Authors in the Press

Our upcoming 2020-2021 season authors are getting a lot of press. We can’t wait to further the discussion about their work!

Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky

A wonderful profile on the poet: https://www.ideastream.org/news/poet-ilya-kaminsky-seeks-hope-and-tenderness-in-dark-times

On turning to poetry to cope with the current times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/books/poetry-poets-recommendations.html

Why you should read Dancing in Odessa as a culinary escape: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/13/the-best-food-books-to-take-you-overseas-while-stuck-at-home

Brit Bennett

Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half New Yorker Review: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/22/brit-bennett-reimagines-the-literature-of-passing

Thread Must-Read book: https://www.mprnews.org/episode/2020/07/06/thread-mustread-the-vanishing-half-by-brit-bennett

The Vanishing Half optioned for HBO series: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2020-06-30/hbo-wins-bidding-war-to-adapt-brit-bennetts-the-vanishing-half-for-tv

Chris McCormick

Reviews of McCormick’s debut novel, The Gimmicks

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/books/review-gimmicks-chris-mccormick.html

Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/chris-mccormick/the-gimmicks/

Washington Independent: http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/index.php/bookreview/the-gimmicks-a-novel

Kao Kalia Yang

Kao Kalia Yang

Has an Essay in the forthcoming A Good Time for the Truth: https://www.startribune.com/next-book-in-the-statewide-book-club-a-collection-of-essays-on-race/571319812/

Recognition for her children’s book, The Shared Room: https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/news-at-4/new-childrens-book-helps-kids-cope-with-grief/89-86fbd4e4-63b3-4cf3-8d54-840a1018e637