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!

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: WRITERS ON FILM MEG WOLITZER TALKS TO MICHAEL MAREN MONDAY JUNE 17TH AT 7PM

Meg Wolitzer will screen TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, the 1983 Oscar winning film starring Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Debra Winger. Following this Michael Maren will talk to her about her latest novel, The Interestings and the influence film has had on her writing career.

WHEN: MONDAY JUNE 17TH 2013 AT 7PM\

FILM: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

WHERE: THE SCREENING ROOM, CROSBY STREET HOTEL, NEW YORK

TICKETS: $40 per person which includes the screening, Michael Maren’s discussion with Meg Wolitzer followed by cocktails and canapes.

For reservations contact the hotel directly on:

T: 212 226 6400

E: events@crosbystreethotel.com

The Interestings author Meg Wolitzer gives a shout-out to Riverhead publisher!

In the acknowledgments to your book, you call Riverhead’s Geoffrey Kloske an “excellent and, yes, feminist publisher.” What did you mean by that?

VIDA had done a series about the number of women writers published at the various companies, and Riverhead came out very well. And it’s not just that. Looking at what they’ve published over the years, he publishes important work by excellent women and really supports it. He cares.

From Meg Wolitzer’s Atlantic Wire interview, to read the whole interview, click here.

rachelfershleiser
rachelfershleiser:

Meg Wolitzer is flawless. Her conversation with Jami last night was hilarious, inspiring, and infuriating in all the right ways. (“Tell me again how you totally care about women’s stories cause you read Joan Didion….”)
Also discussed: collaborating with musicians, women running through fields of wheat, Bookscan numbers, talent, Long Island, the first 80 pages, Anthony Weiner.
What I’m saying is, buy The Interestings. And go see this amazing writer anytime and anywhere she speaks.

WOW what an endorsement! 

rachelfershleiser:

Meg Wolitzer is flawless. Her conversation with Jami last night was hilarious, inspiring, and infuriating in all the right ways. (“Tell me again how you totally care about women’s stories cause you read Joan Didion….”)

Also discussed: collaborating with musicians, women running through fields of wheat, Bookscan numbers, talent, Long Island, the first 80 pages, Anthony Weiner.

What I’m saying is, buy The Interestings. And go see this amazing writer anytime and anywhere she speaks.

WOW what an endorsement! 

bookavore
bookavore:

BLIND ITEM REVEALED: The book I was so engrossed in yesterday and which caused me to eat an entire bag of chips without realizing was The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer. There are a lot of things to say about this book, and smarter people than me are going to say them, so I will just note that I loved it and very highly recommend it to pretty much everybody I know.
Throw this on the feminist book club pile as well. God, that’s a lot of feminist books in a row. I’m going to go root through Martin Amis’s backlist and cleanse my palate.

We think “so good I accidentally ate a whole bag of chips” is pretty selling endorsement! 

bookavore:

BLIND ITEM REVEALED: The book I was so engrossed in yesterday and which caused me to eat an entire bag of chips without realizing was The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer. There are a lot of things to say about this book, and smarter people than me are going to say them, so I will just note that I loved it and very highly recommend it to pretty much everybody I know.

Throw this on the feminist book club pile as well. God, that’s a lot of feminist books in a row. I’m going to go root through Martin Amis’s backlist and cleanse my palate.

We think “so good I accidentally ate a whole bag of chips” is pretty selling endorsement! 

Entertainment Weekly on Meg Wolitzer’s THE INTERESTINGS

“A victory … The Interestings secures Wolitzer’s place among the best novelists of her generation… . She’s every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ones. This isn’t women’s fiction. It’s everyone’s.”—Entertainment Weekly (A)