Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle Award. His work bringing Clarice Lispector to international prominence was recognised with Brazil's State Prize for Cultural Diplomacy. He has published translations from several languages, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and worked as a books columnist for Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times Book Review. He lives in the Netherlands and France. His next book, a biography of Susan Sontag, Sontag: Her Life, will be published in Allen Lane in September 2019.