Illustrator and memoirist Tamara Shopsin’s debut novel is set in TekServe, the iconic Mac repair shop of the 1990s, and is populated by geeks, celebrity cameos, and anthropomorphized machine parts.
Myriam J. A. Chancy’s eighth book follows eleven people whose lives were upended by the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.
Lincoln Michel’s debut novel is a surreal sci-fi noir investigating a scandalous death in a futuristic, pharmaceutical-fueled baseball league.
A funny coauthored novel about the times we live in.
Two decades into a life sentence, KunQuest remains determined to live his best life as a rapper, artist, relentless reader, and, now, a debut novelist with This Life.
A novel set in Vietnam and the United States about inheriting stories and forging new ones.
The last attempt on the life of Andrew Haswell Green took place on Park Avenue in 1903. News of his murder filled the front page of the New York Times: “‘Father of Greater New York’ Shot in Front of His Home.”
A novel that explores love, family, racial integration in a school system, and the deep range of experiences across different communities of color.
On vulnerability, ephemerality, and how the novel’s artifice is the best thing about it.
A novel that takes us back to the sensual, food and sex galore.
On writing a porous character and the crises that shape her.
A novel that scrutinizes the commodification of emotions with humor and subversion.
On process, inspiration, and the psychoanalytic underpinnings of The Superrationals.
The tour’s route never varies. Twice a day the caretaker of the Morgan Foundation must retrace his steps with a new eclectic band of strangers in tow.
On why all novels should be nature novels.
On trying to pre-grieve, the expansiveness of the desert, and writing the book she wanted to write.
On writing a polyphonic novel, the female perspective, parenthood, and the near future.
It must have been during those months when an accident slightly threw off my routine. And maybe it was in those months when I finally found—though I wasn’t looking for it—a brief respite. One day I was at Giovanna’s and she read me a few lines of the subcomandante’s, poetic lines that told the story of a viceroy of India who dreams that his kingdom is destroyed.
The debut novelist on the mercurial desires of teenage girls, the musicality of language, and embracing the digressive quality of the human mind.