Edan Lepucki Gives ‘Colbert Bump’ to Sweetness #9

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Edan Lepucki‘s debut novel California has been the poster child for the conflict between Amazon and Hachette ever since Sherman Alexie plugged the book on The Colbert Report. Since receiving the Colbert bump, California has hit the #3 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. When Colbert invited Lepucki onto Monday’s show, she took the opportunity to plug another Hachette debut novel, Stephan Eirik Clark’s Sweetness #9.


Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →