I just got back from lovely Ashland, Oregon, where the tomatoes were ripe, the shopping divine, and the people wonderful. One of my stops was the Jefferson Exchange, a fascinating, wide-ranging public radio program hosted by Jeff Riley and produced by Lisa Polito. Click through to hear the conversation.
Delighted that this interview has appeared ahead of Little Century‘s August debut on Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers list. Read the whole shebang here, and thank you, editor Miwa Messer!
Of the many observations about LITTLE CENTURY that northwestern novelist Jonathan Evison makes in his review today in the New York Times book review, I think the foregoing is the one that pleases me most. You can read the whole review here.
There’s nothing that makes you rethink your author photo more than having it slapped in the middle of a book review in the New York Times, circulation over a million. Photographer Chandra Ferguson, who lives down the road from me in West Salem, Oregon, is superb at making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, but when I see my cardigan and mommy-bobbed hair, I think, in the immortal words of Bronson Pinchot in “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Iss juss not saxy.” Ah, well. Another motivation to write another book, I s’pose.
I’m bowled over by novelist Sonya Chung’s multipart, deeply respectful and serious essay-review on LITTLE CENTURY Continue reading…