What a month it's been. I was profiled in the New York Times as a summer writer to watch! I was also interviewed by Entertainment Weekly and the New Delta Review.

I interviewed Aja Gabel about her novel, The Ensemble, in Zyzzyva.

The Incendiaries will be published in the U.K. with Virago/Little Brown, and the editor is Ailah Ahmed! The book is an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce pick, and it was featured as one of Goodreads's "hottest summer books." Plus, it was named a most-anticipated book by, more or less in chronological order: Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Vanity Fair, Bustle, Book Riot, Time, Nylon, iBooks, BookBub, amNewYork, Paperback Paris, ThoughtCatalog, Village Voice, New York Magazine's Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, MyDomaine, again in BookBub, and Lit Hub.

In addition, the Paris Review recommended the book!  KQED said the 7/31 San Francisco book launch at Green Apple Books on the Park will be one of "five literary events to make your summer sizzle," and Bustle included The Incendiaries in a wonderful piece about cults.

More thankful than I can say.

R.O. Kwon