What if we took God out of the God debate?

April 25, 2014

I was off twitter for a while, and this week I got back on it, and after a few frustrating days where I considered giving it up for good, I had one of those twitter days yesterday where everything came together in a fashion I found intellectually stimulating. Here’s a brief account of that:...
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Some thoughts for Jennifer Weiner about the Times Book Review

September 12, 2013

I had a twitter conversation a couple of days ago with Jennifer Weiner, who spends a lot time banging her drum about the lack of coverage of commercial fiction in the New York Times Book Review. Fairly or not, Weiner tends to upset people with her tone on this issue and also tends to...
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Born From Above

June 24, 2012

The critic D.G. Myers has written a lengthy consideration of What Happened to Sophie Wilder for the July issue of Commentary. The essay is just about everything a writer could hope for in terms of a thoughtful response to his work. It doesn’t hurt that Myers suggests that “What Happened to Sophie Wilder includes...
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An interview with the author

May 18, 2012

I did a brief Q and A with my publisher, Tin House Books, about my new novel, What Happened to Sophie Wilder, which is coming out in a few weeks. Here it is. (For information on how to buy the book, go here.) TH: The two main characters in What Happened to Sophie Wilder...
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WHTSW is coming soon

May 10, 2012

It’s now just about a month until the release of my novel, What Happened to Sophie Wilder. Finished copies just arrived in the mail from Tin House Books, and they look beautiful. Also, the book was included in Vogue’s Spring fiction round-up, which said that it “deftly renders the competing impulses—creative, intellectual, emotional—of young writers...
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Publisher’s Weekly

April 10, 2012

The first pre-publication review of What Happened to Sophie Wilder is out, and it can be found here. It says some nice things about the book, including calling it “a thoughtful journey about the place of intellectual curiosity in relation to faith, friendship, and love.” It also calls me “smart,” or at least, “smart...
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