Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Simon Van Booy's Stories

I discovered Simon van Booy a couple of years ago, through Bookfool who had raved about his short story collections, The Secret History of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter. I'm really looking forward to his newest book, a novel, entitled Everything Beautiful Began After.

His writing is charming, old-world in the best kind of way, and always provides a wonderful reading experience. It exhibits melancholy, moments of great poignancy and memorable characters. He is a great writer who I've consistently been impressed by. (And, as an aside, I've begun following him on Twitter @simonvanbooy and he just mentioned a weakness for buttons. How can you not love this writer?)

HarperCollins, his publisher, is featuring an ebook special in celebration of his soon-to-be-released book -- they are offering his short stories for only $1.99 for each story! (the whole collection is available for $9.99 -- very reasonable) If you want to explore his writing here is a great chance. They have this deal available at the following places:


Barnes & Noble

Google Books

Give this deal a chance -- I can almost guarantee that you will become a big fan of Mr. Van Booy as well!


  1. I just blogged about this author's soon to be released book: Everything Beautiful Came After -- it sounds wonderful. This is a new to me author, so I was happy to read your thoughts as well :)

  2. I actually received one of his short story collections for Christmas; I just haven't had a chance to read it yet...
    I might go and follow him on Twitter!


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