In other news, I wrote an op-ed about the assault on reproductive rights for The Nation as well as an essay for their Spring Books issue on border walls, immigrant flows, speculative fiction, and John Lanchester’s new novel, The Wall.
I’m wrapping up my book tour this week with a stop in Minneapolis for the Loft Literary Wordplay Festival, where I will be in conversation with Tommy Orange, moderated by Joseph Farag. I still have a few events on my calendar, but for the most part I’m done for this spring.
I really enjoyed talking about The Other Americans to audiences across the country and getting to hear their perspectives on it. If you’re curious about the book and would like to know more, you can find interviews with me in The Nation and Guernica.
I also did a video interview with the Los Angeles Times at the Festival of Books last month, a radio interview with Maggie Downs and Tod Goldberg on their KCOD show Open Book , and an audio interview with Pamela Paul for The New York TimesBook Review podcast.
Friends! Those of you who enjoy listening to audiobooks are in for a treat. Penguin Random House released a fantastic audio version for The Other Americans, with a cast of nine actors voicing the nine different narrators! You can listen to samples from the audio book here. And here is information about where you can buy it.
I’m back in Los Angeles after a wonderful couple of weeks on tour, during which I got to meet family, friends, and readers. It was such a treat to talk about The Other Americans with audiences in Boston, DC, New York, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. So thank you to everyone who came out to the events!
Also last month, while I was dashing out of my hotel room to catch a train, I found out that the Today Show had featured The Other Americans in a segment on book clubs! Isaac Fitzgerald recommended the novel and Alejandra Ramos suggested a menu to match it. You can watch the segment here. And please tell your book club about it!
Photo: Laura Van DenBerg, Lauren Groff, Min Jin Lee, and me after my event at Harvard Bookstore last month.