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.

Olivia Laing, THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING

Olivia Laing

November 1, 2013

Olivia Laing was awarded the 2014 Eccles British Library Writer in Residence Award. Now in its third year, the Award promotes awareness of the British Library collections relating to the USA and allows the recipient to use the collections to research their upcoming publications. Picador will publish Laing’s book THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING on December 24, 2013.

Joan Didion, BLUE NIGHTS

Joan Didion

September 13, 2013

The PEN Center USA awards have recognized Joan Didion with their lifetime achievement award. She will be presented the award by Harrison Ford in a ceremony in October.