I am so excited to show you the cover for my story collection I Know You Know Who I Am, which will publish on February 11, 2020. Many thanks to the totally brilliant John Gall, who has designed many of my favorite covers, for giving this book such a sharp, colorful look.
I Know You Know Who I Am is now available for pre-order in paperback, e-book, and audio formats through your local indie bookstore here.
I edited and rewrote a good amount of the book last fall, and I’m really proud of its final form. Huge thanks to my editor and agent, Victoria and Caroline, for their brilliance and insight and patience.
Some more generous praise has come in, and I really couldn’t be more honored–
“This debut collection has a wisdom and a tapestry of language far beyond the author’s years. Loosely linked unreliable narrators remind us that we might find religion in the most unlikely places — such as the space between a truth and a lie. Kispert is unequivocally a writer to watch.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things
“Engrossing, unsettling, full of characters in search of their place in the world, I Know You Know Who I Am reminds me in the best possible way of the debut collections of Mary Gaitskill and Adam Haslett, in tone and talent and the promise of what will come next.” —David Ebershoff, New York Times bestselling author The Danish Girl and The 19th Wife
“If I could give the characters in Peter Kispert’s expansive, funny, and moving collection the forgiveness and recognition they seek, I would do so whole-heartedly. These unforgettable stories look head on at the spectacles we make of our lives and the impossibility of turning away from them. A talent to watch.” —Danielle Lazarin, author of Back Talk
Some more books I’ve read and loved since last posting, in no particular order: Bunny by Mona Awad, Man & Wife by Katie Chase, Circe by Madeline Miller, Lima :: Limón by Natalie Scepters-Zapico, The Editor by Steven Rowley, The Light Years by Chris Rush, The Rose City by David Ebershoff, The Caregiver by Samuel Park, Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, Certain American States by Catherine Lacey, Writing Your Name On the Glass by Jim Whiteside, Going Dutch by James Gregor, and Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit.
More to come soon. Excited and nervous and stocking my freezer with many pints of cookies & cream Haagen Dazs.