Ordinary people, not ordinary reading

Sponsor Nicole Dieker is a wonder. You may have seen her reading around town, or seen her work as editor of The Billfold, or writing on Lifehacker, the Write Life, and Spark Notes.

She's also just published her debut novel, The Biographies of Ordinary People, and she's allowed us to run the full first chapter on our Sponsor's page for you to check out. We think you're gonna love it. The story is an episodic, ensemble narrative — think Little Women, or A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Sponsors like Nicole make the Seattle Review of Books possible. Did you know you could sponsor us, as well? Get your stories, or novel, or event in front of our passionate audience. We only have four openings left in our current block! Take a glance at our sponsorship information page for dates and details.