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May 18th, 2015

Sick: A Memoir has been featured in The New Yorker, Slate, Vogue The Cut, HuffPost, Vice Bitch Media, Women’s Review of Books, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Paper Mag, AV Club, Girlboss.com, Tin House, Pacific Standard, Brooklyn Digest, Brooklyn Fans, Berfrois, The Furious Gazelle, Longreads, and Punctuate, and has made Oprah.com’s Top Books of Summer, The Washington Post’s What Your Favorite Authors are Reading This Summer, The Boston Globe’s 23 of the Most Anticipated Book of 2018, Buzzfeed’s The 33 Most Exciting New Books of 2018, Bustle’s 28 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018 and Best Nonfiction In June, Nylon’s 50 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018 and 46 Great Books to Read This Summer, Electric Literature’s 46 Books to Read By Women of Color in 2018, HuffPost’s 60 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018, Bitch’s 30 Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2018, Refinery29’s Best New Books to Read This Month, AV Club’s 5 Books to Read This June, The Rumpus’s What to Read When 2018 is Just Around the Corner, Esquire.com’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2018 (So Far), Autostraddle’s 65 Feminist & Queer Books to Read in 2018, The Millions’ Most Anticipated: The Great 2018 Book Preview, Vol.1 Brooklyn’s 23 for 2018: A Literary Preview for the Year to Come, Book Riot’s June 2018 Roundup, Fast Company’s June Must-Reads, The Coil’s Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2016, the Times Herald Record’s Summer Reading Roundup, Maine Public’s Summer Reads Roundup, Twin Cities Pioneer Press’ Summer Reads Roundup, Bestselling Books Today’s Roundup, Bookish’s Summer’s 2018 Must-Read Nonfiction, Black Nerd Problems’ Most Anticipated Books of 2018, Library Journal’s Celebrity Book Club, WOCreads’ 10 WOC Reads in June 2018, and Lit Celebrasian’s June Books by Asian Authors.


Khakpour was named one of Buzzfeed’s 32 Essential Asian-American Authors You Need to be Reading.

The Last Illusion made Electric Literature’s Into the Wild: A Look At Feral Children Running Through Recent Fiction

Khakpour and Katherine Dunn were in conversation (by Brian Gresko) for Slice Magazine this winter, reprinted in full for LitHub

The Last Illusion received a great review in The New Indian Express.

The Last Illusion received another great review in Fiction Unbound.

The Last Illusion was on io9.com’s “Mind-Blowing Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Watch Out For in 2015”