September 2014 events

9/7 4:15, Slice Magazine Literary Writers’ Conference, “Literary Quirks” panel with Justin Taylor, Kseniya Melnik, Robin Black

9/13 6pm: Center for Fiction’s LitCrawl Event with Mitchell Jackson, Gabriel Roth, and Elissa Schappell

9/16 4:30: Fall for the Book Festival reading, George Mason University, VA

9/17 7:00pm: Mixer Reading Series at CakeShop NYC with Lev Grossman, Dia Felix, Tobias Caroll

9/18 7:00pm, Concordia College, NY reading for the Books+Coffee series

9/19 6:00pm: Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts reading series, Labyrinth Books

9/21 3:00pm : Brooklyn Book Festival, Borough Hall Media Room, “Subverting Expectations,” with Mario Bellatin and Dorthe Nors and moderated by Rob Spillman

Dazed, July 21 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

“50 Excellent Fabulist Books Everyone Should Read”

Adult Magazine, July 16 2014

Morning After,” feature interview

Barnes & Noble Review, June 2014

6 Unlikely Beach Reads

Wall Street Journal, July 3 2014

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


Gigantic Magazine, July 2014

Conversation with John Dermot Woods on fairy tales

New York Times Styles features

“Updating the Gold Standard to Platinum” by Marisa Meltzer


Flavorwire’s Best Fiction of 2014 (So Far)

The Last Illusion makes Flavorwire’s Top 10! 

New Yorker essay

On Pageturner’s “Inspiration Information”