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Dazed, July 21 2014

News, July 22nd, 2014

“The Top 10 American Writers You Need to Read This Year”:

Born in Tehran and raised in California, Khakpour has contributed essays and journalism to publications both “mainstream” and independent, but it’s her dark, funny, piercing novels, Sons and Other Flammable Objects (2007) and this year’s The Last Illusion, which draws on a mix of contemporary history, Iranian myth, and psychology, that make her work feel so new and important.”

Flavorwire, July 16 2014

News, July 17th, 2014

“50 Excellent Fabulist Books Everyone Should Read”

Adult Magazine, July 16 2014

News, July 17th, 2014

Morning After,” feature interview

Barnes & Noble Review, June 2014

News, July 5th, 2014

6 Unlikely Beach Reads

Wall Street Journal, July 3 2014

News, July 5th, 2014

Essay about 2009 Italian book tour in “Traveler’s Tales” section


Gigantic Magazine, July 2014

News, July 5th, 2014

Conversation with John Dermot Woods on fairy tales

New York Times Styles features

News, July 1st, 2014

“Updating the Gold Standard to Platinum” by Marisa Meltzer


Flavorwire’s Best Fiction of 2014 (So Far)

News, July 1st, 2014

The Last Illusion makes Flavorwire’s Top 10! 

New Yorker essay

News, June 18th, 2014

On Pageturner’s “Inspiration Information”

THE LAST ILLUSION Book Tour dates (& other readings)

News, June 18th, 2014

May 14            BK                  PowerHouse Arena (second novel launch party)

May 15            LA                   Vroman’s Pasadena

May 16            SF                   Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park)

May 18            LA                   Book Soup

May 19            Balt.                Friends School event with Julia Fierro

May 20            DC                  B&N Bethesda

May 21            DC                  Busboys & Poets

May 22            NYC                McNally Jackson with Alexander Chee

May 27            LI                    Great Neck Library reading

May 29            BK                  Pete’s Candy Store Reading Series, w/other readers

May 31            NYC                BEA signing, noon

June 9             BK                  Franklin Park Reading Series, w/other readers

June 12           NYC                Behind the Book Series, KGB, w/ other readers

June 25           Boston            Brookline Booksmith, w/Laura van den Berg

June 27           Seattle            Elliott Bay Book Company

June 28           Seattle            Seattle Iranian Festival (2014 featured writer)

July 10            NYC                Asian American Writers Workshop, w/Hamid Rahmanian

July 24            Santa Fe         Collected Works Bookstore

Aug 30            Atlanta             Decatur Book Festival

Sept 18            NY                 Concordia College Reading

Sept 19            Princeton        Princeton University Reading

Sept 21            BK                  Brooklyn Book Festival