Washington Post’s Notable Fiction Books of 2015

West of Sunset was chosen as one of the Notable Fiction Books of 2015 by the Washington Post!  Here’s what they said about it:

O’Nan compassionately and beautifully evokes the grim last act of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life, when he worked as a Hollywood screenwriter. Sick with alcoholism and tuberculosis, he labored to make flimsy scripts better, a tired but relentless craftsman. — Maureen Corrigan


Washington Post Video: Book World Editor Ron Charles speaks with bestselling author Stewart O’Nan

The Washington Post Book Club presents an exclusive interview with author Stewart O’Nan as he discusses his latest novel and Book Club fiction pick for February, “West of Sunset” with Book World Editor Ron Charles. Leading up to the interview, Book Club members had the opportunity to submit questions to O’Nan about “West of Sunset” and some are addressed in the conversation.

Learn more about The Washington Post Book Club and join the conversation surrounding monthly picks in fiction and nonfiction online.

Read the review of Stewart O’Nan’s “West of Sunset” in Book World.

2/24: Washington Post Book Club Chat

Stewart will be chatting with Book World Editor, Ron Charles in an exclusive video interview on Feb 24 about The Washington Post Book Club’s fiction pick for February, West of Sunset. Readers are invited to submit their questions for Stewart using‪ #‎WestofSunset‬ in the comments section on the Facebook page and over Twitter.


Washington Post: Who’ll Miss a Red Lobster?


From The Washington Post’s Style Blog:

Some investors reacted negatively to Friday’s announcement that Darden will sell the Red Lobster restaurant chain to a private equity firm for $2.1 billion.

Wall Street bankers and lawyers can argue over the wisdom of dumping the seafood restaurants for quick cash — but leave it to a novelist to consider the real cost for workers as they’re forced to deal with the upheaval of new corporate management.