I’m thrilled to share these very kind reviews of I Know You Know Who I Am, in Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist. Also flattering to see the book make lists, like this great one of most anticipated 2020 books at Read It Forward, 12 best books of 2020 at Elle Magazine, and best LGBT books that’ll change the literary landscape in 2020 at Oprah Magazine. If you’re so inclined, I’d love if you would pre-order from your local independent bookstore here.
I’m currently teaching a workshop at Catapult and really enjoying the class and students and their great work. What a true honor and pleasure.
At American Short Fiction, I interviewed Danielle Lazarin, author of the brilliant story collection Back Talk.
I’ve been deep in some stories and essays the past few months but mostly, amazingly, the novel, which has really started to take shape. Can’t say too much about the project just yet, but I took a few weeks off work to make headway, which has — also amazingly — yielded some (I think!) strong pages.
In other somewhat obnoxious I-can’t-talk-about-it-yet updates, I got some incredible news last week that I’m over the moon about. Excited for it, and to share that when I can.
Finally, an incomplete list of books I recently loved and that you likely will too: the essay collection Here for It by R. Eric Thomas (out in Feb), the story collection You Will Never Be Forgotten by Mary South (out in March!), Women and Honor by Adrienne Rich (an essay, but including here), In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado, Black Light by Kimberly King Parsons, We Love Anderson Cooper by R. L. Maizes, and The Illness Lesson by Clare Beams, who I will be interviewing (about her recently Bard Fiction Prize-winning collection We Show What We Have Learned) for American Short Fiction!