Sophie Gilbert reviews RED CLOCKS in The Atlantic.

I talk to April Baer on NPR's Think Out Loud.

New reviews up at The Rumpus and Willamette Week.

My essay "Maybe There's Nothing Natural About Motherhood" is in The Cut.

New interviews with Powell's Books, Refinery29, and the Reading Glasses podcast.

New readings on the Events schedule!



Naomi Alderman reviews RED CLOCKS in the New York Times.

I talk with Todd Zwillich on The Takeaway (NPR).

RED CLOCKS is recommended in People.

Sarah Marshall interviews me in Cascadia.

RED CLOCKS is recommended in the Feb issue of O Magazine.

I talk with Scott Simon on Weekend Edition Saturday (NPR).

New reviews in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Seattle Times.

RED CLOCKS makes the Books of the Week list (January 15, 2018) at Publishers Weekly.

RED CLOCKS is on the Indie Next list for February 2018.

"The Mender," an excerpt from RED CLOCKS, is up at Lenny Letter.

Dawn Raffel reviews RED CLOCKS at

RED CLOCKS is the pick for first-edition subscription clubs at Powell's, Books Are Magic, Skylight Books, and Odyssey Bookshop.

I talk with David Naimon on Between the Covers.

Interviewed by Deirdre Sugiuchi at Electric Literature & by Amy Wang in The Oregonian.

Ron Charles previews RED CLOCKS on The Takeaway (NPR).

RED CLOCKS in January book previews at The Millions, Entertainment Weekly, Lit Hub, The Riveter, & Vol. 1 Brooklyn.


Weekend Edition Saturday (NPR) reviews RED CLOCKS.

Esquire, Tor, Newsday, & Huffington Post include RED CLOCKS on "Most Anticipated in 2018" roundups.

First line of RED CLOCKS in Poets & Writers: "Page One: Where New & Noteworthy Books Begin."

Review in ELLE.

"35 Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018" (Bustle).

"She Was Warned," an excerpt from RED CLOCKS, is in the new issue of Tin House.


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).

Review in High Country News.

Interview w/ Keaton Gaughan on the U of Portland blog.

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 recommends RED CLOCKS in a Ravishly interview.


RED CLOCKS is one of the prizes in a feminist book sweepstakes from Little, Brown & Running Press.

I'll be moderating a Wordstock panel in November on obsession, ambition, and being lost, with novelists Jessie Chaffee (FLORENCE IN ECSTASY), Gabe Habash (STEPHEN FLORIDA), and Meg Howrey (THE WANDERERS).

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.


"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), June 2017.