Lily King is the author of the novels The Pleasing Hour, The English Teacher, Father of the Rain, and, most recently, Euphoria. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, The Barnes and Noble Discover Award, the Maine Fiction Award, and the New England Book Award for Fiction, and her short fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
Lily King on the Publication of Euphoria
Finishing a novel is like a break-up; you lose your characters and everyone attached to them, their friends, their family. You see a blue hat and you remember a story from their youth, which was never your youth, though for a while it felt exactly like it....