In some happy summer news, ISLE is one of six finalists for the Frank O’Connor Award, the world’s richest prize for a story collection, alongside Lorrie Moore, Ben Marcus, AL Kennedy, Phil Klay, and Colin Barrett!
May 3rd, 10:30AM, Boston: The Blazing Thing: Imagination in Fiction, Muse & the Marketplace
May 3rd, 2:30PM, Boston: After the MFA, Muse & the Marketplace
May 4th, 4-6PM, Boston: Redivider Launch Party, Sweetwater Tavern.
May 5th, 7:PM, The Internet: Authors LIVE, Short Story Skype Roundtable with Ethan Rutherford & Jessica Hollander, hosted by West Hartford Library.
May 8th, 7:00PM, NYC: Behind the Book with Akhil Sharma & Leah Hager Cohen, KGB Bar.
May 9th, 5:00PM, NYC: NYU with Rivka Galchen, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.
June 19th, 7:00PM, Boston: in conversation with Valeria Luiselli, Porter Square Books.
June 25th, Boston: in conversation with Porochista Khakpour, Brookline Booksmith.
August 3rd-8th, Nobleboro, Maine: Damariscotta Lake Writer’s Conference
So thrilled to be able to share that ISLE has won the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Hugely grateful for the honor and humbled by the extraordinary company.
Me & my weird stories could be coming to a city near you!
2/20: University Club of Winter Park, Talk + Q & A, 10AM
2/20: Winter with the Writers, Rollins College, Master Class, 4PM
2/20: Winter with the Writers, Rollins College, Reading + Q & A with Alan Michael Parker, 7:30 PM
2/26: University of Maryland, Reading with Devin Johnston, 7:00 PM
3/13: NYC, TBA
3/20-3/23: Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Festival, New Orleans
3/27: Reading at Penn State Erie
4/3: Sweet! Actors Reading Writers, NYC
4/5: Emerson College, TBA
4/6-4/8: Celebration of Literary Arts Festival, Iowa
4/11: Atlanta Center for the Book with Jamie Quatro, James Scott, & Urban Waite, Details TBA
5/1-5/3: Grub Street Muse & the Marketplace, Boston
5/9: NYU reading with Rivka Galchen, 5:00 PM
In some happy January news, ISLE made the long list for The Story Prize!
ISLE is starting the new year with some very cool news! Nylon Magazine has selected ISLE as their January book club pick. Check out the link for more info on the Nylon book club and for a chance to win a free copy of ISLE.
The last bit of ISLE news for 2013:
Boston Globe review.
Boston Globe Best Fiction of 2013, selected by John Freeman.
Baltimore City Paper review.
Palo Alto Online Favorite Fiction of 2013.
Baltimore Fishbowl interview.
Salon What to Read awards.
The Biblioracle/The Chicago Tribune.
The Book Catapult 2013 Notables.
The New Republic Best Books of 2013.
NPR’s Guide to the Best Books of 2013.
The Huffington Post’s Best Books of 2013.
Cosmopolitan’s Best Books of 2013.
ISLE tops Flavorwire’s list of Best Story Collections of 2013.
Baltimore City Paper’s Best Books of 2013.
L Magazine’s Best Books of 2013.
Largehearted Boy’s Best Story Collections of 2013.
Bookish Best Story Collections of 2013.
The Airship Best Books of 2013.
The Rumpus review.
Los Angeles Review of Books essay/review.
L Magazine review.
Edge Boston review.
The Morning News Tournament of Books longlist.
Lincoln Michel’s 2013 favorites at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
American Short Fiction Holiday Gift Guide.
Kenyon Review Holiday Reads.
Writing about six of my favorite unconventional mysteries for The Week.
“Acrobat” on Storyville.
Tin House online interview.
Shelf Awareness interview.