You now have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the books your book club reads through lively exchanges with your favorite authors. Learn about each author’s personal experiences and what inspires them to write; how it feels to see one’s name on a book cover; what their writing routines are; and much more. It’s the ultimate book club conversation!
From January through June, we’re taking requests for chats with six intriguing authors:
- Kelly Corrigan is the author of three New York Times bestselling books, The Middle Place, Lift, and Glitter and Glue. She has been called “the voice of her generation” by O: The Oprah Magazine and “the poet laureate of the ordinary” by HuffPost.
- Kate Hope Day’s debut novel, If, Then’s production rights were already bought at auction by NBCUniversal. Kate has been an editorial assistant at powerHouse Books in Brooklyn, an associate producer at HBO, and an English professor at various universities. Her PhD dissertation was on the intersection of Victorian literature and science.
- Vanessa Hua’s novel, A River of Stars, was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR, and Real Simple. She is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities.
- Soniah Kamal’s debut novel, An Isolated Incident, was a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and the Karachi Literature Festival–Embassy of France Prize. Her most recent novel, Unmarriageable, is a one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan. Her TEDx Talk is about regrets and second chances. Kamal’s award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Catapult, and Literary Hub.
- Elizabeth Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse, which won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for research nonfiction, as well as two previous novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning. Her current novel, Finding Dorothy, is a richly imagined novel tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the iconic film, through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud.
- Susan Elia MacNeal is the New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mysteries. MacNeal won the Barry Award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Agatha, Left Coast Crime, Dilys, and ITW Thriller awards. Her latest book, The Prisoner in the Castle, is a chilling thriller about a series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II.
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