Friday, August 28, 2009

Jewish Journal interview with Zoe Klein

“He’s a brooder; he’s the most autobiographical of the prophets, and there’s something so desperately lonely and sad about him that I wanted to reach back in time and comfort him somehow . . . I wanted to provide someone who is just mad about him and loves him as a man, not as a prophet.” --Zoe Klein, expounding on her novel DRAWING IN THE DUST

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


"From the outset, with Tipping the Velvet, her debut novel, to the present . . . [Waters] has persistently gone where few dare follow, in the echoing footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins and the Brontes." --The Herald, on Sarah Waters' literary antecedents

The Little Stranger is short-listed for the Man-Booker Prize.

The Little Stranger, Riverhead May 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

The Taiwanese edition of Doreen Orion's riotous memoir QUEEN OF THE ROAD just came in and everyone at the office is absolutely smitten with the cover.

We are all also intensely curious about what Doreen's adoring husband is exclaiming down at the bottom of the image, as nature calls during a photo (in)opportunity:

Anyone read Chinese?

Broadway Books June 2008, Marco Polo Press June 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Lucinda Roy in Newseek, USA Today

The always-insightful Lucinda Roy was twice featured in major publications in the past two weeks. Her reflections on US race relations in the Obama era, sparked by the controversial arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates last month, was published in USA Today at the end of July, and has swiftly been followed by an article in Newsweek this past Friday that discusses how writing can help students and parents get--and stay--connected. Check 'em out!

. . . balanc[es] sympathy over an anguished soul with horror over his presence. Filled with a poet's mastery of tactile details. Calm analysis only highlights the urgency of Roy's warning that fundamental problems . . . need to be addressed lest similar tragedies recur." --Kirkus Reviews

Heartbreaking . . . infused with startling moments . . . conveys the anguish of being caught up [as] an accidental actress in am American melodrama." --Washington Post

Harmony Books March 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

LAST BRIDGE Media Blitz!! New Links

LA Times article of this weekend: Where Few Men Dare to Tread, featuring Cat Drucker of Teri Coyne's debut novel--part of a tradition of "damaged, kick-butt women" from crime fiction in recent decades. Check it out!! on THE LAST BRIDGE: "Coyne's pacing and prose are unrelenting . . . Very accomplished and confident . . . haunting and scary, full of rage and energy . . . a worthwhile and compelling examination."

Teri Coyne takes the Page 69 test

e, July 2009