Ivan Doig

Monday, December 17, 2012

Riverhead Book's Washington Post Best Books of 2012!

Congrats to Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone, Hanna Rosin's The End of Men, Ivan Doig's The Bartender's Tale and Wenguang Huang's The Little Red Guard! All of them are on the Washington Post's Best Books of 2012 list! See the full list here.
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Friday, July 23, 2010

The New York Times asks Ivan Doig about the future of the Western

Ivan Doig, author of Work Song, tells The New York Times Paper Cuts blog what he thinks is the future of the Western and gives us a sneak peek at the plot of the novel he’s currently working on. Work Song, Doig’s tenth book, is now out from Riverhead. More…

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Seattle Times talks to Ivan Doig, author of Work Song

Following a glowing review of Ivan Doig’s newest book Work Song, The Seattle Times does a Q&A with the acclaimed author of ten novels about the American West. Doig discusses his research process, the real-life versions of his characters, and his writing career, which now spans thirty years. More…

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Friday, July 16, 2010

The LA Times recommends Ivan Doig's Work Song

The LA Times writes that Doig's new novel Work Song is "as enjoyable and subtly thought-provoking a piece of fiction as you're likely to pick up this summer. It's a book that can be appreciated just for the quality of the prose and the author's adherence to the sturdy conventions of old-fashioned narrative or for Doig's sly gloss on Western genre fiction and unforced evocation of our current condition — or, better yet, for all those things." More...
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The New York Times writes that “music is…alive” in Work Song

In his new novel Work Song, Ivan Doig finds music in the copper mining communities of Butte, Montana, where protagonist Morrie Morris confronts a town divided by labor union conflict in the post-war turmoil of 1919. The New York Times says of Work Song, "Not one stitch unravels in this intricately threaded narrative.” More…

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Chicago Tribune calls Work Song an “emblem of the American spirit”

Ivan Doig returns to the American West and its unique cast of drifters, poets, cowboys, and librarians in his new novel Work Song, narrated by Morrie Morris, the beloved protagonist of Doig’s The Whistling Season. The Chicago Tribune writes that Work Song jitterbugs with a little something we've chosen to call the American spirit…the present leaps from Doig's lively pages.” More…

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Ivan Doig’s new novel Work Song reviewed in The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times writes, "Work Song quickly becomes a historical epic with a reach of characters worthy of Dostoevsky…Doig has delivered another compelling tale about America, epic as an Old West saga but as fresh and contemporary as the news.” More…

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The San Francisco Chronicle on Ivan Doig’s “poignant” Work Song

In his new novel Work Song, Ivan Doig brings back Morrie Morris, the hero of Doig’s acclaimed The Whistling Season, for a story of love and intrigue in the copper mining communities of Butte, Montana. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Work Song, out today from Riverhead, “richly imagined and beautifully paced.” More…

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