ZOEY LEIGH PETERSON
A writer originally from England, who has lived across much of the U.S. and now calls Canada home, Zoey Leigh Peterson is the author of one of the season’s heralded fiction debuts with her novel, Next Year, For Sure (Scribner). This is the story of a very committed relationship, which then becomes committed to others.
“Next Year, For Sure is one of those rare books that is so honest and alluring that while reading it I felt the giddy intoxication of finding a new best friend. In prose that seems simultaneously effortless and masterful, Zoey Leigh Peterson writes about the magical and ephemeral nature of love, the ebb and flow of relationships, the mysterious shifting of present into past. This book is smart and fresh and full of surprises, with characters who are so richly drawn, so complex and funny and achingly vulnerable that knowing them left me with a sense of being better known. Upon finishing, I want to read every single thing Zoey Leigh Peterson has ever written and ever will write, books and stories, birthday cards and grocery lists. This novel dazzled me.” – Aryn Kyle.