BTW Interviews

17 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gabriela Alemán

Gabriela Alemán’s debut, Poso Wells, is “poised to have a longstanding impression on readers for years to come,” said Rebecca George of Volumes Bookcafe.

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16 Jul
The Incendiaries by RO Kwon

A Q&A With R.O. Kwon, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

John Francisconi, manager of Bank Square Books, said R.O. Kwon’s debut novel, The Incendiaries, “knocked me sideways.”

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09 Jul

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dervla McTiernan

The Ruin is “a compelling story that spans two decades and multiple mysteries and examines the ways that public servants can provide resources for those in need or fail them utterly — or worse,” said Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

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09 Jul
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Cindy Baldwin

In Where the Watermelons Grow, 12-year-old Della struggles with a baby sister who needs to be kept out of trouble, a mother with schizophrenia, and the drought affecting her father’s watermelon farm.

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27 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Melinda Beatty

In Beatty’s middle-grade debut fantasy, Heartseeker, Only Fallow has a secret ability to see lies, a power that forces her from provincial life into the service of a king and court she does not trust.

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25 Jun

July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 491,000+ Customers

The July Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 120 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 5.

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21 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sayaka Murata and Ginny Tapley Takemori

Ely Watson of A Room of One’s Own called Convenience Store Woman “a strong commentary on obsessive work culture” and praised its “calculated, removed prose and unique narrative and characters.”

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19 Jun

A Q&A With Ottessa Moshfegh, Author of July’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Gregory Day of BookPeople calls Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation “one of the most existentially satisfying reads in recent memory.”

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12 Jun

A Q&A With the Author of “Furyborn,” a Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick

Cristina Russell of Books & Books calls Furyborn by Claire Legrand “exactly the kind of ambitious, well-written YA high fantasy that I’ve been looking for.”

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05 Jun

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Chad Sell

“This delightful graphic novel is a game of Dungeons & Dragons, a superhero story, and a kaiju match all in one,” said Destenie Fafard of Cellar Door Books.

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