BTW Interviews

29 Nov
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A Q&A With Louise Erdrich, Author of the December #1 Indie Next List Pick

Future Home of the Living God, the new dystopian novel by National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich, is booksellers’ number-one pick for the December Indie Next List.

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28 Nov

A Q&A With John Green, Author of the #1 Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

Author John Green talks about book recommendations he’s received from indie bookstores, where he first heard the phrase “turtles all the way down,” and the difficulty of finding words to describe pain.

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17 Oct
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A Q&A With Megan Hunter, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers have chosen the dystopic debut novel The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (Grove Press) as their November #1 Indie Next List pick.

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13 Oct

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Nic Stone

Nic Stone is the author of Dear Martin, a Summer/Fall Indies Introduce pick for young adults that follows Justyce McAllister as he explores his feelings on race through letters to Martin Luther King Jr.

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11 Oct

Jessica Townsend on Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Nevermoor”

Independent booksellers across the nation have chosen Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow as a top pick for the Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

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28 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jeannie Vanasco

Jeannie Vanasco’s The Glass Eye is “an absolutely beautiful exploration of family, grief, memory, and madness,” said Jamie Thomas of Women & Children First.

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28 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Karina Yan Glaser

Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl Book Shop has called Karina Yan Glaser’s middle-grade debut, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, “heartbreaking and hopeful at every turn.”

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25 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Jake Burt

Jake Burt’s Greetings From Witness Protection! “is a funny, entertaining, and original story about family, friendship, identity, and starting over,” said Lauren Savage of The Reading Bug.

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19 Sep

An Indies Introduce Q&A With Margaret Rogerson

Margaret Rogerson is the author of the Indies Introduce young adult debut An Enchantment of Ravens, in which fairies rely on humans for craft work in exchange for enchantments.

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14 Sep

A Q&A With Carmen Maria Machado, Author of October’s Top Indie Next List Pick

Booksellers have chosen Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, as the #1 Indie Next List pick for October.

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