Benjamin Moser is the author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2009. For his work bringing her to international prominence, he received Brazil’s first State Prize for Cultural Diplomacy. His latest book, Sontag: Her Life and Work, received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 2020.
On Susan Sontag:
Benjamin Moser in conversation with Chiki Sarkar
Susan Sontag was one of America’s great literary stars. Her brilliant mind, political activism and striking image made her an emblem of the seductions and the dangers of the 20th-century world. Her writing on art and politics, feminism and homosexuality, celebrity and style, medicine and drugs, Fascism and Freudianism, Communism and Americanism, reflected the conflicted meanings of a most conflicted word: modernity. Pulitzer Prize winner Benjamin Moser tells the Sontag story in conversation with Chiki Sarkar.