Adrian Liang
Adrian Liang
Adrian is an East Coast transplant to the gorgeous Northwest. One of the fortunate few who has parlayed her English degree into a paying gig, Adrian has been working in the book world for more than twenty years, which makes her feel both a tiny bit old and very, very lucky.

Recent posts by Adrian

Celebrity Picks: Christopher Kimball's Favorite Reads of 2017

Christopher Kimball, the founder of Milk Street in Boston, prefers to spend time with a book when he gets the chance. See his favorite three books of 2017.

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Lee Child Talks about Opioids, Jack Reacher, and "The Midnight Line"

We talk with Lee Child about the opioid epidemic, whether Reacher will ever get a dog, and his new novel, The Midnight Line.

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2017 Kirkus Prize Winners Announced

Kirkus names its picks for the best fiction, nonfiction, and young readers' books among those that gained starred Kirkus reviews this year.

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Six Sweet and Sizzling Holiday Romances

Make yourself an eggnog latte and spend some quality time with these sometimes hot and always heartwarming new holiday romances starring hockey players, dukes, cowboys, woodcarver artists (yes, I'm serious), and more.

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The Lore of "Lore"

Aaron Mahnke tells us about how his popular podcast began, the recent jump of "Lore" to books and TV, and whether he believes in ghosts.

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Rupi Kaur Breaks New Ground with "The Sun and Her Flowers"

Rupi Kaur, a worldwide poet phenomenon, speaks with us about her brand-new poetry book, the sun and her flowers, and the other projects that get her creative juices flowing.

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Danielle Steel on How She Gave a Familiar Fairytale a New Spin

Danielle Steel answers our questions about evil stepbrothers, her love for California's Napa Valley, and how she keeps every book different.

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Strange Books to Get You Ready for "Stranger Things 2"

Five books to whet your appetite for more bloodthirsty creatures, more evil, and more kids to the rescue.

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Best Romances of October: Our Top Picks

Put the kettle on and cozy up with one of these five new love stories that will burn through the winter chill.

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Ten Years after "The Name of the Wind," Patrick Rothfuss Talks about What Brings Him Joy

We talk with Patrick Rothfuss about the ten years since "The Name of the Wind," working with Lin-Manuel Miranda on getting the Kingkiller Chronicles to the screen, and Rothfuss's legendary bear sanctuary.

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A Brave Graphic Memoir Throws a Light on the Shadow of Mental Illness

Katie Green exposes the lingering hold of her mental illness and her stop-and-go progress toward recovery in a vividly honest debut graphic memoir that we picked as one of the ten best books of October.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of October: Our Top 6 Picks

Two very different debut fantasy novels, a brilliant overturning of social hierarchy, monsters galore, an insidious fungus, and Ann Leckie's return to the universe of the Imperial Radch are among our top picks of the month of Octobe

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Adam Rutherford on Surprises in Our Genetic Past (Like: Interbreeding!)

Adam Rutherford on how we know that we're all far more closely related than you'd ever imagine.

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Colleen Hoover Explores Family Secrets in "Without Merit"

Bestselling author Colleen Hoover talks with us about her newest novel, "Without Merit," how she keeps readers on their toes, and the powerful reaction to last year's gut-wrenching "It Ends with Us."

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Ann Leckie Puts a New Spin on a Familiar Universe

At the very beginning of her 11-city tour, we spoke with Ann Leckie about her new book that follows her prize-winning Imperial Radch series, what she's been reading, and what a shelf full of awards means for her writing life.

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