Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

January 24, 2014

Elliot Ackerman published an essay in The Daily Beast called “The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi,” about “breaking bread with a former adversary.” His novel GREEN ON BLUE is forthcoming from Scribner.

FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer

FRANCES AND BERNARD by Carlene Bauer

January 24, 2014

FRANCES AND BERNARD was featured by Rene Steinke in the BookForum article “Flannery O’Connor, Faith, and Fiction.” She says “this epistolary novel gathers power and momentum as the correspondence between the characters..becomes more fraught…Bauer does an amazing job of dramatizing the journey of this friendship, each voice a convincingly particular evocation of a literary and religious imagination.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book February 5, 2013.

Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

January 17, 2014

Elliot Ackerman published an essay about his experiences as a Marine in Fallujah in The New Republic. His novel GREEN ON BLUE is forthcoming from Scribner.

Rilla Askew, KIND OF KIN

Rilla Askew

January 17, 2014

Rilla Askew published the essay “The Tornado That Hit Boggy” in TriQuarterly. Her latest book, KIND OF KIN, was published by Ecco on January 8, 2013.

Shelley Jackson

Shelley Jackson

January 17, 2014

Writer and artist Shelley Jackson (Patchwork Girl, Half Life, Skin) has launched her newest project, “Snow,” which was covered in the Los Angeles Times. “What would we do without Shelley Jackson?” asks David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic. “Snow” consists of a story inscribed entirely in snow which is available as a Flickr stream.

Danielle Steel, WINNERS

Danielle Steel

January 10, 2014

Danielle Steel has been awarded the prestigious French Legion of Honor joining other Americans who received the award such as Julia Child and Bob Dylan. Her most recent novel, WINNERS, was published by Delacorte Press on October 29, 2013.

LEXICON by Max Barry

LEXICON by Max Barry

January 10, 2014

Lexicon continues to earn acclaim. John Warner in his The Biblioracle column in the Chicago Tribune calls it, “Page-turner of the Year….a smart, character-based thrill.” Penguin Press published the book June 18, 2013.

SHANNARA Series by Terry Brooks

SHANNARA Series by Terry Brooks

December 19, 2013

MTV will air a drama series based on Terry Brooks’ much beloved SHANNARA books. Jon Favreau is to direct the series, and Al Gough and Miles Millar, whose credits include Smallville, will write the script. Dan Farah and Terry Brooks will help produce. WITCH WRAITH, the most recent book in the long running Shannara series, was published by Random House on July 16, 2013.

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS by Andrew Sean Greer

December 12, 2013

Andrew Sean Greer’s, THE IMPOSSIBLE LIVES OF GRETA WELLS is one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013. Ecco published the book June 25, 2013.

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

WILSON by A. Scott Berg

December 12, 2013

NPR named WILSON by A. Scott Berg one of the best books of 2013. In his recommendation, book critic Michael Schaub calls it a “thoughtful, absorbing biography” and “one of the most fast-paced, readable political biographies of recent times — and it’s essential reading for anyone interested in 20th century American history.” Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.