And just like that, spring is here. The trees around campus are growing new leaves, bees are flinging themselves into new blooms, classes have resumed in person. I don’t know if this is a new beginning, but it sort of maybe feels like it. So I wanted to pop back in here to share some recent news.
The Other Americans came out in Italy, in a beautiful translation by Andrea Branchi. Thank you to the Italian readers who’ve been posting it about on social media, and especially on Instagram! It’s been great to see the nice notices it’s getting. Special thanks as well to my German and Dutch readers, who’ve been so welcoming of this book.
I also wanted to mention that I’ll be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books later this month, talking fiction with Claire Vaye Watkins and Carol Edgarian. In May, I’ll be at the PEN World Voices festival in New York, moderating a conversation between Sheila Heti and Jennifer Egan, and discussing citizenship and belonging with Aminatta Forna. Then later this summer, I’ll be on the fiction faculty at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Ripton, Vermont. And in the fall, I’ll be traveling to American University, where my book Conditional Citizens is a first-year common read. I hope to see you at one of the events!