Maggie Pouncey’s “graceful debut” (Vogue) novel Perfect Reader is now on sale from Pantheon Books. Don’t miss Pouncey’s three NYC appearances this summer: Bookcourt on 6/28 at 7 pm, McNally Jackson on 7/8 at 7 pm, and Greenlight on 7/12 at 7:30 pm.
Maggie Pouncey was born in New York City and grew up there and in Amherst, Massachusetts, and New Haven, Connecticut. She received her B.A. and M.F.A. from Columbia University and has taught writing at Columbia, the Bard Prison Initiative, and the New York City nonprofit Girls Write Now. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
Praise for PERFECT READER
“Maggie Pouncey’s Perfect Reader is wry, vivid, loving, and exuberantly bookish. I enjoyed it tremendously.”
“Pouncey’s debut is marked by an extraordinary blend of tact, wit, mercy, and intelligence. The father/daughter knot is explored from an entirely fresh perspective, and it ties us in from beginning to end.”
“Tender, smart, and often wicked, especially on the subject of college towns, Pouncey’s first is impressively mature and entertaining . . . Fathers, daughters, and poetry are ruefully, wittily combined in an introspective literary debut.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred)