THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan Maclean Weir

THE BOOK OF ESSIE by Meghan Maclean Weir

February 1, 2019

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Meghan Maclean Weir’s debut novel for the 2019 Alex Award. Knopf published the book on June 12, 2018.

BEARSKIN by James McLaughlin

BEARSKIN by James McLaughlin

January 25, 2019

Mystery Writers of America nominated James McLaughlin’s BEARSKIN for the Edgar award in the “Best First Novel by An American Author” category. Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine also nominated BEARSKIN for the Barry Award in the “Best First Novel” category. Ecco Press published the book on June 12, 2018.

WE THE CORPORATIONS by Adam Winkler

WE THE CORPORATIONS by Adam Winkler

January 25, 2019

Adam Winkler’s WE THE CORPORATIONS is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in the Nonfiction category. Liveright published the book on February 27, 2018.

RIDDANCE by Shelley Jackson

RIDDANCE by Shelley Jackson

January 11, 2019

Shelley Jackson’s RIDDANCE has been Longlisted for the Believer Book Award in Fiction. Black Balloon Publishing published the book on October 16, 2018.

INVISIBLE by Stephen L. Carter

INVISIBLE by Stephen L. Carter

December 14, 2018

Stephen Carter’s INVISIBLE was named to the longlist for Pen/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography. The book was also recently reviewed by The New Yorker, which called it “an engaging biography” and a “moving paean to female aspiration.” Henry Holt published the book on October 9, 2018.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

December 10, 2018

Kiese Laymon’s memoir was named the Best Audiobook of the year by Audible, Inc. The Audible write up says “I was stunned not only by his immense talent as a writer, but also by the unprecedented intimacy of what he was choosing to share. This is a voice we’ve rarely heard speak so vulnerably and frankly about the truth of what it is to be human. And it’s a voice that, perhaps more than any other this year, needs to be heard.”

HELLO WORLD by Hannah Fry

HELLO WORLD by Hannah Fry

November 9, 2018

Hannah Fry’s HELLO WORLD was shortlisted for The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, which is “the most prestigious non-fiction prize in the UK.”
W.W. Norton published the book in the U.S. on September 18, 2018.

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

HEAVY by Kiese Laymon

October 26, 2018

Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY has been selected for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction shortlist; it is one of three books to be honored. Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.

THE SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB by Craig Davidson

THE SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB by Craig Davidson

September 28, 2018

THE SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in Canada, which is awarded to the best Canadian novel or short story collection of the year, as selected by a three-member, independent judging panel. The jury citation calls the book, “Viscerally exciting and deeply thoughtful, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is powerfully written and satisfies at every level.” Knopf Canada published the book August 14, 2018.

SONORA by Hannah Lillith Assadi

SONORA by Hannah Lillith Assadi

September 28, 2018

Hannah Lillith Assadi is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree! “Think of it as the smallest, most prestigious fiction writers group in America,” writes Ron Charles for the Washington Post. “This year’s 5 Under 35 honorees, all born after Nov. 30, 1982, are a testament to the remarkable talent in the United States.” Soho Press published the book on March 28, 2017.