erin somers

Forthcoming in 2025: the novel Ten Year Affair, based on the short story of the same name

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Novel: Stay Up With Hugo Best

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My Last-Ditch Effort to Become an "Experiences" Person — Bustle

Who’s Afraid of the Internet Novel? — Airmail

A Salty Young Critic Explains Internet Culture, Patiently — The New York Times

"Lives of the Wives" Books Won’t Save Us — Bustle

Washing Up — McSweeney's Quarterly Concern

The Queenmaker — Bustle

Ten Year Affair — Joyland
Featured in Best American Short Stories 2022

The Ghosts of Lorrie Moore — The Nation

Martin Amis Let His Readers in on the Joke — The New Republic

My Wild Weekend at the Philip Roth Festival — Esquire

On the Road With a Grandma Named Pincer — The New York Times

A Higher Plane: The Short Fiction of George Saunders — The Nation

Dolls Gone Wild — Romper

More Jodie Turner-Smith, Please — Bustle

What Will Writers Do Without Twitter? — The Atlantic

Excess and Earnestness at Joan Didion's Estate Sale — Vulture

All of Life: Michelle Tea's Memoir of Pregnancy and Parenting — The Nation

What Joyce Carol Oates Knows About Fame — Bustle

Crazy for You — Bookforum

When it Comes to Giving Birth, What Can Money Buy You? — Romper

Letter of Recommendation: Do Away With Letters of Recommendation — Gawker

Young Women and Their "Unfinished Business" — The New York Times

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon — Jennifer Egan's Worldwide Webs — The Nation

Künstlermania — Gawker

How The Afterparty "Reinvigorated" Dave Franco — GQ

Variations on the Same — Oprah Daily

David Berman, Slacker God — The Paris Review

Waltz — Ecotone

I Love Becky Brady — Tin House

Amazing New Clothing-Delivery Startups — The New Yorker

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"Taut and incisive... tender... Somers is clear—exquisitely, wrenchingly—when
articulating Bloom's lifelongfixation on Best."
New York Times Book Review

"Somers has written her protagonist with a sharp eye for the type of ennui
endemic to a swath of the millennial generation...Somers' deft handling of the
juxtaposition between self-defeating pessimism and the heartfelt need
for human connection would be impressive for any established author; for
a debut, it's a tantalizing promise of incisive works to come."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A zippy debut…June's quick wit keeps the banter flowing over a bizarre
Memorial Day weekend…the millennial and the magnetic celebrity are
surprisingly well suited, two sardonic souls who find themselves
connecting…magnificent…a devilishly fun ride."

"On the surface, Somers' debut is light and breezy, but the narrative is deft,
controlled, and deadly smart.She mines depths out of Hollywood's propensity
to look the other way when beloved men behave badly without a hint of preachiness.
Instead, she's interested in complicity... What could be a straightforward novel about
a young woman and an older man taking mutual advantage of one another is instead a
brilliant study in how rarely we seize opportunities to grow and change for the better — especially
if we're lucky enough to get more than one. An outstanding comedic debut about the deeply
unfunny trials of growing up in and out of the spotlight. Somers is a writer to watch."
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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