Annie Hartnett's debut novel, RABBIT CAKE, is out now with Tin House Books. Rabbit Cake has been selected as an Indies Introduce and an Indie Next Pick, and has received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal.
Annie is a 2013 graduate of the MFA program at the University of Alabama, and was the 2013-2014 Writer-in-Residence for the Associates of the Boston Public Library. She currently teaches classes on the novel and the short story at Grub Street, an independent writing center in Boston.
She is at work on her second novel, DRIVER'S ED, which is a darkly-comic story about a sex crime in a small town. Annie is represented by Katie Grimm of Don Congdon Associates, Inc.
Annie lives in Providence, RI with her husband and their border collie.
Annie Hartnett recommends
Pretend I'm Dead (2015)
"Pretend I'm Dead is funny, weird, disturbing, and just a touch magical. Mona, our main character, is such fabulous company, even when she wants everyone in her life to leave her alone. Jen Beagin's novel will stare you down, mesmerize you, and dare you to laugh."
What Should Be Wild (2018)
"What Should Be Wild is a grim, beautiful book that you won’t be able to put down. It’s a thrilling fairytale that will give you the chills, will make you wonder what’s really hidden in the forest. Julia Fine writes with enormous imagination, and her first novel is a feast."
The Big Finish (2020)
"Funny and tender, a wonderful novel about redemption, friendship, and showing up for the people you love. Heart-warming and a real hoot!"
The Roxy Letters (2020)
Mary Pauline Lowry
"Mary Pauline Lowry’s THE ROXY LETTERS is too smart and clever to be called a romp, but whatever, it’s a total romp. I fell in love with Roxy, our hilarious, flawed, screwball narrator, and her quest to find herself in the muck of her twenties. Fun as heck."
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey (2020)
"Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a splendid novel; so smart, so beautifully writtena heroic tale of the cross-species relationship between pigeon and man during the Great War. Affecting and imaginative, this story vibrated deep in my heart because it all felt so very true."
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