John Branch

John Branch

16th April 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.

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THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

16th April 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.

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Xiaolu Guo

Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List

16th April 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.

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Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN

12th April 2013

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN received rave reviews in The Boston Globe and was selected as a Best Book of the Week by Oprah.com, which said, “In this sly and wise new novel… Shearn captures both the beauty and the banality of parenthood.”

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THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

12th April 2013

Robert Caro’s THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON was awarded the New-York Historical Society’s annual American History Book Prize, to be presented Friday, April 12. Knopf published the book May 1, 2012.

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MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier

MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier

12th April 2013

Sidney Poitier’s MONTARO CAINE received a positive review in Kirkus, calling it, “A pleasant surprise, elegantly written and keenly observed. Think of it, in a way, as a Little Prince for grown-ups, without the aeronautics.” Spiegel and Grau will publish the book on May 7, 2013.

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THE RIVER OF NO RETURN by Bee Ridgway

THE RIVER OF NO RETURN by Bee Ridgway

12th April 2013

In Bee Ridgway’s wonderfully imaginative debut novel, a man and a woman travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and, thus, the future. THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is featured in the current issue of Vanity Fair’s ‘Hot Type’ section. The magazine calls it a “thrill ride.” Dutton will publish the book April 23, 2013.

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A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

12th April 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s was long listed for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.

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FIRST SIGHT by Danielle Steel

FIRST SIGHT by Danielle Steel

12th April 2013

Danielle Steel’s FIRST SIGHT received a positive Kirkus Review calling it, “A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms.” Delacorte Press will publish the book on July 16, 2013.

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THE PHARMACIST’S MATE AND 8 by Amy Fusselman

THE PHARMACIST’S MATE AND 8 by Amy Fusselman

12th April 2013

Amy Fusselman’s THE PHARMACIST’S MATE and 8, which have been re-released in a two-book format, were given a rave review in the Washington Post: “[The re-release] elevates the quality of the original, turning it into a deeper, more meaningful read.” The double-book package was published by McSweeney’s February 12, 2013.

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ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM by Milan Trenc

ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM by Milan Trenc

12th April 2013

ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM by Milan Trenc is being featured at the American Museum of Natural History with sleepover events on Friday, April 12, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, June 22. The events include a story time presentation, an IMAX movie, and live animal exhibitions. Christy Ottaviano Books (a division of Henry Holt) published the book March 19, 2013.

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ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

ELDERS by Ryan McIlvain

12th April 2013

Author Ryan McIlvain joined NPR Fresh Air’s Terry Gross to discuss his novel ELDERS. Hogarth published the book March 5, 2013.

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