Simon Van Booy is a literary gift. The thoughtful, philosophical, and introspective trifecta. His latest novel, The Illusion of Separateness explores the way people enter our lives when they are supposed to, providing the connection we need to serve ourselves and one another. 


Publisher’s Weekly starred review says, “Using restraint and a subtle dose of foreshadowing, Van Booy expertly entangles these disparate lives; but it’s what he leaves out that captures the imagination. Full of clever staccato sentences bookended by snippets of inner monologue — obvious, but ripe with meaning, the writing is what makes this remarkable book soar.”

Listen to his recent NPR Interview with Diane Rehm