Editor joy! Little, Brown editor Allie Sommer holds up one of the first finished copies of California by italicsmine.
This book is really, really good. I’ve thought about it every day since I read it.
AHHHHH!!!!! It looks beautiful! Also, isn’t my editor Allie just so adorable and elegant?
We are in love with this book, naturally. Go pre-order a copy, because we want to discuss it with you all STAT.
The Vacationers is out today! Thank you for publishing it, @riverheadbooks! Everyone please go buy three copies! Thank you!
You guys! Emma is magic. Go buy this STAT.
"8. Bio mentions Pushcart Prize nomination"
I mean. Electric Literature is killing it.
The “Are you a feminist?” test is most often administered to young, female celebrities who have dared to challenge stereotypes or allude to their beliefs in gender equality. Interviewers never ask this question of male celebrities, and they rarely ask it of older women. And in the context of mainstream media, “Are you a feminist?” is not movement-building. It’s a trap. If young women say yes, tabloids and conservative pundits are quick to decry their perceived radicalism. And if they say no, they’ve got the feminist police to deal with. Usually, they take a middle ground: They decline the label but say a bunch of other smart things that make clear they’re quite aware of gender inequality and the need to remedy it.
If you are about to fall to the ground like a frail creature in need of smelling salts, you owe it to yourself to at least say something fantastically vicious beforehand.
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi