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Spring Updates

A few more updates for the spring! I’m thrilled that The Other Americans continues to receive coverage, with new pieces in The National by Ben Ellis and in Middle East Eye by Aida Alami. And Time Magazine named it one of the best fiction books of 2019 so far.

I also talked about The Other Americans to Medaya Ocher and Kate Wolf for the Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour and to Jon Wiener for The Nation‘s Start Making Sense podcast.

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.

Reviews, Interviews, and more.

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 Times Book Review podcast.

In other book-related news, reviews of The Other Americans have appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, the Financial Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and The New York Times.

The Other Americans on Audio

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.

Update: AudioFile has awarded the audio book an Earphones award.

Book Tour, Reviews, Interviews

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!

While I was traveling, reviews of The Other Americans appeared in the Guardian, the Observer, the Seattle Times, and NPR . Profiles appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and Lit Hub. I also did interviews with Electric Literature, the Observer, and KQED Forum.

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: Powell’s marquee.


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