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22

Feb

Coming In April: Alif The Unseen, The Paperback

Illustrations. Interviews. A GLOSSARY! This is possibly the best paperback edition of anything, ever. Pre-order it from Amazon, or (preferably!) from your local independent bookstore. 

07

Feb

Monday! Me! Sherman Alexie!

If you’re in Seattle (or its environs) and you’re looking for something to do Monday night (February 11), look no further: Sherman Alexie and I will be at Elliott Bay Books at 7pm for your amusement. (And also to accept our Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards.) I imagine there will be chatting and reading and possibly signing. The event is free, so bring your friends. 

19

Dec

On display at the Tattered Cover in Denver, along with some great company.

On display at the Tattered Cover in Denver, along with some great company.

17

Dec

The Best of the Best List: 2012 Critics’ Top Books - The Daily Beast

Sandwiched between Jess Walter and Dave Eggers? I HAVE ARRIVED!

14

Dec

This was epic. I did a five minute reading from Alif the Unseen for the Center For Fiction’s First Novel Fete…while wearing 6 week old Safeya in a sling. She slept through the whole thing. Thanks to @glory_anne for snapping the pic.

This was epic. I did a five minute reading from Alif the Unseen for the Center For Fiction’s First Novel Fete…while wearing 6 week old Safeya in a sling. She slept through the whole thing. Thanks to @glory_anne for snapping the pic.

13

Dec

The 10 Best Debut Novels of 2012 – Flavorwire

Nice shout-out on Flavorwire. Alif is among good company! 

27

Nov

Alif Makes NYT Notable Books List

This? Awesome. 

100 Notable Books of 2012.

And thanks to alphabetization by title, Alif the Unseen is listed first. Thank you, alphabet. 

And thank you, scions of the internet. The conversations I’ve had online over the years, involving people from the furthest reaches of the planet, have had a profound impact on the writing of this book, which deals in no small part with the new communities we are making for ourselves in this strange post-fictional world. I never imagined a novel as eclectic and wide-ranging as this one, with its genie protagonists and computer allegories and veiled heroines, would get the kind of attention it has gotten. I’m flattered and so so pleased. 

Buy Alif from Indiebound

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19

Nov

Goodreads Choice Awards: Final Round!

Good news, everyone! ALIF THE UNSEEN has made it to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards in the Fantasy category. Please take 30 seconds to vote here