Born in Buffalo, New York and educated at SUNY Geneseo in English literature and education, Adam Maciejewski writes political thrillers, literary fiction and even dabbles with magical realism. To him, writing is both an escape and a challenge. There's nothing better than taking a reader's breath away with an unexpected twist or stunning turn of phrase that sparks something in a reader. When not writing or reading, Adam loves spending time fishing with his two boys and making memories with his wife.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing during my freshman year in college. I found it surprisingly rewarding to only write for myself. It wasn't until a friend convinced me to do a reading and then submit to my college literary digest that I was hooked on making my work public.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest work is a novella told in vignettes. It's a different form than my first novel, American Insurgent, and I like the idea of playing with form. I am not the type of writer to settle on something -- my readers can expect me to push genre, form, myself, the language, with each text I write.
Stanley is your typical American high school student in 2000. He loves video games, has trouble talking to girls and half-heartedly searches for a college. But the attacks of September 11th, 2001 change the course of his life forever.
AMERICAN INSURGENT is the story of one boy trying to save the soul of America, even if it doesn't want to be saved.
Stanley has a problem: growing up in the age of terrorism in America. After 9/11 his society is fractured and teenagers like Stanley struggle to find where they belong and what they believe in this satirical look at what could have happened after that fateful day. Over-the-top PETA demonstrations and English 101 homework are the least of Stanley's problems in this political thriller.
Across the Table
on April 28, 2017
An interesting collection of stories centering on leaving. There's a sense of aimlessness in the characters that leads to intrigue. For example:Why do they choose to leave? Why not stay where they are?