The Best Things Authors Have Said

By on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 10:01 am

Happy birthday to us! English Kills Review was launched one year ago. To celebrate, we’re looking back over the last year and reflecting on some of the books and authors we’ve written about. Below is a collection of our favorite quotes from author readings:


“Bourgeois novelists are great at making asses of themselves.”

Francesco Pacifico, author of The Story of My Purity
Powerhouse Books, April 13, 2013


“As a young woman, you are always the least important person in a conversation or in the room…to be well read and well educated, and to own the body of a young female person is the most powerful tool as a writer.”

Shani Boianjiu, author of The People of Forever Are Not Afraid
WORD Brooklyn, June 25, 2013


“Novelists always write the novel they want to read,”

Caleb Crain, author of Necessary Errors
McNally Jackson Books, August 13, 2013


“Every really great speech is driven by a narrative,”

Grant Ginder, author of Driver’s Education
Powerhouse Books, January 11, 2013


“There needs to be emotional currency in a sentence. People will react to that.”

Mitchell Jackson, author of The Residue Years
Greenlight Bookstore, August 21, 2013




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