Aug 19, 2021
New York Times bestselling author, Jason Mott, took a timeout to talk with me about the high-wire act of building Hell of a Book, talking about race in America, and NOT working with Brad Pitt.
Jason is the author of The Returned, a New York Times bestseller that was turned into a TV series that ran for two seasons.
His fourth novel is titled Hell of a Book, and is
described as a "... funny and honest [work of fiction] that goes to
the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted
upon Black Americans, and America as a whole."
The book has been named to dozens of "must read" lists for 2021 including Entertainment Weekly, The NY Post, GMA, USA Today, Fortune's 21 Most Anticipated Books Coming out in the Second Half of 2021 and more. Charles Yu, author of National Book Award winner Interior Chinatown called the book, "Playful, searching, raw and necessary..."
Jason has BFA in fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals.
Stay calm and write on ...
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