklist magazine, she is also winner of the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has earned numerous Earphones Awards, a Voice Arts Award, and a Listen-Up Award. has named her a Genre-Defining Narrator: Master of Memoir. In addition to voice acting, she is an accomplished producer, singer, and theater actor. She is also a producer, singer, photographer, and a writer, as well as the cofounder of a feminist publishing company, Animal Mineral.


"An astonishing page-turner, the last word on Susan Sontag. I can't imagine the necessity of another book about her life."

-- "Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award-winning author of The Friend"

"Moser's accomplishment here is breathtaking: it includes an extraordinary knowledge of the subject, her milieu, her writings, her ideas, and her friends and family, beautiful prose, extraordinary insights, a capacity to understand her driven emotional life and her stellar intellectual life."

-- "Rebecca Solnit, author of Call Them By Their True Names "

"Sontag's influence on aesthetics, writing, and the wider culture is almost impossible to overstate, and Moser's monumental biography reveals the surprisingly tender, insecure, and intellectually dedicated story of one the most remarkable literary figures of twentieth century America. She stands reclaimed for our century in this definitive, fiercely intelligent work."

-- "Stephen Fry, author of Heroes"

"Moser brings his iconic subject to life in this gripping, insightful, and supremely stylish biography...revealing at every turn the vital, complicated, imperfect human being behind the formidable public intellectual."

-- " Edmund Gordon, author of The Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography"

"Sontag reads like an epic quest, offering a deep and thorough portrait of the intellectual giant that's both dishy and enlightening."

-- "Washington Post"