“Don’t trap yourself into false models of production and worth.” —Edgar Kunz, author of Fixer
“Finish the draft. Nothing else matters.” —Sarah Rose Etter, author of Ripe
“Writing this book forced me to deal with, and face, some parts of my personality that haven’t served me.” —Kwame Alexander, author of Why Fathers Cry at Night: A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances
Luis Alberto Urrea always knew his mother had a story; he just didn’t know how to tell it. But in researching his new novel, Good Night, Irene, he gained a deeper understanding of the person she was and the happy ending she deserved.
In The Furrows, Namwali Serpell draws readers into the roiling nature of grief in a powerful narrative that explores memory, loss, and Black identity without resting on what she calls the “meaningless platitude” that art promotes empathy.
“I will miss thinking about Joan and her world every second of every day.” —Weike Wang, author of Joan Is Okay
“Everything fell out of me in five intense sleepless weeks.” —Xavier Navarro Aquino, author of Velorio
“If you feel that the story is good and that it needs to be read, then keep at it until you’re happy with it.” —Obed Silva, author of The Death of My Father the Pope
“I wanted to articulate and be honest to the emotion of grief.” —Eugene Lim, author of Search History
The author of The Devoted searches for the unexpected door in her fiction.