Edith Wharton; born Edith Newbold Jones; January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight.
27 Of The Most Exciting New Books Of 2015The Buried Giant is the first novel in almost a decade from Kazuo Ishiguro, author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. The story of a couple who embarks on a journey to find a son they have not seen in years, The Buried Giant is a rumination on love, memory, war, and revenge.