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The Paper Wasp is one of Tatlers Best Books of the Summer!

Interview about The Paper Wasp on The Avid Reader show

Interview about The Paper Wasp with Leslie Lindsay

Interview about The Paper Wasp with Deborah Kalb

Excerpt of The Paper Wasp in Literary Hub

The Paper Wasp playlist on Largehearted Boy

Lauren’s piece about how to overcome self-doubt in writing, in Poets & Writers Magazine Writers Recommend series

The Paper Wasp is one of O Magazine’s Best Books by Women of Summer 2019!

Essay about dreams and writing appears in Literary Hub

A recommended reading list for “darkly captivating narrators in fiction” appears in Electric Literature

The Paper Wasp is one of USA TODAY’S 5 can’t-miss books

An excerpt from The Paper Wasp is featured in Guernica

Town & Country magazine includes The Paper Wasp on its list of Must-Read Summer Books!

The Paper Wasp is one of the BBC’s 10 Books to read in June!

The New York Times Book Review lists The Paper Wasp as a Best Summer Read!

ELLE magazine includes The Paper Wasp on its list of Best Books to Read This Summer!

The Paper Wasp is on Thrillist’s list of books they can’t wait to read this summer!

Connecticut Magazine features The Paper Wasp

Library Journal gives The Paper Wasp a starred review: “Deeply disturbing, wildly inventive, and completely unpredictable...Abby and Elise will be haunting readers' dreams long after the last page.”

The Paper Wasp is named a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Big Summer Book!

Publishers Weekly calls The Paper Wasp “an unsettling and surreal excavation of the boundless depths of the human psyche…a piercing, disquieting novel.”

The Paper Wasp receives a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

Library Journal calls The Paper Wasp “penny-bright, heartfelt, and compulsively readable” in its list of Best Debuts of Winter/Spring 2019

Short story, “The Elephant God,” will appear in the spring issue of New England Review

LitHub names The Paper Wasp one of its most anticipated books of 2019!

The Paper Wasp will be published in the UK in June 2019 by Riverrun/Quercus Books

The New York Times recommends The Wonder Garden as a linked story collection to read before bed.

The Wonder Garden is on the longlist for the 2015 Story Prize

The Wonder Garden is the winner of the 2016 GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction

The Wonder Garden is named of one of NPR's Best Books of the Year

Interview about The Wonder Garden with Rochester City Newspaper

Interview about The Wonder Garden with Rochester, NY's Democrat & Chronicle

Listen to Lauren talk about The Wonder Garden on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI (Rochester, NY radio)

The Wonder Garden is named one of Amazon's Best Books of 2015, and one of the Best Debuts of the Year

The Wonder Garden has been named a Great Group Read by the Women's National Book Association for National Reading Group Month

Read Lauren's personal essay inspired by Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" on NER Digital

Interview about The Wonder Garden with Bedford Magazine

Q&A about The Wonder Garden with Deborah Kalb

The Wonder Garden is a finalist for the New England Book Awards

The Wonder Garden is one of Amazon Editors' Top 20 Books of the Year So Far

Interview about The Wonder Garden with Leslie Lindsay

Lauren talks with Nicole Nelson on the Writers on Writing radio program: 88.9FM in Irvine, kuci.org. Live show, June 10, 12:30pm EST.

Pia Lindstrom interviews Lauren on SiriusXM, June 7.  

Hear Lauren discuss The Wonder Garden on The Avid Reader on WCHE.

A conversation between Lauren Acampora and Lily King, author of Euphoria, in the Barnes & Noble Review

"The Umbrella Bird," a short story excerpted from The Wonder Garden, is now on Literary Hub.

See Lauren's playlist for The Wonder Garden on Largehearted Boy

Interview with Darien News

The Wonder Garden is one of BBC's 10 Books to Read in May

The Wonder Garden has been chosen as Amazon's Debut of the Month

The Wonder Garden is an Indie Next selection for May

Q&A on "things other than writing" with Kara Lee Corthron

Short story, "Penny Saver," now available as a Kindle Single

The Wonder Garden is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for Summer 2015

Short story, "Penny Saver," appears in Day One, February 18, 2015

Lauren attends The Winter Institute (American Booksellers Association), Asheville, North Carolina, February 8-10, 2015

Essay about Véra Nabokov (illustrated by Thomas Doyle) included in The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History (Chronicle Books)

Short story, "Felt Life," published in Prairie Schooner. Wins the 2013 Lawrence Foundation Award. An excerpt of the story can be found here

Short story, "Swarm," published in The Missouri Review. An excerpt can be found here

"The Third Skin," an essay about artist/architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser appears in New England Review Online

Interview for the Writer, with Kids series on Cari Luna's blog

Short story, "Waterfast," published in The Antioch Review- available for download here