Coming July 2019!

“What a terrific novel. Only a book this good could move so well from the intensities of youth to the disasters of the global world…. Blue Hours did that rarest of things, it took me places I never expected to go.”

– Joan Silber, award-winning author of Improvement

“In this constantly surprising novel, Kalotay manages to connect an often-forgotten past to the present-day, helping to make sense out of America's place in an often bewildering world.
– Suzy Hansen, Pulitzer Prize finalist for Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

“I’ve never read a novel quite like Blue Hours.…Part heroic quest, part social x-ray, part sui generis meditation on identity, this is a book that lodges, in the best sense, in the mind.”
– John Wray, award-winning author of Godsend and Lowboy

“A gripping adventure story… a heartbreaking love triangle. It is also a lyrical exploration of the intensely personal consequences of national political decisions…. This is an important novel for our time.”
– Rishi Reddi, award-winning author of Karma and Other Stories


  • Daphne on Public Radio International speaking about Mavis Gallant:  more

  • One City One Story Boston winner! more

  • Interview in more


  • New story out!  more

  • Roundtable discussion in The Brooklyn Rail  more

  • New mass market edition of Russian Winter  more