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April 18, 2014

Win’s Acronym & a Few Notes on My Book Tour

I’ve been on book tour for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and indeed, I’m still on book tour! Come see me at an event if you have an evening.


Many amazing things have happened to me on this book tour, and when I have a moment to catch my breath, I plan to write about a few of them. I think of the many babies in baskets I have encountered (and the one cat in a basket), the spectacular islands of Washington, the Fikry-reading Sasquatch in Anacortes, etc...

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Published on April 18, 2014 19:44 • 86 views

March 29, 2014

Audie Cornish interviewed me about The Storied Life of A.J. Fikryfor All Things Considered. She issimplya wonderful interviewer and she (and her producerJustine Kenin) could not have been kinder to me or the book. Also over at NPR, they’re asking people to name the three books that define them. You can tweet or tumblr it, using #my3books. Mine areCharlotte’s Web,Then We Came to the End, andSong of Solomon.But really, if you asked me on a different day, you’d probably get a different answer.


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Published on March 29, 2014 13:43 • 80 views

March 21, 2014

It has been a busy, fun couple of months. I’ve been writing books for a while (10 years since I sold my first novel!) and I’ll tell you, there have been many months in my career that have been less busy and less fun. This is to say, I appreciate the busy, fun times quite a lot.


I went to ABA Winter Institute in January. When I arrived at the Seattle airport, there were posters for The Storied Life of A.J. Fikryin the Hudson Bookstores!


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My publisher Algonquin and Litographs, a company whose prod...

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Published on March 21, 2014 11:00 • 61 views

March 7, 2014


Snazzy set of UK bookmarks for Fikry. For those who have already read the book: I can’t help noticing how many of the quotes are Lambiase’s!


Tagged: aj fikry, ajfikry, collected works of aj fikry, collectedworks
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Published on March 07, 2014 10:40 • 42 views

March 6, 2014

I am less interested than once I was. I suspect this is because when I was beginning to write books, I was always looking for signs that I was on the right track. The more books I’ve written, the more confidence I have that the length of the book will be revealed by the story itself.

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Published on March 06, 2014 22:53 • 20 views


Scale model of the Grand Budapest Hotel at the Arclight.

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Published on March 06, 2014 21:27 • 53 views

February 27, 2014


The lobby of my hotel reminds me of @hanscanosa staging Brecht.

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Published on February 27, 2014 21:23 • 12 views


Can you guess that I’m in Toronto visiting my Canadian publisher?

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Published on February 27, 2014 20:36 • 18 views

February 23, 2014

These are my 2014 tour dates. Please come see me or I will be lonely.


The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry


4/1: Vroman’s, Pasadena, CA—launch event


4/2: Warwick’s, La Jolla, CA


4/3: Chaucer’s, Santa Barbara, CA


4/7: Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle WA


4/8: Stock signings: University Bookstore, Seattle; Snow Goose Book Store, Stanwood; Evening event: Village Books, Bellingham, WA


4/9: Stock signings: Griffin Bay Books, Friday Harbor; Darvills Books, Eastsound; Evening event: Watermark Books, Anacortes, WA


4/11: Mysterious Galaxy Booksto...

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Published on February 23, 2014 10:47 • 80 views

January 17, 2014

Guess what? I have a book out in April, and it has three English language covers, and I love them all differently.


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This is America. When I look at this cover, I think she has seen deep into my very soul. No one understands me like this cover. We are soulmates. I’d marry her, if she’d have me. This cover is by the talented Anne Winslow.


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This is UK. I love her like I love really good pens and adorable, overpriced stationery products, and coffee table books. I want to go shopping with her. I want...

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Published on January 17, 2014 12:20 • 98 views