Lily King's immersive, darkly witty, and introspective new novel, Writers & Lovers, tells the story of 31-year-old writer Casey Peabody's journey toward understanding her mother's death and reconciling herself with her past. After her mother dies suddenly on a trip to Chile, Casey feels her entire world shift out of place. She attempts to bury her grief in life, relationships, and writing. A series of unexpected disappointments leads Casey to question who she is becoming, and who she wants to be. Through Casey's first person narrative, King explores themes of fear, loss, and renewal.