Today, Andrew Karre gives us a glimpse into Malinda Lo’s forthcoming book, Last Night at the Telegraph Club. As an editor at Dutton, (a division of Penguin Young Readers Group) Karre has come to know this book almost as well as she does. He brings an emotion into this reading and we have to wonder, what is it about this selection? What particularly in this selection is being revealed to us through Lo’s descriptive writing that appeals to Karre? For what are we being prepared?
Malinda Lo is the critically acclaimed author of several young adult novels, including most recently A Line in the Dark, which was a Kirkus Best YA Book of 2017 and one of Vulture’s 10 Best YA Books of 2017. Her novel Ash, a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and was a Kirkus Best Book for Children and Teens. She has been a three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda’s nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Toast, The Horn Book, and the anthologies Here We Are, How I Resist, and Scratch. She lives in Massachusetts with her partner.