Please Don’t Come Back From The Moon

“Bakopoulos’ endearing first novel . . . is a tale that, despite the boys’ empty longing, is full of hope.”


DEAN BAKOPOULOS’ first novel, Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon, was a New York Times Notable Book; he co-wrote and co-produced the film adaptation, which debuted at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. His second novel, My American Unhappiness, was named one of the year’s best novels by The Chicago Tribune, and his third novel, Summerlong was an independent bookstore bestseller and is now in development as a television series.


“There is no better guide through a hot summer in the heartland than Dean Bakopoulos.”

Jane Hamilton, The Book Of Ruth and A Map Of The World

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6 hours ago

A special @GrinnellWriters event this week for current students and our alumni…

Writers AT Grinnell
WE’RE BACK BABY! 😈 All Grinnell students and alums are welcome to join the illustrious @jumibello, Concepción De Leon, and @hooleil for a conversation on writing careers, MFAs, and more this Thursday! 🥰

Link will be in the campus memo. Email dudleyd for more info!

2 days ago

This is pretty hilarious but also accurate two minute rundown of CPAC speeches by the funniest person on Earth

My American Unhappiness

“Dean Bakopoulos is a writer to watch, a novelist to cherish.”

Peter Straub, author of A Dark Matter