Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lily King

Lily King’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour (1999), won the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and a Whiting Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second, The English Teacher (2005), was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award.

Father of the Rain, her third novel, was published last summer and won the New England Book Award for fiction.  It was also a New York Times Editor's Choice, and a Publishers Weekly and Washington Post Best Book of the Year.

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