Congratulations to the winner of 2013’s second event raffle*! No seriously, CONGRATULATIONS.
*After many of our events, we set aside a copy of the featured book. Every time you come to an event, you can put your name into the raffle, and then every four months we pick one person to win the whole batch! Yep, we know, it’s awesome.
Tonight I’m interviewing Meg Wolitzer at WORD Brooklyn. Her new novel, The Interestings, is one of my favorite books of the year. It is funny and smart and gorgeous and ambitious and epic and it reads like a dream. Even if you cannot come tonight I recommend you buying this book. You will get lost in it, which is obviously one of the best parts of reading a book.
Did you know she’s written NINE books? How many have you written? I think she knows about a lot of things that we do not know about both as a writer and as a human being, and I, for one, would like to access her brain for a minute or two.
We can’t escape trying to see the future through birds. Too many canaries were deployed to detect gas leaks in coal mines, too many ravens launched from ships to find land — bird anxiety is an essential component of the human predicament.
Random House’s next Open House is on May 3, and features presentations with do-not-miss authors including Lauren Graham, RJ Palacio, J. Courtney Sullivan, Colum McCann and more. We’ll be there with the books; schedule here, tickets here.
Dear Brooklyn: I hope you’ll join me for a super fantastic event at Public Assembly on May 2nd. WORD bookstore is teaming up with Largehearted Lit (aka David John Gutowski) to make this an extra special night. Elissa Schappell will interview me on-stage and there will be a musical guest as well. Tickets and more details can be found at the link.