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Interview by Stephenie Harrison from BookPage

Stephanie Harrison of BookPage interviews Lily for her third novel, Father of the Rain. Click here to read more.

Bookpage Interview

He was Just There for Me: Interview with Joshua Bodwell

I vividly remember the first time I read Lily King. It was 2005. I was a reporter at the York Country Coast Star and had been assigned to write a piece about the anthology Contemporary Maine Fiction (Down East Books, 2005).

In a collection that included authors such as Carolyn Chute, Richard Ford, Stephen King, Lewis Robinson, Richard Russo, and Monica Wood, Lily’s story “Five Tuesday’s in Winter” stood out as a beacon of tenderness and sincerity. Her portrait of a divorced father and his precocious daughter managed to be wrought with both difficulty and optimism while remaining utterly authentic. I was hooked.

After I finished “Five Tuesday’s in Winter,” I devoured Lily’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour. With the publication of The English Teacher, Lily’s writing grew in power and scope. Today, Father of the Rain is without a doubt Lily’s most ambitious and impressive novel in an already impressive body of work. Read more