STEPHEN FLORIDA by Gabe Habash

STEPHEN FLORIDA by Gabe Habash

April 20, 2018

Habash’s debut STEPHEN FLORIDA was selected as a Young Lions Fiction Award finalist, which honors the works of five talented young authors. Coffee House Press published the book on June 6, 2017.

NINE CONTINENTS by Xiaolu Guo

NINE CONTINENTS by Xiaolu Guo

March 29, 2018

Xiaolu Guo’s acclaimed memoir received the 2017 National Book Critic Circle Award in the Autobiography category. The book was also featured on the 2018 shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize. Grove Atlantic published the book in the U.S. on October 3, 2017.

THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing

THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing

March 12, 2018

Olivia Laing was awarded one of eight of the Windham-Campbell prizes. The prize of $165,000.00 is per the Guardian “intended to give them the freedom to write, liberated from money worries.” Her latest book, THE LONELY CITY, was published by Picador on March 1, 2016.

A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS by Seth Fishman

A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS by Seth Fishman

February 28, 2018

A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS won the Mathical Book Prize for Grades 3-5. The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC).

SOUPY LEAVES HOMES by Cecil Castellucci

SOUPY LEAVES HOMES by Cecil Castellucci

February 28, 2018

SOUPY LEAVES HOME, written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jose Pimienta, has been chosen by the 2018 Amelia Bloomer Committee as one of the titles to be honored this year on the Amelia Bloomer List. Each year the Amelia Bloomer List recommends recent books with significant feminist content for young readers of all ages and is a project of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Dark Horse Books published the graphic novel on March 2, 2017.

SONORA by Hannah Lillith Assadi

SONORA by Hannah Lillith Assadi

January 25, 2018

SONORA was named to the shortlist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. The $25,000 award is given to “an author whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2017—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” Soho Press published the book on March 28, 2017.

NINE CONTINENTS by Xiaolu Guo

NINE CONTINENTS by Xiaolu Guo

January 13, 2018

Xiaolu Guo’s memoir was named to the shortlist for the 2017 Costa Biography Award. The judges called the book “an eye-opening and compelling account of one woman’s search for art, love and freedom.” Grove Press published the book in the U.S. on October 3, 2017.

IN THE DAYS OF RAIN by Rebecca Stott

IN THE DAYS OF RAIN by Rebecca Stott

January 13, 2018

Rebecca Stott’s memoir was named to the shortlist for the 2017 Costa Biography Award. The judges called the book “a vivid and truly unforgettable family story of life in a cult.” Spiegel & Grau published the book on July 4, 2017.

THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING by Kiran Hargrave

THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING by Kiran Hargrave

December 6, 2017

THE ISLAND AT THE END OF EVERYTHING has been shortlisted for not one but two awards, the Blue Peter Award for Best Story and the Costa Children’s Book Award. The Blue Peter Awards called the book, “Poetic, bittersweet and full of heart, this has the feel and quality of an instant classic” and the Costa Awards said it was, “Entirely original with not a word out of place – as vivid and beautiful as the butterflies themselves.”

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

December 6, 2017

Jaroslav Kalfar, author of novel SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA, is a recipient of a 2018 NEA Literary Fellowship. Little, Brown published SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA on March 7, 2017.