Harriet Reuter Hapgood

Harriet Reuter Hapgood is the author of The Square Root of Summer, "a time-travel-quantum-physics-contemporary-romance YA." She is currently working on her second book, which is lauded as California meets Gilmore Girls meets black magic. Harriet is also a magazine sub-editor (Elle (collections), InStyle, Livingetc, Marie Claire, Stylist) and a proofreader.

  • These Words Matter: Harriet Reuter Hapgood

    These Words Matter: Harriet Reuter Hapgood

    Trying to identify one book that turned me into a reader is like trying to pick one word to be my favourite, whereupon I give you THE DICTIONARY. I’ve never not read. I came out of the birth canal with a book in my tiny hand. In a house filled with books, reading was like breathing. There was Truman Capote and Sylvia Plath, Saki and P.G. Wodehouse. Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle was pressed into my hands the minute I turned 13. We had a bookcase full of YA before we called it that: impossibly glamorous American books by Paula Danziger and Judy Blume, filled with such foreign escapades as yellow…