John Pipkin at BookPeople Tonight!

John Pipkin officially launches his debut novel, Woodsburner, tonight at 7 at BookPeople in Austin. Come on out, Leaguers, and support John!

And in case you missed it, John received a glowing review in the New York Times on Sunday.  My favorite line? “Woodsburner” is, in effect, a wily fictional prequel to “Walden.”

The kudos just keep coming!

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John Pipkin Is on Fire!

woodsburner-coverWell, that made you look, didn’t it? John Pipkin isn’t just our dear departed Writers’ League Executive Director Emeritus. No, he’s lit a fire under book reviewers with his debut novel, Woodsburner, coming next week from Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

The Washington Post just weighed in with a spectacular review. Kirkus ended its starred review with this little gem: “A superb historical fiction as well as a complex and provocative novel of ideas—Pulitzer Prize material.” And Woodsburner is going to be Amazon’s Best of the Month pick for May. More reviews are here.

John’s official book launch party will be at Book People in Austin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. We invite his Austin-area WLT friends to come out and support him and grab a copy of this hot little property. He’ll also be traveling around the country this summer, so check out his upcoming events.