Representing some of the country’s most compelling authors and academics for speeches, lectures, and readings
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Praise for American Mother
Artfully structured and delivered with propulsive intensity and heart.
Pico Iyer, author of The Art of Stillness
Praise for The Princess of Las Vegas
A wonderful book….I absolutely could not put it down.
Anne Lamott, New York Times best-selling author of Bird by Bird
Praise for Memory Piece: A Novel
Dazzlingly inventive and knowing, Memory Piece is a bold and affecting novel about resistance, solidarity, and friendship.
Dana Spiotta, National Book Award finalist and author of Eat the Document
Praise for The Morningside
A multifaceted gift of a novel that only Téa Obreht could conjure onto paper.
Karen Russell, author of Orange World and Other Stories
Praise for An American Dreamer
Brilliantly reported and staggeringly important, An American Dreamer delivers a gripping story that is as illuminating and poignant as it is a punch in the gut.
Beth Macy, New York Times bestselling author of Dopesick
Praise for Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education
Captivating….Eye-opening and heartrending, [CLASS] will provide succor for readers who’ve faced similar hardships and essential education for anyone who hasn’t. It’s another stirring personal history from one of the foremost chroniclers of 21st-century economic anxiety.
Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Let Us Descend
Annis’s story, told in Ward’s musical prose, is nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.
Praise for Remember Us
[Woodson’s] ability to evoke time and place is masterful; every word feels perfectly chosen… An exquisitely wrought story of self and community.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Praise for Brooklyn Crime Novel
[T]he momentum in the book, a social mystery hurtling toward its personal, silent solutions, never flags…I’ve read it twice and I’ll read it again.
Greil Marcus, award-winning author and critic
Praise for The Unsettled
Expansive and explosive, this beauty of a novel showcases Ayana Mathis’s grace on the page, as writer, as storyteller. A book to be read and re-read.
Jesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award-winning author of Let Us Descend
Praise for Fly The Big Book of Basketball Fashion
In Fly, Jackson does more than compile a basketball/fashion lookbook, and it’s more than a timeline and a history. To me, what he explores is the evergreen push to remind people that the talented are more than their talents. That there’s a burning creativity and a relentless desire to express onself, not as a highlight but as a human.