THE IMPEACHMENT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Stephen L. Carter

THE IMPEACHMENT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Stephen L. Carter

April 19, 2013

THE IMPEACHMENT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Stephen L. Carter was included on Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Fiction list, featuring the best historical novels Booklist has reviewed between April 15, 2012 and April 1, 2013. Knopf published THE IMPEACHMENT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN on July 10, 2012.

HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL by Robert Goolrick

HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL by Robert Goolrick

April 19, 2013

HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL by Robert Goolrick was included on Booklist’s Top 10 Historical Fiction list, featuring the best historical novels Booklist has reviewed between April 15, 20120 and April 1, 2013. Algonquin published HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL on June 12, 2012.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

April 19, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS received a rave review from Kirkus, which called it “a challenging, rich, aesthetic autobiography and intellectual high-wire act that rarely falters.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book August 13, 2013.

SPARTA by Roxana Robinson

SPARTA by Roxana Robinson

April 19, 2013

SPARTA by Roxana Robinson was reviewed in Publishers Weekly: “Robinson’s fifth novel…is a detailed examination of the inner life of a Marine returning home after combat… By letting the reader live in Conrad’s skin, Robinson creates a moving chronicle of how we fail our returning troops.”
Sarah Crichton Books (FSG) will publish the book on June 4, 2013.

Sunjeev Sahota

Sunjeev Sahota

April 19, 2013

Sunjeev Sahota has been named one of Granta’s 20 Best of Young British Novelists. The honor is given every 10 years by the London-based literary magazine, which describes the list as “the future of literature in Britain.” In a short introduction, Salman Rushdie praised Sahota’s work, saying “I read this piece without knowing its title or the writer’s name (both Top Secret at the time) but the talent couldn’t be redacted. There it is on every page, strong, fresh and true. I look forward to reading more.”

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher

April 19, 2013

Nicholas Christopher was interviewed by GQ about his new novel, TIGER RAG. The novel, “paints a picture of a jazz recording session so vividly that the reader might want to keep a towel handy for mopping his brow James Brown-style.” The Dial Press published the book January 1, 2013.

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE by David Shields

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE by David Shields

April 19, 2013

David Shields’ HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE was favorably reviewed in the London Evening Standard and the Huffington Post, which called the book “an amazing reading experience” and Shields a “maestro.” The London Evening standard called it “thoroughly rewarding.” Knopf published the book in February 2013.

John Branch

John Branch

April 16, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing went to John Branch of the New York Times for “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, his work on skiers killed in an avalanche. Branch is now at work on a book based on another New York Times series, which was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, on hockey player Derek Boogaard and his brain condition. The book was sold at auction to W.W. Norton.

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

April 16, 2013

Tom Reiss’s THE BLACK COUNT: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo has won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The New York Times Book Review, one of many to praise the book, called Reiss’ work “fascinating…a richly imaginative biography.” Crown published the book September 18, 2012.

Xiaolu Guo

Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List

April 16, 2013

Authors Xiaolu Guo and Sunjeev Sahota have both made Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List. The London based literary magazine recognizes and honors twenty writers that they believe to be “the future of literature in Britain.” Xialou Guo’s most recent novel to be published in the U.S. is “Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth” was published by Nan A. Talese on August 5, 2008. Sunjeev Sahota first novel, “Ours are the Streets,” was published by Picador on September 1, 2011.