Emma Straub lives in New York City. She is the author of a short-story collection, Other People We Married. Her first novel, Laura Lamonts Life in Pictures, is published by Picador.
We've picked out some of our favourite paperbacks for this summer. Whether you're a history buff, an American literature fan or a love story obsessive, there's something for you.
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.
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?!
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...