Here at Women of Distinction Magazine, we pride ourselves on celebrating the accomplishments of women writers and authors. The process of publishing your own written material is a time consuming, harrowing process. That bittersweet release date brings a proud sense of accomplishment muddled with anxiousness towards public perception. That being said, here are some highly anticipated women authors for the month of September.
Sara Jaffe – Dryland (Sept 1, 2015): Set in 1992 during a world HIV/AIDs epidemic and Balkan War, Julie Winter of Portland, Oregon wanders through life with a fairly negative disposition. Her older brother, a one-time Olympic hopeful swimmer, now lives in a self-imposed exile in Berlin. Although she has never considered swimming herself, Julie’s peer Alexis tries to recruit her for the swim team. This gives Julie the perfect opportunity to discover not only herself, but also her brother.
Sara Jaffe is a fiction writer living in Portland, Oregon. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also the co-founding editor of New Herring Press.
Lauren Groff – Fates and Furies: A Novel (Sept 15, 2015): Lotto and Mathilde’s marriage is the envy of all their friends. Since the age of 22, they’ve had an electric and passionate love affair. Or so it seems. Sometimes the key to a great marriage lies in the secrets and not the truth.
Lauren Groff is the author of The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Tin House, OneStory, McSweeney’s, and Ploughshares.
Lori Ostlund – After the Parade: A Novel (Sept 22, 2015): Fort-year-old Aaron Englund escaped his claustrophobic Midwestern hometown and yet, he still has trouble fitting in. He soon learns that in order to find solace in his new San Francisco home, he has to make peace with events from his past in Morton, Minnesota. Stemming from his father’s untimely death, Aaron has to confront his deep-rooted feelings of rejection that continue to haunt him.
Lori Ostlund is a Flannery O’Connor and 2009 Rona Jaffe Foundation Award winner. She is a teacher and lives in San Francisco, California.
Other titles to looks out for:
Joanna Walsh – Hotel (Object Lessons) (Sept 24, 2015):
Claire Vaye Watkins – Gold Flame Citrus: A Novel (Sept 29, 2015):