Author Archive: Carolyn Kelly

Carolyn Kelly is currently an intern for Booklist. A senior at Princeton University, she is studying English. When she isn’t reading a wide array of literature to try and decide what work to write about for her undergraduate thesis, she can be found trying to win tickets in the Hamilton lottery.

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Book Trailer Thursday: Bed-Stuy Is Burning

In the book trailer for Brian Platzer’s debut Bed-Stuy Is Burning (Atria/Simon & Schuster), violence simmers at the edges of a neighborhood: a park bench, a sidewalk, and an artist’s studio provide a setting for anxieties and tensions unleashed. Platzer’s novel unfolds over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, when emotions are running […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Sherman Alexie Talks about YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

This week on Well Read, award-winning prose writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. The book traces his life story from birth, through his escape from the reservation and its traumatic legacies, to his groundbreaking writing […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Party

The book trailer for Robyn Harding’s new domestic drama The Party (Simon & Schuster/Scout) gives tantalizing glimpses into the crisis that arises when Hannah Sanders’ sweet-sixteenth goes sour. A tragic turn to the party at the Sanders’ house will reveal the secrets behind the wealthy family’s superficial perfection—no matter how badly Hannah’s mother wants to pretend […]

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