Meet the Tweeters

Not every author tweets but lots of ours do, and they are as varied and entertaining in 140-character bursts as they are in longer forms (otherwise known as BOOKS).  As a semi-recent Twitter convert, I’ve enjoyed following these great writers and encourage you to do the same.

They are…

Megan Abbott @meganeabbott

Megan is the wildly accomplished and acclaimed Edgar-winning author of 4 novels, most recently “Bury Me Deep.” Her new novel, “The End of Everything,” is her first with Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown coming in April 2011.

Bliss Broyard @blissbroyard

Bliss is the author of a gorgeous story collection, “My Father, Dancing,” and the acclaimed memoir/family history “One Drop.” She’s at work on a new novel.

James Hynes @jameshynes

“Next” is one of the most talked-about and praised novels of the year, and his twitter feed proves that Jim is a passionate and funny reader, filmgoer, pop-culture fanatic, and social observer.

Meg Mitchell Moore @mmitchmoore

Meg’s delightful debut novel, “The Arrivals,” arrives in May 2011.  As Twitter’s own @aswinn (Allison Winn Scotch) put it:

“A tender portrait of a tangled, complicated, all-too real family, The Arrivals left me teary and fulfilled. A sparkling, page-turning debut.”

Emma Rathbone @emmarathbone

Emma’s funny and sharp debut, “The Patterns of Paper Monsters,” is just about to publish.  To quote @Benjamin_Percy: “It promises to be one of the best books of the year by one of our best new writers.”

Ian Rankin @beaththigh

Ian Rankin has won every crime writing prize there is to win, and is an internationally bestselling superstar.  His tweets are a heady mix of Scottish politics, local color, highly eclectic musical opinions, and news of the writing life.

Elena Mauli Shapiro @elenamshapiro

Next February, prepare to be dazzled by Elena’s debut, “13 Rue Therese.” It is unlike any novel I’ve published, and not just because it’s illustrated.  Bestselling author of “The 19th Wife” David Ebershoff has already weighed in: “13 Rue Therese is a puzzle-novel and gave me the same fizzy satisfaction as completing a Sunday crossword.  It will light up your brain and your heart.”

Natasha Solomons @natashasolomons

We’ve just published “Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English,” and here I’ll quote one of my favorite bloggers and tweeters, Rebecca Schinsky (@bookladysblog), who wrote a lovely review and called it an “elegant exploration of issues relating to identity, family, history, foreignness.”  Natasha is charming and delightful company in person, on the page, and via Twitter, where you can catch a glimpse of the English country life in all its glory.

Patrick Somerville @pvickers22

Patrick Somerville’s novel “The Cradle” was hailed in the New York Times as “a magical debut,” the St. Louise Post-Dispatch called it “poignant and funny…a well-wrought, often comical exploration of contemporary fatherhood,” and that’s just a small sampling of the well-deserved praise that showered down on this beautiful book.  He’s now at work on his second novel.

Anne Zouroudi @annezouroudi

“The Messenger of Athens” is landing in bookstores now; the first in a series set in contemporary Greece, each based on one of the seven deadly sins.  You would have to travel a lot farther than Greece to find a more charming and intelligent literary mystery.

2 Comments

  1. Karen
    Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for this list; you’ve reminded me about a bunch of books I’ve been meaning to read. Okay, time to go digging through my galleys!

  2. Jennifer
    Posted July 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just finished Mr. Rosenblum; very elegant. The others look great as well…especially The Arrivals in May 2011…will have to put it on my calendar!

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