In 2016, I am especially excited for Han Kang’s The Vegetarian (Hogarth, February 2),
Álvaro Enrigue’s Sudden Death (Riverhead, February 9),
and Samantha Hunt’s Mr. Splitfoot (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, January 5).
These books all come out in early 2016 and they will make sure the year starts off brilliant and weird.
Laura van den Berg earned her M.F.A. at Emerson College. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009), was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth (FSG, 2013) was named a “Best Book of 2013” by over a dozen venues. Her first novel, Find Me (FSG, February 2015) has received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal. The recipient of a 2014 O. Henry Award and The Bard Fiction Prize, Laura is a Writer-in-Residence at Bard College.
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