Simon Van Booy, author of Everything Beautiful Began After, on tour July 2011

Posted By on May 31, 2011

We think Simon Van Booy is one of the best kept secrets in the reading world! To introduce you to him, both The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter will be on tour along with his newest book, Everything Beautiful Began After.

About Everything Beautiful Began After

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (July 5, 2011)

Rebecca is young, lost, and beautiful. A gifted artist, she seeks solace and inspiration in the Mediterranean heat of Athens—trying to understand who she is and how she can love without fear.

George has come to Athens to learn ancient languages after growing up in New England boarding schools and Ivy League colleges. He has no close relationships with anyone and spends his days hunched over books or wandering the city in a drunken stupor.

Henry is in Athens to dig. An accomplished young archaeologist, he devotedly uncovers the city’s past as a way to escape his own, which holds a secret that not even his doting parents can talk about.

…And then, with a series of chance meetings, Rebecca, George, and Henry are suddenly in flight, their lives brighter and clearer than ever, as they fall headlong into a summer that will forever define them in the decades to come.

About The Secret Lives of People in Love

The Secret Lives of People in Love is the first short story collection by award-winning writer Simon Van Booy. These stories, set in Kentucky, New York, Paris, Rome, and Greece, are a perfect synthesis of intensity and atmosphere. Love, loss, human contact, and isolation are Van Booy’s themes. In radiant prose he writes about the difficult choices we make in order to retain our humanity and about the redemptive power of love in a violent world.

About Love Begins in Winter

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy’s characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them.

About Simon Van Booy

Simon Van Booy grew up in rural Wales. He is the author of The Secret Lives of People in Love and Love Begins in Winter, which won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He is the editor of three philosophy books, titled Why We Fight, Why We Need Love, and Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian, and on NPR. He lives in New York City, where he teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is involved in the Rutgers Early College Humanities program for young adults living in underserved communities. He was a finalist for the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, and his work has been translated into thirteen different languages.

Visit Simon at his website. You can also like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Simon’s Tour Stops

Wednesday, July 6th: Raging Bibliomania (Love Begins in Winter)

Thursday, July 7th: Books Like Breathing (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Monday, July 11th: Life In Review (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Tuesday, July 12th: Books Like Breathing (Love Begins in Winter)

Wednesday, July 13th: Rundpinne (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Thursday, July 14th: The House of the Seven Tails (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Monday, July 18th: Luxury Reading (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Tuesday, July 19th: “That’s Swell!” (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Wednesday, July 20th: Book-a-rama (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Thursday, July 21st: Bibliophiliac (The Secret Lives of People in Love)

Firday, July 22nd: Chaotic Compendiums (Love Begins in Winter)

Monday, July 25th: Regular Rumination (Love Begins in Winter)

Tuesday, July 26th: Caribousmom (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Wednesday, July 27th: Books Like Breathing (The Secret Lives of People in Love)

Thursday, July 28th: Unabridged Chick (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Tuesday, August 2nd: A Bookish Way of Life (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Wednesday, August 3rd: Steph and Tony Investigate (The Secret Lives of People in Love)

Thursday, August 11th: Books and Movies (The Secret Lives of People in Love)

Friday, August 12th: My Two Blessings (Everything Beautiful Began After)

Tuesday, August 30th: In the Next Room (Love Begins in Winter)

Wednesday, August 31st: In the Next Room (The Secret Lives of People in Love)

Monday, September 5th: In the Next Room  (Everything Beautiful Began After)

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