Find us an author who wears a flower in their hair better than the Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures author, and we’ll simply say, “Pssssssh. Nobody pulls that off like Straub.” (via The Most Stylish People in Literature – Flavorwire)
These books are so scorchingly cool that they should come with SPF 500 Slurpee.
New York Magazine recommends books for summer reading, including Riverhead Books titles The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani, and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub. I want to read every book on this list!
Cheeses & their literary counterparts. “Playful, down to Earth and incredibly addictive” Emma Straub = cheese curds and, Junot Diaz is like a manchengo cheese, “famous for its excellence and wide appeal.”
Last night, several Riverheads took the stage at the One Story Debutante Ball, which celebrates emerging writers. See Claire Vaye Watkins being escorted to the stage, then featured with her book, Battleborn. Dan Chaon walks with Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, and Editor Megan Lynch with Manuel Gonzales, author of The Miniature Wife.
Riverhead Books has the honor of publishing incredible fiction by talented female writers from around the world. Head over to our Instagram and leave a comment for a chance to win a collection of novels by Helen Oyeyemi, Meg Wolitzer, Emma Straub, Danielle Evans, Dina Nayeri, Danzy Senna and Catherine Chung.
Nick Hornby and Emma Straub will appear in John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders show at City Winery on October 19th. Get your tickets now!
The two Riverhead authors will appear with The Citizen’s Band, Stephin Merritt, Eugene Mirman, and Aaron Neville. Amazing line-up!
Here’s a link to more information about the event.
Welcome to Clementine’s Weekly Reading Series, where Clem the hedgehog talks about whatever she is currently reading. This week: Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub. Spoilers ahead.
I’m more than halfway through the book so far, and I’m delighted to see that things have taken a very Valley of the Dolls-like turn. Those little multicolored “dolls” have finally made their appearance, and our perfect heroine is eating them up like mealworms. Look, I’m not rooting for her to fail. I may be a bitch, but I’m not a monster. It’s just that the first half of the book was full of good tidings (okay, minus the death within the first 50 pages … and the divorce … and the family shunning…) that I felt it was about time to see the veneer crack a little. I do sympathize with Laura — I’ve had my fair share of rubberneckers waiting for my downfall (Yeah, I’m looking at you Hedgehog Central Forums). But God help me if I don’t love a good mental breakdown. Especially when it happens to someone pretty. If I wanted to read about a normal-looking person fuck up, I’d read a Gary Lutz story.
But yeah, I’m obviously into the book so far. As a hedgehog, I can relate to the fickle nature of Hollywood. We’ve been all the rage lately, but do you think if any of those fair-weather fans adopted one of us, they’d know a thing about caring for ‘hogs? They’re in love with the facade, that’s all. You think for a minute they’d know what to do with Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome or our tendency to defecate when excited? Hell no. God, Laura Lamont: I understand. I understand more than most.
This is obviously my favorite review to date, as it was WRITTEN BY A HEDGEHOG, and COMES WITH A HEDGEHOG GIF.
We are DELIGHTED with this review and and this gif! We are putting in an immediate request for all our books to feature some sort of hedgehog activity.