BTW Interviews

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Deepak Unnikrishnan

    Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce debut author Deepak Unnikrishnan is the “immensely talented new voice” behind Temporary People, said Hilary Gustafson of Literati Bookstore.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Rebecca Donnelly

    Rebecca Donnelly is the author of the Indies Introduce middle-grade debut How to Stage a Catastrophe, “a story near and dear to my heart,” said Emily Hall of Main Street Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Thi Bui

    “Thi Bui’s graphic memoir is outstanding,” said Penguin Bookshop’s Susan Hans O’Connor about The Best We Could Do, a Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce debut .

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Whitney Gardner

    Whitney Gardner, author of the Indies Introduce young adult debut You’re Welcome, Universe, “has managed to make a very specific and angst-filled story universally appealing and lovable,” said Molly Olivo of Barstons Child’s Play.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Peternelle van Arsdale

    Peternelle van Arsdale is the author of The Beast Is an Animal, an Indies Introduce debut novel for young adults and a Spring Kids’ Indie Next List pick.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dan Egan

    Dan Egan is the author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, “an excellent account of the effects humankind has upon nature,” said Pete Mock of McIntyre’s Books.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Annie Hartnett

    Elvis Babbitt, the main character in Annie Hartnett’s Rabbit Cake, is “funny, smart, surprising, and heartbreaking,” said Susan Hans O’Connor of Penguin Bookshop.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Emily Fridlund

    Here, bookseller Susan Tunis of BookShop West Portal talks with Emily Fridlund, author of the Winter/Spring 2017 Indies Introduce debut novel History of Wolves.

    Mohsin Hamid on Exit West, the #1 Indie Next List Pick for March

    Here, author Mohsin Hamid discusses the inspiration for his latest novel, Exit West, which follows a young couple, Nadia and Saeed, as they leave everything behind to flee their war-torn country.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tricia Levenseller

    Daughter of the Pirate King, Tricia Levenseller’s debut novel for young adults, is “compulsively readable and exciting,” said Indies Introduce panelist Johanna Albrecht of Flyleaf Books.

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