Sunjeev Sahota

Sunjeev Sahota

April 19, 2013

Sunjeev Sahota has been named one of Granta’s 20 Best of Young British Novelists. The honor is given every 10 years by the London-based literary magazine, which describes the list as “the future of literature in Britain.” In a short introduction, Salman Rushdie praised Sahota’s work, saying “I read this piece without knowing its title or the writer’s name (both Top Secret at the time) but the talent couldn’t be redacted. There it is on every page, strong, fresh and true. I look forward to reading more.”

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

April 16, 2013

Tom Reiss’s THE BLACK COUNT: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo has won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The New York Times Book Review, one of many to praise the book, called Reiss’ work “fascinating…a richly imaginative biography.” Crown published the book September 18, 2012.

Xiaolu Guo

Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List

April 16, 2013

Authors Xiaolu Guo and Sunjeev Sahota have both made Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List. The London based literary magazine recognizes and honors twenty writers that they believe to be “the future of literature in Britain.” Xialou Guo’s most recent novel to be published in the U.S. is “Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth” was published by Nan A. Talese on August 5, 2008. Sunjeev Sahota first novel, “Ours are the Streets,” was published by Picador on September 1, 2011.

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

April 12, 2013

Robert Caro’s THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON was awarded the New-York Historical Society’s annual American History Book Prize, to be presented Friday, April 12. Knopf published the book May 1, 2012.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

April 12, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s was long listed for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

April 12, 2013

Manuel Gonzales was long listed for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Riverhead published the book January 10, 2013.

RODIN’S DEBUTANTE by Ward Just

RODIN’S DEBUTANTE by Ward Just

March 15, 2013

Ward Just was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters this year, one of only three new members. His latest novel RODIN’s DEBUTANTE was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 1, 2011.

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

March 1, 2013

Robert Caro won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography for his book THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON. This marks the third time he has received the award. Knopf published THE PASSAGE OF POWER on May 1, 2012.

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

March 1, 2013

Robert Caro has won the New York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize for LYNDON B JOHNSON: THE PASSAGE OF POWER, the fourth volume in his biography of the former president. Knopf published THE PASSAGE OF POWER on May 1, 2012.

THE AUDIES 2013

March 1, 2013

The Audies, an award honoring excellence in audiobooks, has nominated SPEAKS THE NIGHTBIRD by Robert McCammon for Fiction, PACIFIC CRUCIBLE by Ian Toll for History, THE CRISIS OF ZIONISM by Peter Beinart for Non-fiction, and SLOUCHING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM by Joan Didion for Short Stories/Collections.