THE GREAT CONVERGENCE by Kishore Mahbubani

THE GREAT CONVERGENCE by Kishore Mahbubani

February 7, 2014

Kishore Mahbubani has been long-listed for the Lionel Gelber Prize for his book THE GREAT CONVERGENCE: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World. William Thorsell, Jury Chair, says about the long-listed books: “These are books of striking originality and insight…Readers seeking to better comprehend the roots and course of our international system will be deeply indebted to these authors.” PublicAffairs published the book on February 5, 2013.

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE by Robert Hilburn

January 31, 2014

Robert Hilburn’s JOHNNY CASH: The Life is one of the winning non-fiction titles on the 2014 Notable Books List from Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association. The list is an annual literary award that identifies outstanding and noteworthy fiction, nonfiction and poetry for adult readers. We’re pleased to report that has been included. Little, Brown and Company published the book on October 29, 2013.

LEXICON by Max Barry

LEXICON by Max Barry

January 31, 2014

During its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, The American Library Association made Max Barry’s book is a recipient of the Alex Award for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences. Penguin Press published the book on June 18, 2013.

SHARDS by Ismet Prcic

Ismet Prcic

January 31, 2014

Ismet Prcic’s “Imperial Dreams,” a feature film co-written with Matt Vitthal about an ex-con trying to reconnect with his son, won the Best of Next audience award at Sundance Film Festival. Prcic’s award-winning novel SHARDS was published by Grove Atlantic on October 4, 2011.

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

January 31, 2014

Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was named an “Outstanding 2013 Short Story Collection” by The Story Prize. Simon & Schuster published the book on February 19, 2013.

THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales

THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales

January 31, 2014

Manuel Gonzales’ THE MINIATURE WIFE was named an “Outstanding 2013 Short Story Collection” by The Story Prize. Riverhead published the book on January 10, 2013.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

December 19, 2013

Olivia Laing, who was awarded the 2014 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award, was featured in Publishers Weekly discussing the award. Of the Eccles Award, Laing said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be an Eccles Writer in Residence at the British Library. I always found it a very stimulating and inspiring place to work.” Picador will publish her first book THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING in the U.S. on December 24, 2013.

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing

December 6, 2013

Olivia Laing’s THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING has been shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award. In an official statement, the judges called it: “An enthralling meld of memoir, travelogue, literary biography and personal journey, which sends you eagerly back to the work of six troubled but brilliant US writers.” Picador will publish the book on December 24, 2013.

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley

December 6, 2013

THE ABSENCE OF MERCY by John Burley has been selected as the Book of the Month Club’s National Black Ribbon winner, calling the title “a harrowing tale of suspense involving a brutal murder and dark secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid, tight-knit Midwestern town.” William Morrow published the book on November 19, 2013.

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

November 22, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US has been nominated for the International Impac Dublin Award, which said, “Ausubel’s varying writing style of elegance and lyricism…making for a stunning debut with a moving narrative that underscores the importance of stories and the people who survive to tell them.” Riverhead published the book on March 15, 2012.