Indie Next List Interview

12 Feb

Jewell Parker Rhodes on Spring Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Ghost Boys”

A 12-year-old boy is killed by police while holding a toy gun in Jewell Parker Rhodes’ new novel, which combines history and fiction to tell a story that explores how black children are seen in society. 

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16 Jan

A Q&A With Francisco Cantú, Author of February’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

Former U.S. Border Patrol Agent Francisco Cantú’s debut, The Line Becomes a River, is indie booksellers’ number-one title for the February Indie Next List.

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03 Jan
The Hazel Wood

Melissa Albert on Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Hazel Wood”

Author Melissa Albert’s contemporary young adult fantasy novel explores the realm of dark fairy tales. 

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19 Dec

A Q&A With Chloe Benjamin, Author of January’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

According to Erika VanDam, owner of Chicago’s RoscoeBooks, “if there’s any justice in bookselling,” then The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin “will find the massive audience it so deserves.”

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29 Nov
Future Home cover

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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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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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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31 Aug

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen on Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse”

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen, has been chosen by independent booksellers as a top pick for the Autumn Kids’ Indie Next List.

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21 Aug

A Q&A With Gabriel Tallent, Author of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for September

Booksellers have chosen debut novel My Absolute Darling (Riverhead Books) by Gabriel Tallent as the #1 Indie Next List pick for September, which DIESEL’s John Evans has called “a Great American Novel.”

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18 Jul

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

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson, about a graphic novelist who discovers a family secret, is booksellers’ number one-pick for the August Indie Next List.

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05 Jul

Cath Crowley on Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Words in Deep Blue”

Australian author Cath Crowley’s Words in Deep Blue is one of booksellers’ top picks for the Summer 2017 Kids’ Indie Next List.

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27 Jun

A Q&A With Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, Authors of the #1 Indie Next List Pick for July

Booksellers across the U.S. have chosen The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland, an offbeat time travel thriller, as their top pick for the July 2017 Indie Next List.

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23 May

A Q&A With Mackenzi Lee, Author of the #1 Summer Kids’ Indie Next List Pick

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by independent bookseller Mackenzi Lee is “the summer road-trip adventure you’ve been waiting for,” says Marika McCoola of Porter Square Books.

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