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Someone Up There Hates You Released Today in Paris

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Today is publication day of Hollis Seamon’s critically acclaimed novel,  Someone Up There Hates You,  in Paris, with the title DIEU ME DETESTE–and they really did it up right. Check out the poster on the Paris building below!

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Hollis Seamon’s Newest Novel Awarded One of the Year’s Best

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Congratulations to Hollis Seamon!  Her novel SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES  YOU has been included in the 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults list put out by the American Library Association.

SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU will be translated  in Spanish (ALGUIEN ALLA ARRIBA TE ODIA) in February, French (DIEU ME DETESTE) in March, and German (EINER DA ODEN HASST MICH) in May.

Hollis Seamon On WAMC’s Roundtable

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Hollis Seamon’s interview with Joe Donahue on the  Roundtable about her new novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, aired Friday morning. The program is now available on the WAMC website. Click here to hear her interview.

Hollis Seamon will participate in Troy Author Day at The Troy Public Library this Saturday along with Lydia Davis, Elisa Albert, Dennis Mahoney, and many other writers.

Hollis Seamon Interview on TV


Hollis Seamon was interviewed  in New Haven, Connecticut  last week on a show called “CT Style.” She discussed her new young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, and the true-life  events that inspired the story.

Watch the interview here.

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MFA Launches Second Year with Faculty Reading September 12

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We’re kicking off the ninth season of Frequency North with a reading by the pioneers of the MFA program: the professors.

On Thursday, September 12, Hollis Seamon, Kenneth Krauss, Daniel Nester, Barbara Ungar, and Rone Shavers will be kicking off the second year or the MFA program with a reading of their own.

This is sure to be an exciting year for the faculty. Many of the MFA professors have upcoming book releases and projects.

Hollis Seamon’s young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You was released on September 3rd, 2013 as one of the inaugural books in Algonquin’s new Young Readers imprint.

Daniel Nester is editor of The Incredible Sestina Anthology, due from Write Bloody Publishing later this year.

Kenneth Krauss’ book, Male Beauty: Postwar Masculinity in Theatre, Film, and Physique Magazines, will be published in the spring of 2014.

Don’t miss this epic faculty reading and hear about their new and upcoming projects.

The remaining Frequency North schedule of events follow after the jump. For more information, visit the website  or follow us on Twitter @frequencynorth.

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Hollis Seamon’s Young Adult Novel To Be Released In September


Hollis Seamon’s young adult novel, SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU, will be released by Algonquin Books on September 3, as one of the inaugural books in Algonquin’s new Young Readers imprint. It will be released simultaneously in Canada by Penquin/Random House’s Razorbill imprint. The novel has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews and has been chosen as a Fall ’13 Indie Bound Kids Indie Next title.

For information on the book, go to http://www.algonquinyoungreaders.com/book/somebody-up-there-hates-you/ .

Events in September:
Tuesday, September 10th: Algonquin Young Readers book launch
7:00pm McNally Jackson Bookstore
Location: 52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Thursday, September 12th
7:30 pm College of Saint Rose – Frequency North MFA Faculty Reading
Location: 432 Western Avenue, Albany, New York12203 http://www.strose.edu/academics/schoolofartsandhumanities/article1105

Monday, September 16th
7:00pm Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza
Location: 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Sunday, September 22nd
4:00pm Hudson Valley YA Society event
Location: Oblong Books and Music, 6422 Montgomery St (Rt. 9), Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Tuesday, September 24th
7:00pm Bank Square Books and Groton Public Library Teen Author Event
Location: Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton CT 06340

Sunday, September 29th
3:00pm The Bookstore Plus
Location: 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946


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Hollis Seamon Upcoming Reading at Bethlehem Library

Hollis Seamon’s forthcoming young adult novel, Somebody Up There Hates You, has received a starred advance review from Kirkus Reviews: 
Kirkus Reviews awards starts only to books of “exceptional merit.”
Hollis will be reading from her new story collection, Corporeality, at the Bethlehem Public Library on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. and will be signing advance readers copies of Somebody Up There Hates You at the Algonquin Young Readers booth at Book Expo America in New York city on
                                                                              Friday, May 31, from 2-4 p.m.
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Also, one of our alums, James Smith, who has a BA and MA in English, has a very cool nonfiction piece, as a guest writer, on the website:  www.gordongrice.com . James’s essay is called “Bitten by a Beaked Snake.”