October 29, 2013
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June 15, 2013
I'm living in the South of France working on the third novel.
Staying in an actual house, not under a bridge like the last time I lived in Europe.
How's summer going in the Panopticon?
June 15, 2013
My second novel Be Safe I Love You, about war, family and holy minimalism, will be out from Simon and Schuster (and Virago/Little Brown in the UK) this April.
Here's a brief summary my lovely editor wrote:
Returning to her upstate New York hometown after serving in Iraq, Lauren Clay is haunted by (more…)
December 16, 2012
Saner gun laws and better mental health services would no doubt help our country. But the unifying problem—the one that is wholly missing from this discourse— (more…)
October 11, 2012
Good evening. I’m honored to speak with you about violence. And the thing I want to tell you most is (more…)
July 12, 2012
A few months ago I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of Chris Cleave's new novel Gold. Cleave is the author of two other books that I greatly admire, Little Bee and Incendiary, brilliant, compassionate, and politically significant novels that have become best sellers. It seems in many ways Cleave has achieved the impossible, making (more…)
July 5, 2012
My Uncle Frank drove in from Ithaca and told a story about being drunk in (more…)
April 27, 2012
Our mission is to document and analyze how sexualized violence is used as a tool of war—inherent in that is advocating against it. Women Under Siege’s founder, Gloria Steinem, wanted to ensure that we never again ignore what happened to women in (more…)
April 14, 2012
The questions following were probably the best so far, with one reader asking if I'd intentionally structured So Much Pretty as a heroic epic (yes), and questions about the new novel Be Safe I Love You which I was very happy to talk about.
I'm so grateful for (more…)