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Grownup Conversation: Jami Attenberg Talks with Katy Simpson Smith

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When author Jami Attenberg moved from Brooklyn to New Orleans recently, she got to spend more time with writer-pal Katy Simpson Smith (author of Free Men, a Parnassus First Editions Club pick of 2016) — which worked out perfectly for us, because it gave Smith plenty of access to interview Attenberg about her new novel, All Grown Up. Read the rest of this entry »

Katy Simpson Smith Writes Historical Fiction That’s Anything But Boring

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Some people shy away from historical fiction, fearing it will be too heavily laden with ye olden terms to be relatable to modern life. To those people we say, listen up! Here’s a murder mystery wrapped up in personal mystery, with characters so real, you’ll lose yourself in their world without getting a bit distracted by the fact that their story takes place a couple hundred years ago: Free Men by Katy Simpson Smith. Read the rest of this entry »