One of the strengths of Yates’s writing is his ability to work out complicated plot points and weave together the threads of the story in a dramatically effective manner.

Bay Area Reporter

Review of Brothers Bishop

Brilliantly written and funny as hell.


Review of The Distance Between Us

Yates effectively captures the honest, sometimes silly, often tender interactions between his fragile characters.


Review of Leave Myself Behind

Imaginative and thought-provoking.

USA Today

Review of The Third Hill North of Town