Interview with Sheila Bender

July 7, 2016

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Thank you to the talented, insightful poet, essayist, and author Sheila Bender for this interview on Writing It Real, about As Good As Dead and my career as a novelist and professor of creative writing.

Summer Reads: $1.99 As Good as Dead eBook

July 5, 2016

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Through August 31st, the eBook of As Good As Dead is just $1.99! Please visit Bloomsbury’s website (Kindle, Nook, and Kobo users, click “Buy from other retailers” to find your favorite eBook format). Thanks to my editor, Nancy Miller, and the rest of the Bloomsbury team for this opportunity.

Happy reading!

Event Update: Tucson Festival of Books

February 10, 2016

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Please check out my Events page for information on two panels I'll be joining in March at the Tucson Festival of Books. Hope to see you there!

Guernica Interview with Padma Viswanathan

January 19, 2016

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I recently had a wonderful time discussing As Good As Dead with the terrific Padma Viswanathan, who posed smart, smart questions. The results appear in Guernica/A Magazine of Art and Politics. Hope you enjoy!

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Bookanista feature: On Atwood's "Rape Fantasies"

December 14, 2015

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In conjunction with the UK publication of As Good As Dead, the terrific Bookanista asked me to write about a favorite story. I chose Margaret Atwood’s brilliant “Rape Fantasies,” one of the most interesting takes on dramatic monologue ever written.

AGAD in NetGalley's Top 10 UK Books of the Month

December 1, 2015

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Exciting news: As Good As Dead appeared in “The UK’s Top Ten Books of the Month, November 2015” at! The company is pretty great, too (Sloane Crosley, Umberto Eco, and Geraldine Brooks, to name a few). NetGalley calls it a "witty and slyly astute novel of betrayal and its aftermath. Psychological drama and suspense at its best."


As Good As Dead now on sale in the UK

November 29, 2015

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Many thanks to the good people at Bloomsbury Circus for their kindness and attention to detail, including this beautiful new jacket.

An Important Message for All Visitors

June 29, 2015

Dear Readers,

My apologies to all of you who have tried to contact me here in the past. Please know that I so happily would have responded, but as I just learned, my server treated all of your messages as spam and deleted them. I have changed the server, and the problem is resolved. I am, of course, heartsick at having missed your messages, and I hope you'll contact me again in the future, either here on my website or via Facebook.

All best wishes,


3/26 Poetry Center Reading Now Online

April 24, 2015

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My March 26th reading at the University of Arizona's Spring Prose Series is now available via voca. I hope you'll check it out.

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As Good as Dead on the Buckmaster Show

April 20, 2015

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It's always a pleasure speaking with Bill Buckmaster--we spoke about AS GOOD AS DEAD on the Buckmaster Show today. The interview begins at approximately 30:33 at the link below:

The Buckmaster Show


Selected Works

“Evans is a masterful storyteller. Simultaneously funny, menacing, and wise, As Good As Dead is her finest novel to date.”
—Bharati Mukherjee, author of Miss New India
“A troubling, addictive collection.”
New York Times
“Brings readers through a gamut of emotional experiences and leaves them wiser at the close.”
Denver Post
"One of the Best Books of the Year"
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Very much a Great American Novel."
Washington Post Book World
Short Stories
–from Ploughshares, Spring, 2014, Volume 40, No. 1

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