E. Lockhart at the Tournament of Books.

The contenders she writes about are the two I've been most curious about, and she ultimately chose the one I'm most likely to read. So, yay!

From her decision:

My predispositions: I rarely care for westerns, especially not sad ones. I quite like a smutty book, especially a funny one.The Sisters Brothers is a sad western and Lightning Rods is a smutty comedy, so I read H’s novel first, pleased to be descending into a bit of highly literary obscenity. I write for teenagers, and the books I read for work are often pretty horndoggy—but never creatively filthy.