We’ve made it to the third week of 2018. How are you doing with your bookish resolutions? Are you participating in any New Year’s reading challenges? Here are a few on our radar:
If one of your challenges is to read a great debut novel this year, you’re going to like this week’s interview. I’m talking to Xhenet Aliu, author of the debut novel, Brass. The book that we’re discussing this week doesn’t go on sale until January 23rd, but it’s already debuted on numerous “must-read” lists. The Millions listed Brass as one of their “Most Anticipated Books of 2018.” Elle magazine named it one of their “21 Best Books of 2018.” And the list goes on.
The book’s author, Xhenet Aliu, lives in Athens, Georgia. I asked her why she set Brass in her hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut.
I’m pleased to announce that we will be posting a bonus episode of Literary Atlanta next week. I spoke to Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. We talked about her new memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist. We’ll be releasing that episode next Monday, Jan. 22nd in advance of her appearance that night at the Carter Center.
Books Mentioned in This Episode