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Writers & Lovers (Kobo eBook)

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Writers & Lovers is the highly anticipated new novel following King’s 2014 bestseller Euphoria, which was a New York Times’ Top Ten Book of the Year and sold over 400,000 copies in North America

It was a top ten book of the year in Time, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Vogue, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, and New York, won the Kirkus Prize and New England Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

In writing this book, King sought to write the book she had always wanted to read but could never find—a novel about a woman’s struggle to become an artist. Though books like A Moveable Feast and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man depict a young man’s artistic journey, she had never found such a story from a woman’s perspective. In her words: “Where are the books about a woman clawing her life open like these men, struggling artistically but also financially, emotionally, sexually, and existentially?”

As one of the biggest acquisitions in Grove’s history, Writers & Lovers will be the focus of a huge marketing and publicity campaign including a 20-city author tour, large marketing spend, numerous regional shows including Winter Institute, and major review attention

With its brilliantly observed and psychologically acute exploration of modern relationships and its keen eye for dialogue, Writers & Lovers will appeal to fans of Sally Rooney’s Normal People and Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies, while its depiction of the fraught, messy, and often joyful process of becoming oneself, artistically and emotionally, will attract readers of Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?

Like Stephanie Danler’s bestselling Sweetbitter, Writers & Lovers deftly depicts the exhilarating and chaotic world of the restaurant industry, from its romantic intrigues, petty dramas, and touching moments of connection between server and patron

We have already closed three major subrights deals with Picador in the UK, HarperCollins in Canada, and Blackstone in Grove’s largest audio deal to date

Father of the Rain was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, New York Times Editors’ Choice, O Magazine and Marie Claire summer reading title, Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the New England Book Award for Fiction

The Pleasing Hour (1999) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The English Teacher (2005) was a Chicago Tribune and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and People Critics Choice

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