Rene Steinke, FRIENDSWOOD

Rene Steinke

August 15, 2014

Rene Steinke’s essay “The Driver Just Didn’t See You” was published in the “Lives” column of the August 10th, 2014 issue of the New York Times Magazine. Riverhead will publish her latest book, FRIENDSWOOD, on August 14.

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

August 11, 2014

For the week ending 8/3 Dan Harris’ 10% HAPPIER: How I Tamed The Voice In My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works- A True Story was #16 on the LA TIMES list and #37 on the IndieBound list for Hardcover Nonfiction. Recently Dan Harris was interviewed on Eric Zimmer’s The One Your Feed podcast and on Twitter by Talks With Teachers as part of their Nonfiction Book club. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.

Richard Preston, THE HOT ZONE

Richard Preston

August 11, 2014

Richard Preston, author of THE HOT ZONE, has a piece in the August 11/18th issue of The New Yorker about the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa. Random House published the #1 New York Times bestseller THE HOT ZONE in 1994.

PAINTED HORSES by Malcolm Brooks

PAINTED HORSES by Malcolm Brooks

August 7, 2014

Malcolm Brooks’s PAINTED HORSES is an Amazon Best Book of the Month pick for August 2014. Jon Foro says of the novel, “Brooks’s prose is stylistically bold, announcing his artistic aspirations from the opening sentence… Ultimately, Brooks accomplishes no small feat in this remarkable debut: a tale of literary ambition that lives comfortably inside its genre roots, but not by its conventions.” Grove Atlantic will publish the book on August 5th, 2014.

UNBROKEN by Lauren Hillenbrand

July 25, 2014

After 178 weeks on the New York Times’s bestseller list, Lauren Hillenbrand’s UNBROKEN is back at number one for the second week in a row. An account of Louis Zamperini’s experience of World War II, UNBROKEN will soon be in theatres this winter in a film directed by Angelina Jolie and with a screenplay written by the Coen brothers. Random House originally published UNBROKEN in November, 2010. For more information, please check the book’s website:

THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan

THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan

July 23, 2014

For years, Sarah Farber and her best friend, Jennifer, kept what they called the Never List: a list of actions to be avoided at all costs, for safety’s sake. But one night, against their best instincts, they accept a cab ride—one with grave, everlasting consequences. Jeffrey Deaver, author of the Lincoln Rhyme series, warns and entices readers of THE NEVER LIST by Koethi Zan by saying, “Psychological thriller writing at its best. Cancel appointments and give up on sleep. It’s that kind of book.” Plenty of people have taken his advice, as the book is now the 7th bestselling debut novel in the United Kingdom for 2014. Penguin Books published the paperback edition on June 24th, 2014.

TERRY BROOKS, The Sword of Shanarra

TERRY BROOKS’ SHANNARA SERIES HEADING TO MTV

July 21, 2014

MTV has announced the series pick-up for SHANNARA, based on the international best-selling fantasy novels from author Terry Brooks. Additionally, Jonathan Liebesman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) has signed on to direct the first two episodes. MTV and producing partner Sonar Entertainment announced the development deal in December. Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville) will write and executive produce the series, which is greenlit for 10 episodes.

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

July 21, 2014

Mr. Harris’s book is #16 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller list for the week of July 20, 2014 and is featured in a piece on the New Yorker’s blog. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.

THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS by Dinaw Mengestu

THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS by Dinaw Mengestu

July 21, 2014

Dinaw Mengestu’s THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS has been voted the winner of Washington, D.C.’s annual one city, one book program: DC Reads. Thousands of votes were cast to the public. He is congratulated by the DC Public Library, the Washington Humanities Council, the DC Public Library Foundation, and the Federation of Friends of the DC Public Library.

Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

July 21, 2014

Dinaw Mengestu was featured in a front page New York Times article, “A New Wave of Internationalist Writers,” in which he was quoted saying, “There’s this investigation of what happens to the dislocated soul,” said Mr. Mengestu, 36, the author of “All Our Names” and a MacArthur “genius” award winner, who was born in Ethiopia but left at age 2 and grew up in Illinois.”