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INTERVIEWS

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Merritt Tierce on Iowa, Comma Usage, and Her Debut Novel, Love Me Back

Love Me Back, by 5 Under 35 honoree Merritt Tierce, isn’t like other novels. For one thing, its protagonist, Marie, doesn’t change. There’s no discernible arc. She’s self-destructive, and she’s not sure why, and neither are we, the readers. She cuts […]

by × September 26, 2014 ×

INTERVIEWS

And Despite It All, Okay: An Interview with The Last Days Of California Author Mary Miller

And Despite It All, Okay: An Interview with The Last Days Of California Author Mary Miller

It’s been a big month for Mary Miller. Even prior to last month’s release of her debut novel, The Last Days of California, excerpts and starred reviews found their way into the pages of Elle, O! Magazine, Redbook, and Publisher’s Weekly. […]

by × March 12, 2014 ×

DEBUT NOVELS

Four Must-Read Science Fiction Debuts

Four Must-Read Science Fiction Debuts

2014 has kicked off with some extraordinarily entertaining sci-fi debuts! If you’re a fan looking for some exciting new voices to add to your bookshelves, you can’t go wrong with any of these four new titles: The Martian, by Andy […]

by × March 10, 2014 ×

DEBUT NOVELS

Our Favorite Big, Ambitious Debut Novels

Our Favorite Big, Ambitious Debut Novels

Debut novels are often intimate in theme, small in scope, and under-read. When big, sprawling books seem to drop from nowhere, they usually boast, on a closer look, a small backlog of underappreciated siblings. Not so with these five knockout […]

by × August 28, 2013 ×

ZOMBIES

Zombie Fiction is Not Dead! These 2 Debut Novels Prove It

Zombie Fiction is Not Dead! These 2 Debut Novels Prove It

I’ve been on a zombie fiction binge recently. On three separate occasions last week, when I told someone what book I was reading, I got the same response: “Oh, zombies… I can’t read that stuff. It’s all the same.” And […]

by × August 20, 2013 ×

INTERVIEWS

Adelle Waldman on Bribing Herself to Write, Waking Up In a Panic, and Reading Online Reviews of Her Novel

Adelle Waldman on Bribing Herself to Write, Waking Up In a Panic, and Reading Online Reviews of Her Novel

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is one of my favorite novels of 2013. It’s so witty, observant, and beautifully written that when I reached the end, I immediately turned to page one and started reading it again. I interviewed […]

by × August 19, 2013 ×

WHERE I WRITE

Sarah Bruni Can’t Write in Public

Sarah Bruni Can’t Write in Public

  In Sarah Bruni’s impeccably titled debut novel, The Night Gwen Stacy Died, a drifting 17-year-old girl colludes in her “abduction” by a near-stranger who calls himself Peter Parker. The two flee to Chicago, embarking on both a surreal love story […]

by × August 15, 2013 ×

DEBUT NOVELS

7 Funny Quotations from Jack Handey’s The Stench of Honolulu

7 Funny Quotations from Jack Handey’s The Stench of Honolulu

The name Jack Handey may resonate with you. Fans of Saturday Night Live may associate the author with “Deep Thoughts,” the subversive slice-of-life vignettes that were a popular staple of the program throughout the 90s. Others might recognize the name […]

by × August 7, 2013 ×

WHERE I WRITE

Kristopher Jansma Writes In the B Cup Café

Kristopher Jansma Writes In the B Cup Café

Novelist Kristopher Jansma gives us the scoop on his favorite place to write. His first book, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, is an inventive, genre-bending tale of a struggling writer, his more successful best friend, and his elusive dream girl. The novel […]

by × June 7, 2013 ×