News & Press

Listen to an interview with me about Erik Satie and The Vexations, with Scott Simon on NPR Weekend Edition

“Five Best”: I recommend five biographical novels about fictional artists in the Wall Street Journal 

“Rewriting the ‘Boy Genius’,”  an essay by Lily Meyer for the Atlantic that places The Vexations in a “rich tradition of women writers who complicate the myth of male virtuosity.”

The Vexations named one of “10 July Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down” by O, the Oprah magazine, and one of the Best Summer/Fall 2019 Debuts by Library Journal

Two new essays that relate to my experiences writing The Vexations: “The Ordinary Woman Theory,” in the Paris Review Daily; and “On the Anxiety of Writing Historical Fiction: A User’s Manual” in Lit Hub

Interviews with Pulp, Art Beat on WMUK 102.1, and Deborah Kalb

Debut Author Spotlight article on waiting for “the novel-sized idea,” in Masters Review

“If My Book…” in Monkeybicycle (in which I compare my novel (flatteringly) to a bunch of weeds)

I’m one of five authors interviewed over at Lit Hub (spoiler: my childhood ambition was to play piano in a mall)

The Vexations named one of the Best New Books of the Summer by Southern Living

The Vexations is on Bookriot‘s list of “15 New Historical Fiction Reads to Pack for Your Summer Vacation”

Articles about The Vexations in Pittsburgh City Paper and MLive/Grand Rapids Press

The Vexations included in most-anticipated lists from The Millions, CraftPublishers Lunch, Book Riot, A.V. Club