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  The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Viking/Penguin (2013)    “As early as he can remember, the narrator of this remarkable novel has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s hopelessly unreliable—yet hopelessly earnest—narrator will be haunted by the success of his greatest friend and literary rival, the brilliant Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. A profound exploration of the nature of truth and storytelling, this delightful picaresque tale heralds Jansma as a bold, new American voice.”    2014 PEN/Hemingway Award,  Honorable Mention   Barnes & Noble Discover Pick    American Booksellers Association “Indie Next” Pick   Available at your local bookstore and on:   Amazon  //  Barnes & Noble  //  Indiebound

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, Viking/Penguin (2013)

“As early as he can remember, the narrator of this remarkable novel has wanted to become a writer. From the jazz clubs of Manhattan to the villages of Sri Lanka, Kristopher Jansma’s hopelessly unreliable—yet hopelessly earnest—narrator will be haunted by the success of his greatest friend and literary rival, the brilliant Julian McGann, and endlessly enamored with Evelyn, the green-eyed girl who got away. A profound exploration of the nature of truth and storytelling, this delightful picaresque tale heralds Jansma as a bold, new American voice.”

2014 PEN/Hemingway Award, Honorable Mention

Barnes & Noble Discover Pick

American Booksellers Association “Indie Next” Pick

Available at your local bookstore and on:

Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Indiebound

  Why We Came to the City, Viking/Penguin (2016)    Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize , Longlist   Junior Library Guild Selection    “December, 2008. A heavy snowstorm is blowing through Manhattan and the economy is on the brink of collapse, but none of that matters to a handful of guests at a posh holiday party. Five years after their college graduation, the fiercely devoted friends at the heart of this richly absorbing novel remain as inseparable as ever: editor and social butterfly Sara Sherman, her troubled astronomer boyfriend George Murphy, loudmouth poet Jacob Blaumann, classics major turned investment banker William Cho, and Irene Richmond, an enchanting artist with an inscrutable past.”    Available at your local bookstore and on:   Amazon  //  Barnes & Noble  //  Indiebound

Why We Came to the City, Viking/Penguin (2016)

Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, Longlist

Junior Library Guild Selection

“December, 2008. A heavy snowstorm is blowing through Manhattan and the economy is on the brink of collapse, but none of that matters to a handful of guests at a posh holiday party. Five years after their college graduation, the fiercely devoted friends at the heart of this richly absorbing novel remain as inseparable as ever: editor and social butterfly Sara Sherman, her troubled astronomer boyfriend George Murphy, loudmouth poet Jacob Blaumann, classics major turned investment banker William Cho, and Irene Richmond, an enchanting artist with an inscrutable past.”

Available at your local bookstore and on:

Amazon // Barnes & Noble // Indiebound

  New York Odyssée, Rue Fromentin/Livre de Poche (2017)   New York Odyssée is the prize-winning French translation of  Why We Came to the City  by  Sophie Troff   “Irene, Jacob, William, George et Sara, inséparables depuis l’université, viennent de s’installer à New York. Ils ont vingt-cinq ans, sillonnent la ville, naviguent entre fêtes et premiers jobs. Mais la maladie d’Irene bouleverse tout et donne une direction nouvelle à leur existence. Avec  New York Odyssée , Kristopher Jansma signe un magistral portrait de groupe avant de basculer vers le drame intime de chacun. Un roman ironique, juste et sensible sur le deuil et l’amitié.”    Prix des Lecteurs,  Finalist   Prix du Livre de Voyage Urbain du Figaro,  Winner   Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine,  Long List   Prix America , Finalist   Prix du Livre Etranger France Inter-Journal du Dimanche,  Finalist  Disponible dans votre librairie locale et sur:   Amazon  //  Fnac //  Cultura

New York Odyssée, Rue Fromentin/Livre de Poche (2017)

New York Odyssée is the prize-winning French translation of Why We Came to the City by Sophie Troff

“Irene, Jacob, William, George et Sara, inséparables depuis l’université, viennent de s’installer à New York. Ils ont vingt-cinq ans, sillonnent la ville, naviguent entre fêtes et premiers jobs. Mais la maladie d’Irene bouleverse tout et donne une direction nouvelle à leur existence.
Avec New York Odyssée, Kristopher Jansma signe un magistral portrait de groupe avant de basculer vers le drame intime de chacun. Un roman ironique, juste et sensible sur le deuil et l’amitié.”
 
Prix des Lecteurs, Finalist

Prix du Livre de Voyage Urbain du Figaro, Winner

Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine, Long List

Prix America, Finalist

Prix du Livre Etranger France Inter-Journal du Dimanche, Finalist

Disponible dans votre librairie locale et sur:

Amazon // Fnac// Cultura