In the News

The New Yorker – The 2022 National Book Awards Longlist: Fiction

L.A. Times – Here are the longlist nominees for the 2022 National Book Awards

Vulture – National Book Award for Fiction Longlist Honors Eight Fiction Debuts

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Minnesota Writers, Publishers Named on National Book Awards Longlist

USA TODAYDebut novels dominate National Book Awards longlist, George Floyd bio among nonfiction titles

National Book Foundation – The Ten Contenders for the National Book Award for Fiction

The New York TimesProfile: Jonathan Escoffery Has a Reality He’d Like to Share

East Bay Express – Leaving Miami: Jonathan Escoffery’s ‘If I Survive You’ follows a family seeking identity that reflects his own journey

The New York Times – Books Briefing

Publisher’s Weekly – Book Club Picks for September 2022

Book Marks – The Best Reviewed Books of the Week

BuzzFeed NewsSome Stuff You Could Do On Labor Day Weekend

Oprah Daily: Exclusive Cover Reveal: Jonathan Escoffery’s If I Survive You

Publisher’s Weekly: Back in Person for 2022, AWP Comes to Philadelphia

The Paris Review The Paris Review Wins the 2020 National Magazine Award for Fiction

Publisher’s Weekly: Escoffery, Newman to Receive ‘Paris Review’ Honors

Bookforum: Jonathan Escoffery wins the Plimpton Prize

The Bookseller: Fourth Estate wins seven-way auction for ‘stunning’ Escoffery debut


Miami New Times – Jonathan Escoffery’s Debut Short Story Collection Is a Quirky Miami Masterpiece

NPR – ‘If I Survive You’ is a sweeping portrait of a family’s fight to make it in America

The New Yorker: Jonathan Escoffery’s Surprising Stories of Desperation

Alta Book Review: Family Matters

The New York Times – Book Review: From Jamaican to Miamian, and All the Identities in Between

Minneapolis Star TribuneBook Review

L.A. Times – Review: How to survive hurricanes, family and the American dream, in a blazing story cycle

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ‘If I Survive You’ employs dark humor to explore identity

The Southern Bookseller Review: If I Survive You

Litbreak Magazine Book Review

Library Journal Starred Book Review: If I Survive You

Kirkus Reviews Starred Book Review: If I Survive You

Publisher’s Weekly Starred Book Review: If I Survive You

BookPage Starred Book Review: If I Survive You

Booklist Starred Book Review: If I Survive You


Books Are Pop Culture – Episode 49 | “Jamaicans Are The Best”

Check This Out! – Rachel Barenbaum Interviews Jonathan Escoffery

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan – Jonathan Escoffery on How Nella Larsen’s Helga Crane Influenced His Debut Collection

Shelf Life – Jonathan Escoffery on tough guys, the joys of ackee, and writing the books we need to see in the world

Debutiful Podcast: Jonathan Escoffery – IF I SURVIVE YOU

Poured Over (The Barnes & Noble Podcast) Jonathan Escoffery, Yiyun Li and Ling Ma on The Art of Fiction


Los Angeles Review of Books Consciousness of Continuation: A Conversation with Jonathan Escoffery

The Rumpus – To Write The Way We Live: A Conversation With Jonathan Escoffery

San Francisco ChronicleImmigrants, race and tragedy in Bay Area author Jonathan Escoffery’s ‘If I Survive You’

Electric Literature – A Jamaican American Searches for Identity and Belonging in Miami

Chicago Review of Books – Black Immigrants and the American Dream: An Interview with Jonathan Escoffery on “If I Survive You”

Shondaland – In ‘If I Survive You,’ Jonathan Escoffery Refuses to “Flatten” the Humanity of Jamaican People

Passages North A Greater Place of Empathy: PN Interviews Fiction Judge Jonathan Escoffery

University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts – Alum Is National Endowment for the Arts Fellow

Book Club / Book Selection

Belletrist – September 2022 Book Pick

Parnassus Books – First Editions Club Pick

Indie Bound – Indie Next Pick

Southern Independent Booksellers AllianceRead This Next! September Selection

Barrett Bookstore – Book of the Month


Oprah Daily – 30 of the Best Fall Fiction Books of 2022 to Cuddle Up With 

Entertainment Weekly – Best New Books of Fall 2022: Fiction Preview

BET – 5 Books To Snuggle Up With This Fall

Good Morning America online – Fall back into reading: 15 anticipated books for September

Literary Hub – The Ultimate Fall 2022 Books Preview

L.A. Times – 10 books to add to your reading list in September

Yahoo News – 9 books to read this fall

Boston Magazine – 25 Books Booksellers Are Looking Forward to This Season 

Book Marks – Hottest Books of the Season

Goodreads – 60 Upcoming Books the Goodreads Editors Can’t Wait to Read

Book Riot – 30 of the Buzziest, Best Fall Books of 2022

Indie Next – The September 2022 Preview

The New York Times18 Books Coming in September

BuzzFeed – 35 New Books You’ve Got To Read This Fall

KQED – 8 Highly Anticipated Books and Literary Events For Your Fall Reading Pleasure

Vulture: 57 Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall

L.A. Times – 30 books we can’t wait for this fall

The Philadelphia Inquirer: The best new books to read in September

ShondalandThe Best Books for September 2022

Alta – 16 New Books for September

Kirkus – 20 best books to read in September

TIME – The 33 Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2022

Vanity Fair14 New Books to Read in September

The Root: Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read This September

Kirkus150 Most Anticipated Books of the Fall

O Quarterly Magazine‘s 16 Books Not to Miss This Fall

The Millions’ Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2022 Book Preview

Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2022, Part Two

Publisher’s Weekly Writers to Watch Fall 22

Library Journal: Top Spring/Summer Debuts | 39 Titles To Know

Bookish – September’s Most Anticipated Books