As soon as The Baby on the Fire Escape comes out, I plan to start working on the biography of Ursula K. Le Guin. After talking to several wonderful editors I recently found homes for that book at Doubleday (US) and Virago (UK). I’m excited to be working with Thomas Gebremedhin and Rose Tomaszewska respectively. Virago made this great cover mockup for me to dream about while I’m writing.

Here’s the official news from The Bookseller (UK):

And from the (Portland) Oregonian:

Though I’m a notorious deadline blower I did promise to deliver a manuscript in 2025 for publication in 2026. Fingers crossed.