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Lovely NYTBR review of After the Parade

I appreciated everything about this New York Times Book Review review: the thoughtfulness of the Read More


I write in silence, so thinking about a playlist to accompany After the Parade seemed daunting at first, but then it was just really fun. Go here to read about my choices and to listen to my playlist on Spotify.

Interview in Newfound Journal

In which I discuss my belly button phobia, not writing every day, and teaching ESL. Thanks to Karin Cecile Davidson for asking such thoughtful questions. Interview here.

Electric Literature Interview

“The day I received a galley of After the Parade (Scribner 2015), Ostlund’s first novel, Read More

Richard Russo + Me in Conversation: Writers Guild Lit Series!

“Lori Ostlund’s editor asked her to make a list of authors she’d like to write Read More

Profile in the SF Chronicle

“Lori Ostlund is a little tired. Sitting at a small table in Ingleside’s bustling Fog Read More

And an Interview with Kirkus

“You don’t need to know Ostlund’s origins to appreciate the keen realism and legato prose of After the Parade.” Thanks, Megan Labrise at Kirkus, for interviewing me for this Kirkus Feature.

Kirkus: Don’t Overlook After the Parade!

Kirkus Reviews lists 9 books that you shouldn’t overlook, including After the Parade. I so appreciate their support. To see the other 8 titles, go here!

HuffPo Interview

Writing pal Brandi Megan Granett asked me great questions for HuffPo about my thoughts on kindness, our ability to affect the happiness of others, and the importance of teaching in my life. Full interview here.

Interview in Late Night Library

I had so much fun doing this Skype interview with essayist Zhanna Slor a while Read More