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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The Brooklyn Institute

April 2, 2012

I’ve got two bits of new writing floating around right now, in the current issues of the London Review of Books and New York Magazine, so this seemed a good time to update this site. I’ve also added my essay about the British novelist Elizabeth Taylor, which ran in the Times Book Review a...
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