THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS by Sunjeev Sahota

THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS by Sunjeev Sahota

July 31, 2015

Sunjeev Sahota’s debut novel is one of the 13 titles on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Picador has already published the book in the UK and Knopf will publish the book in the U.S. on March 1, 2016….

Namwali Serpell

July 9, 2015

Namwali Serpell was awarded the 2015 Caine Prize for African writing for her story “The Sack” and becomes the first Zambian writer to win the prestigious prize. She will be splitting the £10,000 cash prize with all the shortlisted writers. “The Sack” explores the power struggle between two men, one very ill, and the woman who came between them. The South African writer Zoë Wicomb, who chaired the judging panel, called it “formally innovative, stylistically stunning, haunting and enigmatic in its effects”…

THE HOPEFUL by Tracy O’Neill

THE HOPEFUL by Tracy O’Neill

July 7, 2015

Tracy O’Neill’s debut novel about an aspiring figure skater who suffers from a career-ending injury has been long-listed for the Center For Fiction First Novel Prize. Ig Publishing published the book on June 9, 2015. CLICK ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming

A COLDER WAR by Charles Cumming

June 5, 2015

A COLDER WAR won the eDunnit award at CrimeFest. St. Martin’s Press published the book on August 5th, 2014.

BOY ON ICE by John Branch

BOY ON ICE by John Branch

May 14, 2015

John Branch’s book about the life and death of hockey star Derek Boogaard has won the PEN/ESPN award for Literary Sports Writing. W.W. Norton published the book October 1, 2014.

Jungleland

Chris Stewart

April 30, 2015

Chris Stewart, author of JUNGLELAND, is part of the team of Wall Street Journal reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize in the investigative category. The staff won for the paper’s “Medicare Unmasked” series that provided Americans “unprecedented access to previously confidential data on the motivations and practices of their health care providers.” The Journal’s stories came after a prolonged legal fight that led the government to release the data. JUNGLELAND was published by Harper on January 8, 2013.

SPARTA by Roxanna Robinson

SPARTA by Roxanna Robinson

April 17, 2015

Roxanna Robinson’s, SPARTA was shortlisted for the IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The award is notable for being the most valuable literary award for a single work of fiction in English with a price of €100,000 going to the winner. Farrar, Straus & Giroux first published the book on June 4, 2013.

THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

April 10, 2015

Lin Enger’s High Divide is shortlisted for the Maine Reader’s Choice Award. Algonquin published the book on September 23, 2014.

THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris

THIS IS A MOOSE by Richard T. Morris

April 8, 2015

Janklow & Nesbit’s own Richard Morris’s children’s book, THIS IS A MOOSE, has been chosen as a finalist for the 2015 Indies Choice Book Awards. The finalists are chosen by members of the American Booksellers Association. Little, Brown published the book on May 6th, 2014.

THE TROOP by Craig Davidson writing as Nick Cutter

THE TROOP by Craig Davidson writing as Nick Cutter

April 8, 2015

Craig Davidson has won the inaugural James Herbert Award for Horror Writing, for his novel THE TROOP. The award commemorates the late horror writer James Herbert, whose daughter said of THE TROOP, “This is the darkest of tales where human evil meets an insatiable force of nature to wreak havoc on kids, a scout troop, no less. What could be better? My father would have chuckled in his chair; his fans will love it. And you’ll never go camping again.