THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

August 22, 2014

The adaptation of Ted Thompson’s debut novel, THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS, will be written and directed by Nicole Holofcener and produced by Anthony Bregman for Fox Searchlight. Holofcener recently won an Independent Spirit Award for her movie “Enough Said,” and is also known for such acclaimed films as “Lovely & Amazing,” “Friends with Money,” and “Please Give.”

COSBY: HIS LIFE AND TIMES by Mark Whitaker

COSBY: HIS LIFE AND TIMES by Mark Whitaker

August 22, 2014

An excerpt from Mark Whitaker’s biography of Bill Cosby was published in The Hollywood Reporter. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on September 21, 2014.

10% HAPPIER  by Dan Harris

10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris

August 22, 2014

Mr. Harris’ book is now in its ninth printing and for the week ending 8/17 was ranked #16 on the LA Times and #34 on Indie Bound best seller list. Learn more about the science of meditation in this clip from his Big Think interview. IT books published the book in hardcover March 11, 2014.

Elliot Ackerman

Elliot Ackerman

August 15, 2014

Elliot Ackerman’s appeared on CNN to discuss, the air strikes in Iraq and the U.S. Strategy to combat ISIS. His essay “The Islamic State’s Strategy Was Years in the Making” was recently published in the New Republic. Scribner will publish his first novel, GREEN ON BLUE, in spring 2015.

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

THE GREAT GLASS SEA by Josh Weil

August 15, 2014

NPR’s Arun Rath talks to Josh Weil about his new novel THE GREAT GLASS SEA, which imagines a dystopian Russia of 24-hour daylight and 24-hour labor under a greenhouse dome. Grove Atlantic published the book on Jul 2, 2014.

I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo

I AM CHINA by Xiaolu Guo

August 15, 2014

Xiaolu Guo will be in the US during September and October, promoting her new novel I AM CHINA, which Nan A Talese will publish on September 2, 2014. The dates are as followed: Wednesday, 9/3: Asia Society Texas Center (Houston, TX), Tuesday, 9/9: PEN American Center (New York, NY), Wednesday, 9/10: Asia Society (New York, NY), Sunday, 9/21: Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY) Monday, 9/22: University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) Tuesday, 9/23: Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, PA) Thursday, 9/25: Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) Wednesday, 10/1: British Consulate General New York (New York, NY) Saturday, 10/4: Brown University (Providence, RI).

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.