Jennifer Clement studied literature in New York and Paris. She was awarded the NEA Fellowship for Literature and the Sara Curry Humanitarian Award for her most recent novel, Prayers for the Stolen. Formerly president of PEN Mexico, she currently lives in Mexico City.
In emotionally resonant prose, award-winning author Jennifer Clement tells the story of an avant-garde street artist and painter Jean-Michel Basquiat and his muse, Suzanne Mallouk during the 1980s in New York City. A poetic interpretation, Widow Basquiat is an expression of the unrelenting power of addiction, obsession and love.
“Sublime, poetic…[Clement] chronicles her...