Welcome to the

website of Stephen Lovely, author of the novel Irreplaceable and Director of the Iowa Young Writers' Studio.

"Stephen Lovely's debut novel is wise, heartbreaking, funny, and human in every possible way. He manages to humanize the sterile world of heart transplants, the faceless victims and lucky receivers of their organs, and the families who are touched forever by happenstance. Irreplaceable is unforgettable. I simply love this book."

— Ann Hood, author of Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine

Irreplaceable Reading Group Guide

Read Irreplaceable with your Book Club or Reading Group and I will be happy to discuss it with you, either in person — if geography allows — or by phone. You can download a Reading Group Guide here: