Weekend Words: Dara Horn’s Newest Novel

I blogged about Dara Horn’s novel The World to Come earlier this year and told the author what a brilliant book I thought it was. Dara Horn emailed me back – how nice is that? She told me she is well into writing her third novel scheduled for publication in spring of 2009. Titled All Other Nights, it is about Jewish spies during the American Civil War. Horn has an interview in Esquire magazine about it and there is an excerpt in Granta last year in an issue titled Best of Young American Novelists.

Horn, at age 31, has already won awards including 2006 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, has been chosen as Editor’s Choice by The New York Times Book Review and others, and is generating raves from critics who call World captivating and daring. Wow – what a way for this young novelist to start her writing career!

And if you happen to live in Central Oregon, you can catch this rising literary star on tour next week. Horn will speak in Bend at the Tower Theatre Thursday May 15 and in Sisters at Five Pine Friday May 16.


  • Cheryl M.
    May 10, 2008 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I’ll be at the Tower Theater event. I am most impressed with how she managed to write a novel and her dissertation at the same time. And, doesn’t she have at least one small child?

  • Susan from Sisters, Oregon
    May 11, 2008 - 8:26 am | Permalink

    When Dara wrote me she said she has a 2-year old daughter and a 1-year old son — so how does she write her third novel and go on a book tour with little ones when I can barely keep up with the laundry? 🙂

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