Talking Afterland and women in power for Shondaland

I so enjoyed getting to chat over Zoom with Connor Goodwin of Shondaland. We talked journalism, complicating feminist utopias, the art of world-building, and the fairy tale of justice. Connor writes: Set in a near-future that eerily resonates with our present pandemic, Afterland is not only an intriguing thought experiment, but a riveting read. With her ability […]

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Talking Afterland and conspiracy theories for Electric Lit

A conversation between me and writer Jacqueline Alnes is up on Electric Lit! I really enjoyed doing this interview and the nuance and depth of the questions. We talked about the patriarchy, conspiracy theories and adventures in research, driving some of the routes and visiting locales from Salt Lake City to small Colorado towns all […]

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Book Riot calls Afterland a “Timely Dystopia”

Steph Auteri over at Book Riot drew up this list of, as she calls it, books to read while the world is falling apart. The itinerary includes Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah, the comic Bitch Planet, and my forthcoming world-without-men car-chase thriller, Afterland (originally titled Motherland). Steph writes: And because our appetite for these types of novels will […]

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Elle names Afterland a “most anticipated new book of Summer 2020”

Elle put together this great list of books they’re looking forward to in summer 2020. I’m thrilled that they included my forthcoming car-chase-across-America baby, Afterland, alongside books by Akwaeke Emezi, Lit Hub editor Emily Temple, legend David Mitchell, and others. Lauren Puckett writes: In Afterland, the world is run by women. A mysterious pandemic—agh, that word again—has […]

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Broken Monsters is one of Samanatha Irby’s fave books

Comedian Samantha Irby spoke to Vulture about some of her favourite books, and I’m super flattered that Broken Monsters is one of them! There are some other really cool books on the list, including Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, The Oracle Year by Charles Soule, and Stephen King’s The Outsider. Samantha says: Terrifying. Horrifying. So good. I […]

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