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Preview: A conversation with Rob Spillman, author of “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

Rob Spillman has dedicated his life to books. He edited the anthology Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing; he teaches literature all over the world including Queensland University in Brisbane, the Farafina Workshop in Lagos, and the SLS Workshops in St. Petersburg and Nairobi; and he contributes his time and effort to such cultural organizations as Brooklyn Book Festival, Council of Literary Magazines and Small Presses, Narrative4, and PEN....

Preview: A conversation with Emily Giffin about retrospection, maternal instincts and imagination

First Comes Love (Ballantine Books, 400 pp.), Emily’s Giffin’s latest novel, is a drama that centers on the Garland family as they struggle to reconcile a tragedy nearly 15 years after it shattered their almost-idyllic lives in Buckhead. As the anniversary of the event approaches, 30-something sisters Josie and Meredith find themselves at a crossroads… and in one another’s crosshairs, owing to their long-simmering sibling rivalry....