Six days

Six days to go until The Incendiaries is released! This is a strange, wonderful ride.

Early, generous reviews are out in the New York Times, New Yorker, and Washington Post, as well as the on-stand issues of Vogue and Marie Claire! Along with other debut writers, I'm on the cover of the upcoming issue of the New York Times Book Review, on stands Sunday. There's also this preview from USA Today.

There's an early excerpt of The Incendiaries in BuzzFeed! It's from close to the beginning of the novel, when the central characters are starting to show up in one another's lives.

In addition, I got to talk about the book with the the Atlantic, Bomb, American Booksellers Association, Goodreads, Refinery29, Rumpus, Fear No Lit, NBC Asian America, and Kollaboration!

WORD Bookstores picked The Incendiaries for its summer read, and what bookseller Hannah Oliver Depp says about the book makes me tear up. Tasting Table selected the novel for its new book club, and you can sign up here.

Also, in the past few weeks, The Incendiaries was listed as a most-anticipated book by Goodreads, the Millions, BuzzFeed, Bitch, Refinery29, Lit Hub, Books and Boba, Mother, Paperback Paris, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Oakland Public Library, Berkeleyside, Washington Life, Book Riot, Lit Celebrasian, and Brit+Co. Emily Nemens, the new Paris Review editor, shouted out the book in this Vanity Fair interview. There's also this bit in Le Cosmopolite, in Italian!

I contributed a "letter in the mail" to the Rumpus this month, and they're holding a giveaway of signed copies of The Incendiaries.

Wildly, wildly grateful.

R.O. Kwon