Nicholas LaRousse

About Nicholas LaRousse

Nicholas LaRousse holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University where he was recognized for achievement in screenwriting at the Pakula Prize Evening during their annual Summer Conference. Before that, he received a B.A. from Adelphi University where he studied English and Philosophy. Currently, he works as a freelance writer and a Data Analyst for Barnes & Noble in Manhattan. He lives on Long Island.

June 17, 2016

The Truth of a Family History

In her memoir, Family History of Fear, Agata Tuszynksa uncovers a life-changing secret about her family.

June 3, 2016

The Life of the Artist as a Castaway

Benjamin Wood’s new novel, The Ecliptic, takes us to a strange island retreat that becomes home to an odd assortment of artists.

May 24, 2016

The Darkest Side of London Yet: Dan Vyleta's Smoke

Dan Vyleta’s latest novel, Smoke, presents London in a way you’ve never before imagined it.

May 6, 2016

Revisiting George Saunders's CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline was originally published in 1996. In the twenty years since then, George Saunders’s debut story collection has grown from a cult-like sensation into a truly cherished, widely respected work of fiction.

May 4, 2016

Thomas Murphy: A Bittersweet Tale by Roger Rosenblatt

Behold the charming, wistful, vibrant, aging Thomas Murphy, whose story celebrates the ageless confusion that is this dreadful, gorgeous life.

April 21, 2016

Must-read Hungarian Fiction by Magda Szabo

American readers are missing out on great books that haven’t been translated to English. Lucky for us, The Door has arrived Stateside.

March 25, 2016

Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: The Ever Relevant Writers Reference

Bird by Bird is not just for writers, artists and publishers; everyone will find something in this step-by-step guide by Anne Lamott that they can utilize in life.

March 2, 2016

An Artist's Way: In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest book reminds us that, at heart, the writer is an artist.

February 25, 2016

A Stunning Story of Love and Family: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan

Shawna Yang Ryan's new book, Green Island, transports us into a story about love, betrayal, and family, set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan.

February 2, 2016

Thinking Through Terrorism: Failures of Imagination by Chairman Michael McCaul

Chairman Michael McCaul's new book, Failures of Imagination, shows us how using our imaginations can help Americans circumvent future terrorist attacks.

January 27, 2016

A Life Like Fiction: A Memoir from Juan F. Thompson

Juan F. Thompson, the son of Hunter, recounts his childhood in his new memoir.

January 25, 2016

Sloane Crosley Is No Good at Poetry: A Short Interview

We caught up with Sloane Crosley, who recently made the jump from nonfiction to novel with The Clasp.

January 6, 2016

The Expansive Musings of a Curious Mind: Shame and Wonder by David Searcy

David Searcy's collection of essays reveals the author's own curious mind as he explores an array of ideas that create an expansive and unique view of the world.

December 10, 2015

Something to Challenge You: A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is large in its scope - and it's no wonder it's collecting accolades and awards.

November 2, 2015

Stories Worth Unpacking: Eyes by William H. Gass

William H. Gass's latest collection of stories experiments with both the form and structure of the short story.