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Gibson House connects literary fiction with curious and discerning readers by fostering and promoting individual writers and their work.

Praise for Buddha Was a Cowboy
By Junior Burke

“Author and songwriter Burke’s . . . portrayal of academic arts administration is both good-natured and razor-sharp. Enthusiastically recommended for fans of Julie Schumacher (Dear Committee Members; The Shakespeare Requirement), Jane Smiley (Moo), and Tom Perrotta (Tracy Flick Can’t Win).”

Praise for The Town Crazy
By Suzzy Roche

“Singer-songwriter Roche probes the secrets of a small American town in this immersive character-driven tale. . . . Roche’s deep understanding of [the characters] will keep readers engaged all the way to the end.”

Publishers Weekly
Praise for Someone Should Pay for Your Pain
By Franz Nicolay

“Finally, the great indie-rock novel. . . . A heart-bruising story—like Dostoevsky in a DIY punk space.”

Rolling Stone
Praise for The Sturgeon's Heart
By Amy E. Casey

The writing is exquisite. . . . Wonderful characters, beautiful plotting, and a dramatic finale add up to a splendid novel.”

Five Questions: Junior Burke in conversation
with Peter Robertson

Junior Burke answers five questions about writing his “witty and crisp” academic satire, Buddha Was a Cowboy (Gibson House Press, September 13, 2022) with writer Peter Robertson. Read More   ›

Novel soundtracks
Music to read by

At Gibson House Press, we love music and musicians as much as we love literary fiction. We publish excellent novels written by working musicians and musicians at heart.

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