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He makes our heart sing

We had a very fun night celebrating the publication of Josh Bazell’s Wild Thing. Here he is at The Strand, in conversation with Malcolm Jones of Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where, among other things, he discussed his childhood love of 75-cent paperbacks, why he found a serial killer’s x-ray a hopeful sign for humanity, and the […]

What it is all about: a great writer’s great new novel

It’s publication day for George Pelecanos’s newest thriller, WHAT IT WAS, and we couldn’t be more excited. You can read Janet Maslin’s terrific review here, and you can also read (if you subscribe) this Wall Street Journal article about the novel’s unconventional three formats and prices. Or you can check out George himself, via our […]

Resolutions, Revisited

I really went out on a limb with my 2011 resolutions. Let’s see how I did: 1. To do more of the things I don’t do enough.  Three times a week, in the name of cardio fitness, I now do something that involves loud, often terrible music, and is not karaoke. 2. To do less […]

Ian Rankin: The Impossible Dead and the origin of an idea

Today is a very special day, and not only because our moms are getting the turkey ready to brine and preparing batches of Chex Mix, but because today Ian Rankin’s newest novel The Impossible Dead  goes on sale.  To celebrate, we’re featuring an excerpt from a special piece that Rankin wrote called “The Death of […]

Am I Tweetering now?

A couple of years ago I witnessed a particularly hilarious moment on the Today Show.  Without warning, the anchors wandered off the beaten path of over-blown news reports and segments on making a Thankgiving centerpiece out of leftover Ikea hardware and dental floss and veered into the territory of The Internet.  Specifically, Twitter. Gem-like questions […]

Get Excited: Laura Tisdel’s Debut Post

Ever since I received the exhilarating news that I got the job working as an editor with Reagan, Sarah, and Marlena over here in midtown, I’ve been worried about this blog.  You don’t know me, dear reader, but I am chatty.  I am gregarious.  My high school Geometry teacher used to do this turning-down-a-dial motion […]

If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home

Megan Abbott shares what she learned about her new novel, The End of Everything, and herself as a writer while on her recent book tour.  Abbott will be appearing with authors Michele Carlo and Kio Stark at Sunny’s Reading Series in Red Hook on Sunday, September 11th at 3pm. For the past several weeks, I’ve […]

Megan Abbott Interviewed by Sara Gran

Megan Abbott’s highly-praised novel The End of Everything, which Gillian Flynn calls “a freight train of a mystery…bold, unnerving, poignant, and full of yearning,” is in bookstores now. Here, we present an interview between Sara Gran, author of Dope and Come Closer, and Megan, “one of the most exciting and original voices of her generation” (Laura Lippman). Sara: The End […]

Turn, turn, turn

Publishing has its seasons, marked by catalogs and sales conferences and holiday tie-ins, and less predictably by the coming and going of the people behind the scenes.  Today, when the calendar and thermometer leave no doubt that we are in the dead middle of summer, I feel a tinge of autumnal melancholy as I say […]

You Will Have to Know Life

Today we’re celebrating the publication of Megan Abbott’s acclaimed novel The End of Everything, which takes place over the course of a summer in the suburbs, where a teenage girl goes missing.  Here Megan writes about her own childhood in the suburbs, and how that has inspired her work.  I have always been drawn to […]