Sunday, June 21, 2015

How Many Paper Airplanes Grace The LOVE MAY FAIL Cover?

“…dark but never entirely bleak. There’s always reason to hope in [Quick’s] novels…[a] lovely, entertaining book.” NY Daily News
“The turn of a few pages is all it took for me to fall in love with Matthew Quick’s latest homage to the subtleties of joy…a madly quirky, utterly lovely world.” The Roanoke Times ***This one points out exactly how many paper airplanes appear on the cover. I hadn't previously counted.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

An Interview, A Review, And Two Pics

“'You can be a fiction writer' was a story I told myself, not one I inherited." The Mountain Xpress Asheville, NC interview: http://mountainx.com/arts/matthew-quick-delights-and-devastates-in-latest-novel-love-may-fail/http://mountainx.com/arts/matthew-quick-delights-and-devastates-in-latest-novel-love-may-fail/

“Instead of breaking your heart, Quick steals it, strengthens it and gives it back…a fine writer with a gift similar to that of fellow American novelist John Irving — creating quirky, flawed but ultimately lovable and deeply human main characters.” Winnipeg Free Press http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/livin-on-a-prayer-308609221.html



Friday, June 19, 2015

GQ (UK) LOVES LOVE MAY FAIL

I have to admit, the below absolutely made my day!
“…brilliant…compulsively readable…a plot that keeps you guessing…wholly transporting…Quick has a uniquely rewarding voice and one that, for his native Philadelphia, is creating a space in contemporary fiction all of its own.” GQ (UK) http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2015-06/19/love-may-fail-matthew-quick-book-review

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chapter 16 Interview

Chapter 16 Interview: "Quick’s work resonates with damage and redemption, delivered in a humorous and disarmingly frank prose style that fans—and filmmakers—adore..." http://www.chapter16.org/content/novelist-matthew-quick-talks-chapter-16-about-teachers-humor-hollywood-and-his-new-book-love

LOVE MAY FAIL Pubs Today! (A Note From Q)


Dear Readers,

Today—June 16, 2015—my sixth novel, LOVE MAY FAIL, is officially published by HarperCollins.

If you’ve already purchased your copy, I thank you for your support. Every new book sold is a publishing-world vote for an author’s career. I wouldn’t get to do what I do if it weren’t for big-hearted readers. You’re a gift.

Over the past few years I’ve struggled to prioritize my mental health and remain open to new experiences, such as connecting with fans via the Internet. Social media often makes me feel as though my head is exploding. I can find it extremely overwhelming and not an effective way for me to communicate. I’d much rather think alone in my office for months, organizing my thoughts into a novel. (Maybe this is why I am a novelist? Ha!) Via Twitter; Facebook; my assistant, I.J.; and my P.O. Box, many of you have sent beautiful sentiments regarding my work. I try to respond to as much as I can through Twitter and postcards—ironically, I never respond to anything on Facebook and I have many more ‘likes’ there than ‘followers’ on Twitter—but please know that every comment is read and appreciated more than I can express here. It’s all fuel. Keeps me going.

Publication time is always wonderfully strange. Even with five pub days already conquered, the process continues to make me feel all sorts of conflicting feelings. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity, the readers, and the ability to make my living as a storyteller. And yet part of me still feels as though I’ve shown up naked on the first day of school. I try to put the truest best part of me—what’s deep down inside and will never show up on social media—into every novel. The full Q, if you will. It’s a trust exercise. And to those on the other end who truly connect, well, I really couldn’t be more grateful.

Thank you.

Q