Emma Straub lives in New York City. She is the author of a short-story collection, Other People We Married. Her first novel, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, is published by Picador.
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While the world has become obsessed with taking selfies, we've been taking shelfies.
I decided to set The Vacationers in Mallorca on something of a whim. I knew I wanted it to take place on an island (metaphors!), and I knew I wanted the setting to feel somewhat remote to an American family.
This year we published Suzette Field's A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Literature. Parties are at the heart of literature, they're where the drama happens; this book is a compendium of who was there, what they wore, what was eaten and who said what to whom. In tribute to all the festivities in the book, we've asked our authors to tell us a little about their best parties, real and fictional.
Emma Straub is the author of the wonderful Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, a captivating debut about the lure of the 1930s Hollywood, in all its dangerous glamour. Here Emma shares her favourite books, films and parties - why not go out and discover them for yourself?!
What would you like to receive for your fortieth birthday? Picador author and recent tricenarian Emma Straub lists the ten things she would love to receive.
Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures has all the 1930s Hollywood glamour you could ask for. Elsa Emerson has always dreamed of being an actress, and now that wish seems to be coming true. Dip into the beginning of the journey that sees her become a Hollywood star called Laura Lamont.
Earlier this year, Picador author Emma Straub went to Penguin's Book Expo America party in New York. She pinned down the authors present and asked them the questions you'll be desperate to know the answers to...