Nickolas Butler was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His award-winning debut novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, was an international bestseller and has been optioned for film by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Butler graduated from the University of Wisconsin before attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently lives in Wisconsin with his wife and their two children.
shotgunbutler - 3 days ago
18 days until "The Hearts of Men" releases in the US! Have you pre-ordered your copies, yet? Will I see you at an independent bookstore or library in the next several months (check my website for tour dates)? Perhaps I'll be coming to your town, fully clothed in my vintage Scout regalia! Amazingly, my Scout shirt still fits. Snugly.
shotgunbutler - one month ago
Nickolas Butler updated their cover photo.
Nice shout-out from the good folks at "Ploughshares":
shotgunbutler - 2 months ago
Facebook tells me that I haven't posted on this page in 93 days. So how's this for self promotion: "The Hearts of Men" is roughly two and half months away from publication. It has, so far, received three starred reviews (Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal, and Kirkus), been called one of Top 10 books for Spring (Publisher's Weekly), been nominated for two of France's most prestigious prizes for foreign literature, and will be published in Denmark, Norway, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and France... I'm very proud of this book. I hope you'll consider pre-ordering a copy from your local bookstore (or elsewhere). I've updated my website to reflect this spring's aggressive touring schedule. I'll be everywhere from Florida to Colorado, Minneapolis to Cincinnati. If you've never been to a reading before, I hope you'll consider coming out this spring. I'd like to thank you for supporting my career. I should probably post something more often, maybe...
shotgunbutler - 5 months ago
Woke up this morning to discover that "The Hearts of Men" has been longlisted for a major literary prize (the Medicis prize for foreign literature) in France. I have to thank everyone at my French publisher, Autrement, but in particular, my translator Mireille Vignol. I don't know how a book set at a Boy Scout camp in northern Wisconsin and fascinated with supper clubs, birds, baseball cards, and American gun culture transcends its own Middlewesterness, but... She helped make it so. Thanks also to Camille Paulian, my stellar French publicist, and my former editor, Raphaëlle Liebaert.
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