Press and Events



“On Writing Characters Too Nuanced To Be Ignored” – interview – Electric Literature 

NY Times List of New Releases 3/30/2015 – “Ms. Strong has a highly sensitive awareness of the special kind of disappointment — and the painfully undying connection — that comes with family.”

San Francisco Chronicle – Review by Caroline Leavitt – “Strong’s characters are achingly detailed, and undeniably real…Strong’s story is provocative and her language is eloquent and full of surf, sand and salt spray”

LitHub – 23 Books to be excited by in March – “A book that promises a modern version of Tolstoy’s infamous “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” for right now.” – Emily Firetog (managing editor, Lit Hub)

Barnes and Noble Great Book Group Reads for 2016

Huffington Post – 32 New Books to Add to Your Shelf in 2016 – “This literary suspense novel, which is being touted as the Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng) of 2016, melds psychological insight, precise plotting and limpid prose.” – 16 Novels By Women Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2016 – “Strong renders her characters’ emotional lives with such depth and precision that this novel-writing thing seems like it’d be old hat for her.” – 17 Of 2016’s Most Anticipated Books –  “Strong is a force: her characters are fully alive, and her moments leap from the page. You’re going to love this.” – Most Anticipated Books of 2016

Cracking Reads – “Lynn Steger Strong’s characters are beguilingly human, full of good intentions that pave the way to the very worst kind of hell. Hold Still is powerful, melancholy, and devastating. You will read it in a single burst, and it will resonate for a long, long time.”


Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA 

March 18, 8pm Charlottesville Reading Series with Quan Barry and Taylor Brown, The Bridge PAI

March 19, 10am Fiction: What Just Happened? with Vanessa Blakeslee and Jan Ellison, Central JMRL Library

Hold Still Launch Events 

Book Culture, NY, NY, March 21, 7pm, In conversation with editor Katie Henderson Adams

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY, March 24, 7:30pm, In conversation with Michele Filgate


Barnes and Noble, Jensen Beach, FL, April 9, 4pm