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The Seattle Times

What the Pacific Northwest is reading - August 30, 2019

"Current bestsellers from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association:

Hard Cover Fiction - #10 Hollow Kingdom, Kira Jane Buxton"

What the Pacific Northwest is reading - August 23, 2019

"Current bestsellers from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association:

Hard Cover Fiction - #5. Hollow Kingdom, Kira Jane Buxton"

What the Pacific Northwest is reading - August 16, 2019

"Current bestsellers from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association:

Hard Cover Fiction - #15. Hollow Kingdom, Kira Jane Buxton"

The Wichita Eagle

Best selling books in Wichita, week of August 11

"Watermark Books and Cafe: Bestsellers

#2. Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton"

TV, RADIO & PODCASTS

KUOW Seattle Public Radio - NPR

Bifocals Off Sunglasses On: What Are You Reading This Summer?

Ross Reynolds with Karen Maeda Allman and Kira Jane Buxton

Blog Talk Radio

Kira Jane Buxton and her explosive first fantasy novel Hollow Kingdom on AOTA

"Hollow Kingdom has turned out to be my most favorite fantasy novel of the year."

New Hampshire Public Radio - NHPR

The Summer Book Show: The Best New Books for Summer 2019

"It's just so funny, I couldn't stop laughing."

Georgia Public Broadcasting - NPR

Looking For Your Next Summer Read? Georgia's Independent Bookstores Have You Covered

"If you're going to read one book about the impending zombie apocalypse, this should be the book you read."

WAMC - Northwest Public Radio - Battenkill Books

REVIEWS

NPR

Humans Are Gone in 'Hollow Kingdom', So It's Up To The Crows

"Buxton takes a joyfully original approach to apocalyptic fiction. See, instead of us humans being the focal point in the story of our own extinction, it's the plethora of life that we leave behind that takes center stage."

LISTS

Indie Bound

Book Riot

20 of the Best Post-Apocalyptic Books of 2019

"Sorry, other books, but I have to admit that this is my favorite “world is ending” book of 2019."

Entertainment Weekly

20 New Books To Read In August

"Literary debuts don’t get much more high-concept than this."

Seattle Met

5 Seattle Books for the End of Summer

"A zombie comedy? A history of Silicon Valley? A sci-fi recommendation from Barack Obama? Yup."

Salon

You Need To Read This: 5 Hot New Fiction Books Coming In August

"I'd about given up on zombie apocalypse narratives until Kira Jane Buxton came along with her rollicking debut novel 'Hollow Kingdom'..."

BookPage

8 New Voices To Discover

"A totally fresh take on the apocalypse, peppered with hilarious philosophical discourse and a fascinating, imaginative animal world."

Gizmodo

Summer Is Fading But There Are Tons of New Sci Fi and Fantasy Books Coming to Brighten Up August

"This month’s crop of brand-new sci-fi and fantasy horror books include space battles with hostile aliens, multiple mages, a pet crow who’s got a front-row seat to the zombie apocalypse, ghosts, dragons, salty heroes, and even a few tales of tech gone wild. Dig in!"

Refinery29

Put These New August Books On Your TBR List & Stat

"The world through the lens of a crow’s eyes, and through Buxton’s whimsical and clever writing, is sweet, smart, and irresistible."

Get Lit - Simon and Schuster

Get LIt's Favorite New August 2019 Fiction

"Epic fights, thrilling chases, and an apocalyptic story told from a fascinating new perspective, Hollow Kingdom manages to be both somber and gleeful in one book you wish would never end."

Fast Company

‘Hobbs & Shaw,’ ‘Succession,’ and 95 other new movies, TV shows, albums, and books you must check out this month

"A totally fresh take on the apocalypse, peppered with hilarious philosophical discourse and a fascinating, imaginative animal world."

Good Housekeeping

20 New Fall Books You Have To Read This Season

"Pick up this delightfully weird book for a change from the usual — we promise it's like nothing you've read before."

BuzzFeed

29 Summer Books To Get Excited About

"Oh man, I love this book — so utterly crass, surprisingly tender, laugh-out-loud funny, and deliciously strange."

Powell's

Picks of the Month - August 2019

We Can't Wait: The Best Reads Of 2019

"I found this upcoming novel funny, weird, surprisingly touching, and extremely lovable — there’s something for everyone here!"

She Reads

15 Summer Books For The Eclectic Reader

"I am a sucker for debuts and post-apocalyptic stories, so I had to look into this one further. What I found is completely odd and yet it drew me in right away."

Q & As

Entertainment Weekly

How Nirvana, The Jungle Book, and Mr. Bean inspired an apocalyptic new novel narrated by a crow
"One element that informed the author’s process: pop culture. This genre-bending novel is entirely its own creation, to be sure, but influences and homages still abound."

Parade

'How Crows Can Teach Us To Live Our Best Lives'—Author Kira Jane Buxton Reveals Six Fascinating Facts About Crows

"I'm an animal lover and a bird nerd through and through, but of all the bird species, it’s the crow that has captured my heart. I befriended two wild crows who I spend time with every day and whom I consider family, and even went as far as to write my debut novel from the perspective of a crow."

Crosscut

In a Seattle infested by zombies, can a foul-mouthed crow save us all?

"Crosscut spoke with Buxton about using humor to face anxiety, the perils of animal narrators and her deep crow connection."

The Rumpus

The Crowtagonist At The End of The World: Talking With Kira Jane Buxton

"After talking over email, Kira met me at the Woodland Park Zoo, a central setting in her book. Walking through the trails and past animal enclosures provided an eerie reminder of what happens in Hollow Kingdom within that very space. During our visit, we spoke about crows, conservation, and craft."

Female First

Seven Things I Would Like My Readers To Know About Me

"Before I found my calling as a writer, I had many, many different jobs, including ice-cream scooper, failed actress, pet portrait artist, dog trainer, Beverly Hills bartender..."

The Seattle Review of Books

Shelf Awareness

Maximum Shelf: Hollow Kingdom

"Hollow Kingdom is a surprising, funny, genre-bending novel, an environmentalist parable crossed with an epic adventure story, difficult to describe and even more difficult to put down."

Hedgebrook

EXCERPTS

INDUSTRY NEWS

Publisher's Weekly

BookExpo 2019: Literary Fiction Gets the Buzz

"While there is an outpouring of compelling works this fall and winter, the most intriguing book, which was mentioned by several booksellers, must be Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton"

Books Are the Stars at BookExpo 2019

"Narrated by a crow after what Budner described as 'a viral zombie apocalypse' has killed off humanity, it is, according to Holman, 'the human apocalypse as only a crow can tell it.' "

Grand Central Charges into Its Second Decade

Publishers Marketplace

Buzz Books 2019: Spring/Summer

"...Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom, has been sold to AMC for its first animated TV series."

American Booksellers Association - Book Web

Check Out These ABA Pre-Order Calendar Highlights

The July 2019 Indie Next List Preview

"The July flier also features ads encouraging customers to pre-order Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton"

The Bookseller

Headline bags Buxton debut on foul-mouthed crow's battle to save humanity

"From the moment I read Kira’s novel, I fell in love with the world’s most unlikely apocalyptic hero. This is an incredibly special book and I am delighted to be publishing it here at Headline (UK).”

Web Wire

HBG Big News This Week: June 10-14, 2019

"Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom (GCP) has been selected as the #2 pick on the August 2019 Indie Next List."

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