December 2017

Review in Elle.
"35 Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018" (Bustle).
First-serial excerpt ("She Was Warned") in the new issue of Tin House.
 

 

November 2017

Review by Fiona Maazel in Bookforum.
Profile by Wendy Smith in Publishers Weekly.
"What We're Reading" (Marie Claire)
"5 Novels for Fans of Margaret Atwood" (BookPage)
"30 dystopian novels by and about women" (LitHub)
"The 22 Best New Books of Winter" (PopSugar)
"A Fictional Gilead in the Northwest": review in High Country News.
New interview with Keaton Gaughan on the University of Portland blog.
 

 

October 2017

Starred reviews of RED CLOCKS from Booklist and Library Journal.
Entertainment Weekly's "11 Best First Lines of This Fall's New Books."
Amy Jo Burns calls RED CLOCKS "a reckoning, a warning, and nothing short of a miracle" in "Must Reads for Fall" at Ploughshares.
Samantha Irby (WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE) recommends RED CLOCKS in a Ravishly interview.
 

 

september 2017

RED CLOCKS is one of the prizes in a feminist book sweepstakes organized by Little, Brown and Running Press.

I'll be moderating a Wordstock panel on obsession, ambition, and being lost, with novelists Jessie Chaffee (FLORENCE IN ECSTASY), Gabe Habash (STEPHEN FLORIDA), and Meg Howrey (THE WANDERERS), November 11, 2017, Portland, OR, time/venue TBA.

I'll be teaching a three-day intensive workshop on the novel at the Tin House Winter Workshop, held at the literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel on the Oregon coast, March 2-5, 2018.

I'll be a visiting writer at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, June 17-24, 2018.
 

 

August 2017

"25 Must-Read Books," Fall 2017 (PopSugar).

I'm lucky to have blurbs on RED CLOCKS from Emily Fridlund, Kelly Link, Maggie Nelson, Alissa Nutting, Christine Schutt, and Lidia Yuknavitch. Grateful to these spectacular writers for their generosity.
 

 

june 2017

"Top 10 Literary Fiction," Fall 2017 (Publishers Weekly).

RED CLOCKS at Book Expo 2017: "Among the books at the show being compared to THE HANDMAID'S TALE (and there were a few), one stood out: Leni Zumas’s RED CLOCKS. Lee Boudreaux, who is publishing the debut [sic] novel through her eponymous imprint at Little, Brown, in January, said the book, set in an America where abortion is illegal, is about what it means to be a mother."   —Publishers Weekly