Author Spotlight

Sands Hall
SANDS HALL is the author of the novel, Catching Heaven, a Willa Award Finalist for Best Contemporary Fiction, and a Random House Reader’s Circle selection; and of a book of writing essays and exercises, Tools of the Writer’s Craft. She teaches at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, the Community of Writers, Squaw Valley, and is a Teaching Professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Hall lives in Nevada City. She is the author of Flunk. Start
Counterpoint’s Joan Silber wins NBCC Award for Fiction!
Posted on March 15, 2018
Congratulations to Joan Silber, whose novel, IMPROVEMENT, has won the 2017 NBCC Award for Fiction! The NBCC committee called the book, “a dazzlingly inventive and deeply compassionate novel whose multiple storylines reveal shared human moments of love, loss, fate, guilt,... READ MORE
Counterpoint Novel Makes the
National Book Award Longlist!
Posted on September 28, 2017
Congratulations to Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, whose debut novel A Kind of Freedom has been nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction! National Book Award fiction judges Alexander Chee, Dave Eggers, Annie Philbrick, Karolina Waclawiak and Chair Jacqueline Woodson have named A Kind of... READ MORE
Five Questions for Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of A Kind of Freedom
Posted on August 3, 2017
                        What inspired you to write the novel? I noticed a trend in African American communities whereby members of my generation seemed to have fewer opportunities available to them... READ MORE
Upcoming Events
Posted on July 19, 2017
AND YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY by Adrian Shirk Charlottesville, VA:  UVa Bookstore, Virginia Festival of the Book—in conversation with Diana Butler Bass and Karen Wright Marsh—3/22 BLACK SWANS by Eve Babitz New York, NY: New York Public Library—reissue party—4/16 THE... READ MORE