I'm so incredibly grateful for this kind little preview in Le Monde, the leading newspaper in France! WE ARE UNPREPARED is titled LES TEMPETES for the French translation and it's getting a very friendly reception in France. Merci, merci, merci!
The French translation version of WE ARE UNPREPARED comes out in September 2017! Love this cover.
WE ARE UNPREPARED is now available at bookstores in the U.K., Australia, Poland, and soon, France. This will never stop seeming incredibly cool to me. Here's the Polish cover art:
I had an incredible time this weekend speaking at not one but two world class literary festivals.
On Saturday at the Boston Book Festival, I had the privilege of joining the stage with novelists Suzanne Berne, Anna Solomon and Michelle Hoover for a discussion about social commentary and fiction. With an audience of more than 100, we had a robust discussion that left me thinking hard about future work!
And for the final stop on my book tour, I was back in my beloved hometown for the always impressive Brattleboro Literary Festival. In the stunning river garden setting, I joined novelist Laura van den Berg for a readings and discussion of climate, dystopia, and realism. I was so grateful to all the old friends and new readers who turned out.
Here's a lovely write-up of the festival from the Brattleboro Reformer.
But enough of these events! Book number two isn't going to write itself...
I had such an incredible time talking to a packed house at one of my favorite bookstores, Kramerbooks, in my old stomping ground of DC last week. It was a special honor to be interviewed by the extraordinary best-selling author, Jennifer Close. Thank you to all the old friends and new readers who showed up!
There's a little wrap-up of the reading and party from POLITICO here.
Photo credit: Fred Baldassaro
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I had so much fun doing this interview with BookReporter!
Thank you thank you thank you to Redbook Magazine for including WE ARE UNPREPARED in this list of the best new books for fall. I'm in amazing company here with Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, Amy Schumer and many others! See the full list here.
WE ARE UNPREPARED made the Literary Fiction list in PW's index of the most anticipated titles for fall! There are so many books here that I want to read, including works from Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Zadie Smith. Exciting momentum as release day approaches.
View the full list here.