The Era of Not Quite is "brilliant," according to Lev Grossman, New York Times best-selling author (The Magicians; The Magician King) and book critic for TIME magazine. The mention of Douglas Watson's new debut fiction collection comes from a recent Barnes & Noble interview with Grossman and Elliot Holt, both judges for this year's ninth annual Tournament of Books, presented by Nook and Barnes & Noble. In the interview led by novelist and Tournament of Books co-founder Rosecrans Baldwin, Grossman and Holt discuss the state of fiction today, while also commenting on literary criticism and little-known publishers, titles, and authors which deserve more attention. "There’s incredible stuff happening in fantasy and science fiction, particularly fantasy right now, that the wider literary world knows little of," says Grossman of the need for more attention on independent publishing."When I see a fuss being made over writers like me or Karen Russell, who write fantasy that’s published by mainstream literary publishers, my first thought is, great! And my second thought is, there are so many great writers doing similar work who don’t get this kind of coverage... Likewise I just read a story collection called The Era of Not Quite, by Douglas Watson. It was brilliant." Click here to read the full-length B&N interview. Be one of the first to own The Era of Not Quite - pre-order your copy today, and receive it within a week!
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