Writers Who Read #37

2 January 2022

No One Is Talking About This
by Patricia Lockwood

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No One Is Talking About This - Patricia Lockwood

  • Marketing: Literary Satire Fiction, Humorous Literary Fiction, Satire Fiction
  • Genre: Present-Day Medium-Form Miniplot
  • Print Pages: 222
  • Word count: 41,144; Avg. wds/sent.: 18.69
  • Reading Level: Grade 8-10; Lexical Density: 44.93
  • Flesch Reading Ease: 68.03

  • POV: She; Person: 3rd; Tense: Past

  • Publish date: February 16, 2021
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Sold By: Penguin / Random House
  • Audio book narr.: Kristen Sieh (4 hrs, 3 mins)

  • Awards: shortlisted for Booker, 1st Novel Prize, Women's Prize
  • About Patricia Lockwood      

  • Childhood in Ft. Wayne, St. Louis, Cincinnati

  • Known primarily for:
  • - Rape Joke (Poem, 2013)
  • - Priestdaddy (Memoir, 2017)
  • - 3 poetry collections (2012, 2014, 2017)

  • Essays / Literary Criticism has appeared in
    London Review of Books, The New Yorker

  • No One... written 2017-2020 mostly on an iPhone

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Writers Who Read: Coming Up

February 6: Klara and the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro (UK, 2021)
March 6: The Plot - Jean Hanff Korelitz (USA, 2021)
April 3: The Promise - Damon Galgut (S. Africa, 2021)
May 1: Intimacies - Katie Kitamura (USA, 2021)
June 5: Crossroads - Jonathan Franzen (USA, 2021)




Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

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