News & Events

The Rest of Us has been released in paperback! Now available.

January 2014 Thrilled to announce that The Rest of Us has won the Fiction category at the New England Book Festival!

July 30 NPR “Fresh Air” highlights The Rest of Us, calling it a “stellar fiction newcomer”! Read or listen to Maureen Corrigan’s review here.

July 24 The Rest of Us is one of the 11 Debut Novels We Love at Kirkus Reviews! Read about it on The Huffington Post.

July 22 Norah Piehl for BookReporter gives The Rest of Us a very sensitive read, calling it an “unapologetically feminist portrait of a young female artist struggling to make her way…one that will unexpectedly touch and inspire readers.” Read the full review here.

July 19 Wonderful review from Jeanette Zwart at Shelf Awareness: “Lott’s writing is lovely and lyrical, and her themes of the place of art, the changing ways we love and the people we hold close over time lend texture to an intelligent and ambitious literary debut.” Read the review here.

July 18 Appreciated being interviewed by Jocelyn Kelley for Read it here.

July 15 Glowing review for The Rest of Us in today’s Boston Globe! Karen Campbell calls it “a compelling, resonant, richly nuanced, and sometimes heartbreaking portrait of cross-generational love.” Read the full review here.

July 15 The Brooklyn BookCourt launch of The Rest of Us was a big success! Thanks to BookCourt, family, friends, and everyone who came and celebrated. The Rest of Us is currently the #1 bestseller at BookCourt this week!

July 9 Enjoyed being interviewed by Kelly Gallucci of Zola Books. Read it here.

July 9 Please join us for the NYC launch, reading, and reception for The Rest of Us, Tuesday, July 9, 7pm at BookCourt in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Event details here.

July 7 The Rest of Us gets a fantastic review in The Chicago Tribune! Julia M. Klein says that “it is so vividly infused with life that it reads like a memoir.” Read the full review here.

July 2 The Rest of Us is out on July 2.

June 24 The Rest of Us is a Daily Beast “Hot Reads” pick for this week! Jessica Ferri calls it a “promising new voice in fiction.” Read it here.

May 2013
My first novel The Rest of Us will be published by Simon & Schuster, July 2. Events to come…

March 2013
“The Case of My Missing Confidence,” a personal essay about the lingering effects of a jewelry store holdup, featured in the Opinion section of the New York Times, March 14.

February 2013
“Dara” has been anthologized in Lovers’ Lies, a short story collection exploring the many wild and unpredictable permutations of love. Now available from Arachne Press, London.

September 2012
Launch of my new PBS: Art21 column, “Alchemy of Inspiration,” about artists’ lives and their influence on each other. Appearing the third Tuesday of every month on the Art21 website.

September 2012
“Just off Canal” performed for LitCrawl Manhattan as a part of Liars’ League NYC: “Lies We’ve Told.”

August 2012
Curated “Art and Social Activism,” an exhibition of 13 exciting new international artists who are exploring social issues of national and global concern, in conjunction with Nicholas Cohn of Nicholas Cohn Art Projects and the chashama organization. The exhibition, which runs through the month of August, transforms an industrial building in Long Island City into a live venue in which to explore visual art (installation, photography, painting, video, and performance) that is powerfully reflecting and contributing to social change. Roundtable discussions with artists, activists, and community leaders, Wednesday nights in August, 7 pm, investigating art’s relationship to community development, the environment, and notions of identity.

Spring 2012
Co-founder of Liars’ League NYC, a monthly live short fiction night featuring professional actors performing the best new original fiction from established and up-and-coming writers. Each month features a new theme. First Wednesday of every month, 7pm, KGB, East Village, NYC.

Fall 2011
Alfred Z. Solomon Resident in Art Criticism, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, New York

March-April 2011
International Writers’ and Translators’ Center of Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece

November 2010
I-Park Artist Enclave, Connecticut

November 2009
Fundacion Valparaiso artist residency, Mojacar, Spain

October 2009
Can Serrat artist residency, Barcelona, Spain