Well Read

5 Seattle Books for the End of Summer

A zombie comedy? A history of Silicon Valley? A sci-fi recommendation from Barack Obama? Yup.

08/20/2019 By Stefan Milne

Brainy Beach Reads

10 PNW Books to Bring to the Beach

Recent releases with Northwest bona fides.

05/29/2019 By Stefan Milne

Localish Lit

Riots I Have Known Is a Deeply Funny Prison Book

Ryan Chapman's smart, freewheeling first novel sends up both prison and literary life.

05/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bernadette's Back

Maria Semple's Breakthrough Novel Comes to the Big Screen

Almost seven years after the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the classic Seattle book is reimagined as a movie.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

King of Joy Finds Richard Chiem on Weird, Wobbly Ground

The local writer's first novel tells a surreal and lurid story—hippos, porn producers—with uneven results.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Is Thomas Kohnstamm’s Lake City the Novel Seattle Needs Right Now?

The darkly comic debut from a local writer tries to parse the city’s growing class divide.

01/11/2019 By Stefan Milne

Pop Culture Fix

The Essential Guide to Seattle Music, Books, and Film

Catch up on the works you’ll hear locals reference all the time.

09/21/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

I'm New Here

A Seattle Arts Primer

A cultural cheat sheet of the best art walks, Broadway-bound plays and musicals, required reading from local authors, and trends in music including a mixtape of Seattle sounds.

08/21/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Essay

Tear Through the World in Wild Disguise

Ivan Doig was a Northwest legend. Before he died this past spring, the Seattle novelist had one last message to share.

07/30/2015 By David Laskin

Feature

20 Books Every Seattleite Should Read

Twenty books with ties to the region—some explicit, some not—that make the case that Seattle is one of the world’s great literary cities.

04/01/2015 By Ryan Boudinot

City of Literature

“If You Could Make Seattleites Read One Book, What Would It Be?”

We asked six local writers to each nail down one must-read book for city dwellers.

03/24/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle Bookshelf

Kathleen Flinn to Release Third Book

The author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry and The Kitchen Counter Cooking School is plotting a culinary memoir set in the Midwest.

09/20/2012 By Christopher Werner

Article

An Interview with Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author of A Visit From the Goon Squad

Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, visits Benaroya Hall this month as part of Seattle Arts and Lectures.

01/20/2012 By Laura Dannen

Travel Books

Washington’s Old Paperwork Gets a Book

Your coffee table could use some history.

11/09/2011 By Allison Williams

Local Authors

Gwyneth Goops Local Author Amy Pennington

(Again!)

05/06/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Preview

Arts Crush

Here are our top picks for Theatre Puget Sound’s month-long Arts Crush.

09/14/2010 By Alexandra Notman

Article

A Man of Air and Shadows

Michael Gruber, Seattle’s secret best-selling novelist, seemed to be living the writer’s dream. And then he tried to put his name on the books he wrote, and everything changed. The dark tales he’d carried inside for three decades started to come out....

08/01/2007 By Jim Gullo