BTW Interviews

21 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Mary Winn Heider

“This madcap adventure is possibly the zaniest I have ever encountered,” said Katie McGinley of Wild Rumpus about Heider’s debut, The Mortification of Fovea Munson.

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18 May
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A Q&A With Tommy Orange, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

There There by Tommy Orange, June’s number-one Indie Next List title, is “the kind of book that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go,” according to Heather Weldon of Changing Hands Bookstore.

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16 May

Adrienne Young on Summer 2018 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Sky in the Deep”

Sky in the Deep is the YA fantasy I’ve been waiting for,” said Sarah Green of Vero Beach Book Center in praise of Adrienne Young’s debut novel, a top pick by booksellers for the Summer Kids’ Indie Next List.

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14 May

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Matilda Woods

Matilda Woodsmiddle grade debut, The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker, “reads like a newly discovered folktale that, once found, becomes essential,” said Sam Miller of Carmichael’s Bookstore.

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24 Apr
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A Q&A With Jamel Brinkley, Author of May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

A Lucky Man, Jamel Brinkley’s debut story collection, “marks the arrival of a brilliant new voice in contemporary fiction,” said Jason Foose of Changing Hands Bookstore.

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16 Mar

Christine Mangan on April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick, “Tangerine”

Christine Mangan’s debut novel, which explores the darker side of female friendship, “is an absolute stunner,” said Erika VanDam of RoscoeBooks.

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16 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Emily X.R. Pan

“I was stunned by the beautiful and engaging writing in this book; the story consumed me from start to finish,” said Kristen Beverly of Half Price Books about The Astonishing Color of After.

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13 Mar
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Justina Ireland on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Dread Nation”

In Justina Ireland’s new young adult novel, set during a zombie apocalypse in Reconstruction-era America, racial politics intermingle with traditional horror.

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09 Mar

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tami Charles

“All I can say is thank goodness the ’80s are back in fashion, because this gem of a book is best read sitting in front of a TV tray in a recliner,” said Kim Bissell of Broadway Books about Tami Charles’ Like Vanessa.

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28 Feb
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Akwaeke Emezi

“This is a disturbing debut from the mind of a bright star in the firmament of writers,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Bookstore about Akwaeke Emezi’s debut, Freshwater.

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