The New York Times has just named Rodeo one of the 100 best books of 2016, as it did A Replacement Life in 2014. The Book Review had very kind words for Rodeo in April. The paperback comes out March 14; see Readings for upcoming events.
Next: An unusual cookbook, and teaching at Princeton University.
Recent interviews with Ireland's RTE1, WNHH (New Haven)'s Book Talk, and Tampa's Oxford Exchange. Also, some press highlights from Boris's recent trip to Estonia and Latvia on behalf of the U.S. State Department to discuss “A Replacement Life,” and the creative life, with Russian-speaking minorities in the capitals and near the border with Russia.
A foreword to the 50th-anniversary reissue of Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita + One day, even Putin will be senile: A review of a smart novel for the New York Times Book Review. + A Guardian essay about finding sanity in a restaurant kitchen. + A reported piece about St. Croix's gastronomic revolution in the January issue of Travel + Leisure.