Indie Next List Interview

22 Oct
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

A Q&A With Carmen Maria Machado, Author of November’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Jason Foose of Changing Hands calls In the Dream House “a daring new kind of memoir that defies boundaries and boldly discards the conventions of genre.”

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17 Sep
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

A Q&A With Jacqueline Woodson, Author of October’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Red at the Bone “packs the emotional punch of an epic in a novella number of pages,” said Kelly Brown of Magic City Books.

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11 Sep
The cover image for Frankly in Love.

David Yoon on Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Frankly in Love”

Frankly in Love is a breathtaking, sit-on-the-floor sobbing, smile-till-your-face-hurts whirlwind of a novel,” said Tildy Banker-Johnson of Belmont Books.

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21 Aug
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

A Q&A With William Kent Krueger, Author of September’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Epic, thrilling, and beautifully written, this is storytelling at its very best,” said The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn’s Renee Barker about This Tender Land.

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23 Jul
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

A Q&A With Colson Whitehead, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

The Nickel Boys is “a mystery and a thriller, a treatise on race and social injustice, and a literary masterpiece all rolled into one,” said Michelle Malonzo of Changing Hands.

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10 Jul

Margaret Rogerson on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “Sorcery of Thorns”

“I hope readers walk away with the message that it’s more important to have an open mind and keep asking questions than it is to know all the answers,” Rogerson told BTW.

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18 Jun
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

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

”Compulsive and psychologically riveting, Three Women reads like a novel,” said Michaela Carter of Peregrine Book Company.

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22 May

A Q&A With Ocean Vuong, Author of June’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous “already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks.

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20 May

Elizabeth Acevedo on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “With the Fire on High”

“The only word I can use to properly describe this book is ‘delicious,’” said Emelie Burl of Hickory Stick Bookshop.

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16 Apr
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

A Q&A With Sarah Blake, Author of May’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Sarah Blake has written a stunning and complex novel that lingers in your mind long after the last page,” said Dana Brigham of Brookline Booksmith about The Guest Book.

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10 Apr
On the Come Up cover image

A Q&A With Angie Thomas, Author of Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “On the Come Up”

“Excellently written and incredibly unputdownable, you will cheer and cry as Bri makes her way!” said Melissa Fox of Watermark Books & Café in Wichita, Kansas.

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19 Mar
I Miss You When I Blink cover

A Q&A With Mary Laura Philpott, Author of April’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

“Through both laughter and tears, readers will exclaim, ‘Yes, yes, this is ME!’ Don’t miss this gem!” said Book Vault’s Nancy Simpson-Brice of the forthcoming memoir-in-essays I Miss You When I Blink.

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01 Mar
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Laurie Halse Anderson on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Top Pick “SHOUT”

Here, Bookselling This Week talks with Anderson about the current conversation surrounding sexual assault in America.

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20 Feb

A Q&A With Taylor Jenkins Reid, Author of March’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Serena Wyckoff of Copperfish Books calls Daisy Jones & The Six “one of my favorite books of 2019 so far!” 

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