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.

LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE by Cutter Wood

LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE by Cutter Wood

November 21, 2017

Cutter Wood has been honored with a 2018 NEA Literature Creative Writing Fellowship in Prose! Algonquin will publish his debut book, LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE: THE STORY OF A CRIME, on April 17, 2018.

DARK AT THE CROSSING by Elliot Ackerman

DARK AT THE CROSSING by Elliot Ackerman

September 18, 2017

The 2nd novel by Elliot Ackerman was one of the 10 books on the longlist for the National Book Award. Knopf published the book on January 24, 2017.

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA by Jaroslav Kalfar

July 21, 2017

SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA is on the longlist for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Little Brown & Company published the book on March 7, 2017.

IN THE DAYS OF RAIN by Rebecca Stott

IN THE DAYS OF RAIN by Rebecca Stott

July 18, 2017

John Williams interviewed Rebecca for the Arts section of the July 9 edition of the New York Times. A Martinez hosted Rebecca Stott on NPR Weekend Edition on the Exclusive Brethren, adapting to the real world, and what her faith looks like now. Spiegel & Grau published IN THE DAYS OF RAIN on July 4, 2017.