The past year has been a whirlwind, and I’m grateful to all of your warm welcomes back into the fold. I’m in the early stages of bringing #30Authors back, but before we get into that, I wanted to share some of the incredible successes our past contributors have had. Many have made bestsellers lists, some have won awards, and a few have made it to the screen. While I’m proud of each and every one of them, I am particularly excited to share the following recent successes. Please join me in congratulating them!
Celeste Ng, 2014 and 2015
Celeste was a breakout star when her novel, Everything You Never Told Me, was picked as an Amazon’s Editor’s Pick of the Year for 2014. Since then, she’s been in nearly every magazine and newspaper. More recently, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington picked up her latest novel, Little Fires Everywhere, for a TV series. Both will star in and produce the series, which is absolutely amazing. You can read her review of Bellweather Rhapsody from 2014.
Stephanie Danler, 2016
Just this week, Stephanie’s book, Sweetbitter, debuted as a television series on Starz and it’s already getting great reviews. Stephanie is one of the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and I’m thrilled to see her splashed all over the Internet these days! In 2016, she was both a contributor and a best book pick by author Priya Parmar. You can read her review of Sleepless Nights, or check out what Priya had to say here.Before they were plucked by @Oprah or for the big and small screens, @smdanler, @jamieford, @pronounced_ing, & @tayari generously shared their favorite books with us through #30Authors. Thanks to all of them and congratulations! Click To Tweet
Jamie Ford, 2014 and 2015
Jamie Ford has joined twice and is, by and far, a fan favorite and sought-after guest reviewer. I consider Jamie a personal friend and am so excited that his book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, has been optioned for a film and will be produced by none other than George Takei. You can read his review of The Swans of Fifth Avenue here.
Tayari Jones, 2014
I’m starting to think that Oprah is snooping on #30Authors because two of her book club picks were #30Authors contributors first (the first being Cynthia Bond, who joined us in 2014). This year, it’s Tayari Jones, who joined in to review Into the Go-Slow that same year. I’m thrilled to see her getting the love and attention she deserves.