Emma Hooper – Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
This week we feature Emma Hooper’s debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, from Simon & Schuster. Kirkus Reviews describes Hooper’s debut as “a novel of memory and longing and desires too long denied” and calls the ending “sheer poetry, stunning and powerful, multiple short chapters where identities and dreams, longings and memories shift and cling to one character and then another within the ‘long loop of existence.'”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Co-host authors Whitney Otto and Mark Pomeroy discuss Emma Hooper’s debut
Act 3: Amber speaks with Emma about the Suzuki Method, cinnamon buns, Saskatchewan and talking coyotes
“I think readers are amazingly powerful. I think the less you give readers, and this goes for myself as a reader as well, the more their minds will paint a vivid picture.”
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ABOUT OUR ACT 2 CO-HOST AUTHORS:
Whitney Otto is the author of five novels, including Eight Girls Taking Pictures and How To Make an American Quilt, which was a New York Times Best Seller and was adapted into a feature film produced by Steven Spielberg. Her novels have been published in fourteen languages.
Mark Pomeroy is the author of The Brightwood Stillness. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Open Spaces, The Wordstock 10, Portland Magazine, The Oregonian, the Waco Tribune-Herald, and What Teaching Means: Stories from America’s Classrooms. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.