Writer Nicole Krauss: 'My stories are personal, not autobiographical'

Nicole Krauss is the best-selling author of novels such as The History Of Love (2005) and Great House (2010). PHOTO: GONI RISKIN
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In Nicole Krauss's new collection To Be A Man, there is a story called Future Emergencies in which, due to a mysterious catastrophe, gas masks are distributed to the people of the United States.

"For a long time, they said we didn't need them," says the narrator, "but then something changed and they said that we did."

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