Lidia Yuknavitch Lands Deal with Harper Books For Next Two Novels

Lidia Yuknavitch, News, HarperCollins

Harper Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, will publish Lidia Yuknavitch's next two novels: The Small Backs of Children and The Book of Joan.

Publication date: TBD. Or, not soon enough. 

Lidia should be a familiar face to the LitReactor faithful, but for the new people in the crowd, Lidia is the author of the memoir The Chronology of Water, and the novel Dora: A Headcase. She's also an instructor here at the site, teaching some very popular classes. So popular that—true story—someone offered me sexual favors to get a spot in one of the sold-out sessions. 

Chronology plunges a hand in your chest and wraps its fingers around your heart. She has this way of playing with language that just knocks me on my ass. The only reason I haven't read Dora yet is because I feel like I need to read Chronology at least once more before I move on to something new. 

So, if you're not familiar with Lidia's work, now is a good time to get acquainted. And I'm sure I speak for the entire LitReactor community when I say: Good on her. A deal of this magnitude is thrilling, well-deserved, and also, not surprising in the least. 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin May 22, 2014 - 1:25am

Wooooooo Well Done Lidia!

Awesome news, can't wait to read these :)

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines May 22, 2014 - 8:39am

Oh, how happy this makes me. Lidia is my favorite author and serious contender for favorite all time human being. I am thrilled; this means her work will now reach a wider audience. And holy fuck does society need writers like Dr. Lidia. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated May 24, 2014 - 10:22pm

@Rob - Just throwing this out there man buy maybe you should edit that to read

So popular that—true story—someone offered me sexual favors to get a spot in one of the sold-out sessions.  I turned them down, but you get the idea.