I'll be reading the new Daniel Woodrell, The Outlaw Album. He's my idol. The way he breaks apart language and phrases and pulls from different regional dialects it feels very exotic to me. And his female characters are so strong, which is frequently an issue in crime fiction. He's the dream. And I'm looking forward to the new Jeffrey Eugenides [The Marriage Plot] and Tom Perrotta [The Leftovers]. Both those guys write big, meaty books that you can't wait to get into.
Abbott's new novel is The End of Everything
Next Téa Obreht