FIND ME is out in paperback this week, from FSG Originals! This winter & spring I’ll be doing events in Miami, Adelaide, Perth, NYC/Brooklyn, Brunswick, ME, Cleveland, Boston, Albany, and Seattle, and would love to see you.
Over the moon to see FIND ME on the longlist for The Dylan Thomas Prize, alongside many other fantastic books!
Thank you to NPR, Time Out New York, Buzzfeed, Booklist, Bustle, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Baltimore City Paper, & Book Riot for selecting FIND ME as a Best of 2015!
Happy novel news this summer:
FIND ME made the longlist for The Center for Fiction’s first novel prize, in excellent company.
Sloane Crosley’s recent NYTBR Critic’s Take essay on apocalyptic fiction by women was kind enough to include FIND ME.
FIND ME made Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s list of Best Debut Novels of 2015 So Far.
Happy non-novel news:
A new story, “The Other Daughter, is in the July/August issue of The Kenyon Review.
Maniac-level grateful that I get to keep working with the FSG on two new books: Havana, a novel, & a new story collection. Here is the official thing from Publisher’s Marketplace:
“B&N Discover pick and Rosenthal Family Foundation Award-winning author of THE ISLE OF YOUTH and FIND ME, Laura van den Berg’s HAVANA, an existential mystery about a woman who travels to Cuba where she believes she sees her dead husband alive and well, and a new collection of short stories, to Emily Bell at Farrar, Straus, by Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown (world).”
Super happy and honored to be able to share that I have won a 2015 Jeannette Haien Ballard Writer’s Prize, a $25,000 annual prize given to “a young writer of proven excellence in poetry or prose” and established in honor of author Jeannette Haien Ballard.
New reviews of FIND ME from The New York Times Book Review, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, Miami Herald, Time Out New York, and more!