Alam’s first novel, Rich and Pretty, tells the compelling, multifaceted story of two women in their 30s who have been best friends since junior high school. Here, he discusses these distinct protagonists and how he was able to portray the intricacies of female friendships as a male author.
In Blake Crouch’s fantastically conceived yet utterly persuasive Dark Matter, contented family man Jason Dessen is walking home from a friend’s celebratory bar meet-up when he’s abducted. He awakens in a laboratory where everyone reveres him, yet things are decidedly off
Camille Perri’s lighthearted first novel speaks directly—and with a pointed dose of cheek—to the increasing student debt burden on millennials. Here the author discusses her writing process and her thoughts on the current economic and political climate.
Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl gives us the story of Kate Battista, a no-nonsense young woman who doesn’t aim to please, brusquely voicing her opinions at her job as preschool teacher and at home as housekeeper for her feckless scientist father and airheaded little sister.
Emma Cline’s debut, The Girls, a compelling tale about Evie, a lonely teenager who falls in with a group of older girls belonging to a hippie cult, has already received early praise, including a starred LJ review.
Members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the prestigious Nebula Awards, held May 14 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton, with a winning slate of female authors.
“I stayed at the White House for five years, far longer than the average tenure back then, but life on the road is incompatible with being a grounded husband and father, so it was time to say goodbye.”
The U.S. editor for Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as Backman’s other two novels, Peter Borland spoke about his star author in a phone call with LJ.
On March 21 at Random House’s New York City office, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good
Lynne Kutsukake is a former academic librarian who lives in Toronto. Her stunning first novel, The Translation of Love , examines life in postwar Japan under American occupation.