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.
How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.
“Families are machines of glorious dysfunction,” says crime novelist Megan Abbott of the driving force behind her latest novel, You Will Know Me, “and that’s okay and inevitable.”
“I really like writing about characters who are smart but make a lot of mistakes or see things inaccurately, who are intelligent and observant and fairly misguided,” confided Sittenfeld in a conversation with LJ about her lusciously entertaining new novel, Eligible.
Alison Case, an English professor at Williams College, MA, intimately knows the world of 19th–century British fiction, lending an unmistakable authenticity to the language and flow of her debut novel, Nelly Dean.
“Libraries have always seemed sacrosanct; places of infinite promise. All the people, all the worlds, all the moments you might discover on their shelves.”
Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist shines light on the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) riots in Seattle. Here, Yapa shares insights into his first novel and the ideas that inspired it.
Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the LibraryReads top pick for March 2016