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The 2019 Writers in Residence

 

After reading over fifty applications, forming two committees, hosting a handful of meetings, and having the difficult discussions readers always have when they have to choose their favorite book, we have reached our decisions.

Porter Square Books is proud to announce our 2019 Writers in Residence:

Writing for young readers: Kathryn Amato

Why In the Distance Should be the Pick of the Year

Cover of In the DistanceThere was a moment near the end (that I won’t spoil for you) when I realized just how special In the Distance is, how much Diaz had played with our expectations, stretched the norms of storytelling, and created something totally unique. It’s a moment when (OK, a tiny spoiler) essentially nothing happens, but the way that nothing happens shows the real depth of Diaz’s novel.

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