Andrew Weatherhead Podcast
Episode 3 | Kristen Iskandrian

Kristen Iskandrian's first novel MOTHEREST (Twelve/Hachette) is a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017. Her short story "The Inheritors" received an O. Henry Prize in 2014, and other work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, McSweeney's, Joyland, and many other places. She lives in Birmingham, AL.

In this episode, we talk about Kristen's novel, Motherest, out now from Twelve/Hachette.

Publishers Weekly named Motherest one of the best books of 2017, calling it, "[A] stellar first and honest...Agnes's voice charms with a subtle undercurrent of humor and sarcasm making this a delightful and satisfying reading experience. Iskandrian is a writer to watch."

Nathan Hill in the New York Times says, "MOTHEREST is a moving story of loss and loneliness and parenthood and love, in all their vast human multitudes. It's an intensely perceptive and honest novel about the sometimes-unbridgeable gap between parents and children. Kristen Iskandrian's narrator is an extraordinary character: a woman searching desperately for connection, an island trying to become a peninsula. You will want to yell at her, as I did, and you will want to cry with her, as I did, and you will be transfixed until the very last page."

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