Indie Next List Interview

26 Jul

A Q&A with Emily Habeck, Indies Introduce Author of the August Indie Next List Top Pick “Shark Heart”

“This beautiful and heartbreaking story explores the power of love, grief, and taking those first steps towards moving on,” said Beth Seufer Buss of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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05 Jul

A Q&A with Jon Klassen, Author of July/August Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Skull”

“An oddly delightful and delightfully odd story that is wonderfully drawn and concisely told. Follow our runaway heroine as she happens upon a kindred spirit embodied (or, disembodied) in a skull. Witty, with a dash of dark humor,” said Ernio Hernandez of River Bend Bookshop in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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28 Jun

A Q&A with Michael Finkel, Author of July Indie Next List Top Pick “The Art Thief”

The Art Thief looks into the mind of one of the most successful art thieves in history. It’s a terrific psychological study of a true aesthete, and a look into how he was found and how laws changed after him,” said William Carl of An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts.
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24 May
R.F. Kuang, author of "Yellowface"

A Q&A with R. F. Kuang, Author of June Indie Next List Top Pick “Yellowface”

“Equal parts modern satire, indictment of the publishing industry, and twisted ghost story, R. F. Kuang’s first foray into literary fiction pulls no punches and will have you reading late into the night,” said Abby Bennsky of Old Town Books in Alexandria, Virginia.

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03 May
Brian Selznick, author of "Big Tree"

A Q&A with Brian Selznick, Author of May/June Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Big Tree”

“Through exquisite art and spacious language, Big Tree is told by sibling sycamore seeds making their way in the world. It is captivating, empowering, and impactful; written for a young audience and to be enjoyed by all,” said Meghan Bousquet of Titcomb’s Bookshop in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.

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26 Apr
Emily Henry, author of "Happy Place"

A Q&A With Emily Henry, Author of May Indie Next List Top Pick “Happy Place”

“Emily Henry is the master of the romance novel and Happy Place is her best one yet!” said Robin Limeres of Phoenix Books in Burlington, Vermont.

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29 Mar
Abby Jimenez, author of "Yours Truly"

A Q&A With Abby Jimenez, Author of April Indie Next List Top Pick “Yours Truly”

“Readers will laugh hysterically while simultaneously sobbing from Jimenez’s page-turning plot. From pen pals to partners, the protagonists’ undeniable chemistry brings this story to life,” said Amber Reinhart of Adventures By the Book in San Diego, California.

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01 Mar
The Moth Keeper, by K. O'Nelil

A Q&A with K. O'Neill, Author of March/April Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Moth Keeper”

“A beautiful children’s graphic novel full of wonder, magic, warmth, and a touching story about community, responsibility, and burnout,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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15 Feb
Rebecca Makkai, author of "I Have Some Questions for You"

A Q&A With Rebecca Makkai, Author of March Indie Next List Top Pick “I Have Some Questions for You”

“Rebecca Makkai redefines the campus novel for our current times,” said Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York.

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25 Jan
Grady Hendrix, author of "How To Sell A Haunted House"

A Q&A With Grady Hendrix, Author of February Indie Next List Top Pick “How To Sell A Haunted House”

“Imagine returning to the hometown you couldn’t wait to leave, then staying in a haunted house while you’re there. Now imagine horror, humor, and entirely believable characters,” said Robert Hawthorn of Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books in Mendocino, California.

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11 Jan
Krystal Marquis, author of The Davenports

A Q&A with Krystal Marquis, Indies Introduce Author of the January/February Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “The Davenports”

“Prepare to be captivated, entranced, and inspired by these four memorable young women,” said Kaliisha Cole of Whitelam Books in Reading, Massachusetts.

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04 Jan
Deepti Kapoor, Author of Age of Vice

A Q&A With Deepti Kapoor, Author of January Indie Next List Top Pick “Age of Vice”

“A potent and moving crime drama set in India, Age of Vice takes a magnifying glass to the corruption and violence caused by wealth,” said Bennard Fajardo of Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

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22 Nov
The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

A Q&A With Lily Brooks-Dalton, Author of December Indie Next List Top Pick “The Light Pirate”

“A survivor of a book. In the not-too-distant future, Florida is hurricane central, and Wanda (a hurricane namesake) is in the eye of this story that wraps around you; you’ll hold on for dear life, with everybody else,” said Michelle Bear of Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.

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02 Nov
Jas Hammonds, an Indies Introduce Author of November/December Kids' Indie Next List Top Pick "We Deserve Monuments"

A Q&A with Jas Hammonds, Indies Introduce Author of the November/December Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “We Deserve Monuments”

We Deserve Monuments is an absolute stunner. An intergenerational mystery, a tribute to first love, and one of the best YA books I’ve read in the last decade,” said Nicole Brinkley of Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York.

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26 Oct
Matthew Quick, Author of November Indie Next List Top Pick “We Are The Light"

A Q&A With Matthew Quick, Author of November Indie Next List Top Pick “We Are The Light”

“Matthew Quick scores a perfect 10 in this deeply stirring, gorgeously hopeful novel that shines a brilliant beam on the path out of grief and toward healing,” said Beth Stroh of Viewpoint Books in Columbus, Indiana.

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