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WSJ & Guardian Essays + NYT & Washington Post reviews

Jami wrote an essay on drinking whiskey for the Wall Street Journal and an essay on why Mazie Phillips is her hero for The Guardian. The New York Times called Saint Mazie “lively and new” and The Washington Post says the book, “perfectly captures Mazie’s jazz-age voice.” See more reviews here!

Amazon Spotlight Pick, WSJ, Chicago Tribune and More

Saint Mazie has been chosen by Amazon as the Spotlight Pick for the month of June! There are also some wonderful reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and more. And finally, Jami interviewed Judy Blume for Buzzfeed, was interviewed for The Rumpus and Jezebel, and was profiled for The Millions.

Tumblr Reblog Book Club Pick & New Buzzfeed Essay & More

Saint Mazie has been chosen as the latest Tumblr Reblog Book Club pick! Also read Jami’s latest essay on Buzzfeed. And finally, Saint Mazie appeared on the top summer reading lists for Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Bustle, and The L Magazine!

Book at Bedtime + German publication + NYT Mag essay

Saint Mazie has been selected to be a Book at Bedtime this summer on BBC Radio 4! Also the wonderful publisher of The Middlesteins, Schöffling & Co., will also be publishing Saint Mazie in 2016. And finally, check out Jami’s latest essay in The New York Times Magazine: Track Changes.

Early Buzz for Saint Mazie

Saint Mazie made a few lists in early 2015: The Millions’ The Great 2015 Book Preview & Buzzfeed’s 27 Of The Most Exciting New Books Of 2015. Saint Mazie will be out in June 2015 in both the US and the UK.

New essays online in New York, The Guardian, and Vogue

After finishing Saint Mazie (June 2015), Jami published some new essays and short fiction. Read about lying about being a psychic in New York, living in New Orleans for the winter in The Guardian, and the death of the love letter in Vogue. Bonus short fiction: “Cafe de la Esquina” in The Morning News.

St. Francis College Literary Prize and Fall Events

Jami has been selected to be on the short list for the St. Francis College Literary Prize, an award for mid-career authors. Also, the complete list of fall events has been updated, including a number of Chicago events in support of the Spertus Institute’s One Book One Community program for The Middlesteins.

Paperback Launch and Oprah.com Essay

The Middlesteins paperback is out! Buy it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or at your local independent bookstore. Also, Jami wrote about some life lessons for Oprah.com, which you can read right here.

New Foreign Sales & Essay in NYT Magazine

The Midds has now been sold in Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, France, and The Netherlands, and was published earlier this year in the UK! And check out Jami’s contribution to the NYT Magazine’s Lives column this week: The Unlikely Chef.

L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction

The Midds is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction! Other nominees include Michael Chabon, Ben Fountain, Lauren Groff and Lydia Millet. Here’s the full list of nominees in all categories. Congrats to everyone!