Ep. 80: Nikki Erlick, journalist & travel writer, NY Times Best Selling Author

The team sits down with Nikki Erlick, as part of the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival. Nikki’s book debuted #6 on the NY Times Best Seller list.

Nikki Erlick is a journalist and travel writer whose work has appeared online with New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Indagare Travel, The Huffington Post, and Vox.

Erlick’s eagerly anticipated debut novel, The Measure, will be published by HarperCollins in June 2022. Equally charming and thought-provoking, The Measure explores a philosophical question – “what if everybody on earth knew exactly how long they had left to live?” – with compassion and pragmatism, examining how the implications might trickle down into every area of modern life.

Of her inspiration for writing The Measure, Erlick says: “During this past year of tremendous pain and upheaval, I found myself reflecting on the ways in which we measure our own lives and success and happiness, the way we measure the value of others, and the way we measure a society as a whole. All of these thoughts poured into this story of a world that so closely resembles ours—but with one powerful, poignant twist. As someone who has always turned to literature for comfort and guidance, I am in awe of so many authors whose works have inspired such deep empathy within me, and my greatest wish is that this story might accomplish the same.”

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