Sarah Manguso's debut novel VERY COLD PEOPLE is being recognized as a must-read title of 2022. Oprah Daily featured the book on its list of “The 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2022,” praising: “[A] crystalline, mordant first novel…Manguso puts her own indelible stamp on the literary terrain of John Cheever and Susan Minot, daring to brush against the third rail of class.” Meanwhile, Good Housekeeping featured the book on its “15 Best and Most-Anticipated Books of 2022,” raving: "Midwesterners, New Englanders and anyone from small town America will recognize the contours in this quietly beautiful novel about what it feels like to grow up an outsider. It's a starkly lyrical exploration of the darkness that lies underneath a lily white community with an emotional resonance that sneaks up on you and won't let go." Hogarth will publish the novel on February 8, 2022.
Hannah Lillith Assadi's forthcoming novel THE STARS ARE NOT YET BELLS was featured in The Washington Post’s “10 Noteworthy Books for January.” They write: "This poignant novel is a testament to love and loss, inspired by the author’s family history. Elle’s…memories, portrayed through the prism of Alzheimer’s disease, are murky, but in moments of clarity, we see the truth about the sacrifices made for love." Riverhead Books will publish the novel on January 11, 2022.
ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson is one of the LA Times’ “5 Best Books of 2021 According to Jessica Ferri.” Ferri writes: "Nelson, quite simply one of the best writers and thinkers we’ve got, explores the title concept through four spheres: art, drugs, sex and climate. But at its heart this is a book about abolition — more specifically the abolition of the policing of our own minds. Nothing could be more radical, as we navigate the last two years of continued racial violence and a pandemic, than her idea that 'no one is disposable.'" ON FREEDOM was also featured on Lit Hub's “Ultimate Best Books of 2021 List.”
Graywolf Press published the book on September 7, 2021.
Stephen Davis joined Lunchtime Live on BBC Scotland to discuss his book, Flight 149 (titled OPERATION TROJAN HORSE in the UK). PublicAffairs published the book in the US on September 7, 2021, and John Blake publish the book in the UK on July 22, 2021.
Barack Obama included Dawnie Walton’s debut novel, THE FINAL REVIVAL OF OPAL & NEV, in a tweet about his favorite books of 2021. 37 Ink published the book on March 30, 2021.
The paperback edition of Rutger Bregman’s HUMANKIND will debut at number 13 on The New York Times’ bestseller list for Paperback Nonfiction for the week of December 26, 2021. Little, Brown and Company published the hardcover edition on June 2, 2020, and the paperback on November 16, 2021.
Joss Lake's FUTURE FEELING is a nominee for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. The prize is awarded annually to "a debut novel of exceptional literary merit by an American author." FUTURE FEELING is one of ten longlisted contenders, and finalists will be announced in January. Soft Skull Press published the book on June 1, 2021.
Maxim Loskutoff has been awarded the Montana Innovation Award for his debut novel, RUTHIE FEAR. The award is the highest granted by the state to any individual, and winners are named only every other year. Judges praised Loskutoff’s “ten years of consistent and remarkably creative activity recognized by many significant outlets. Impressive residency activity. Clear, direct and compelling language,” adding: “So young with so much promise…Maxim is a rising star. [RUTHIE FEAR} absolutely deserves our support!” W. W. Norton & Company published the book on September 1, 2020.
Electric Lit has named COSMOGONY by Lucy Ives one of its favorite short story collections of 2021: "Vast in both genre and style, the stories in Lucy Ives’ debut collection COSMOGONY animate the little, off the beaten path moments that make up everyday life…The intricacies and cleverness of Ives’ writing extend throughout the collection, where everyday life clashes with the surreal to unpack and explore the nature of human existence.” Soft Skull published the book on March 9, 2021.
The New Yorker featured Eugene Lim’s novel SEARCH HISTORY in the Briefly Noted section of the magazine’s December 20, 2021 issue. The review praises Lim’s “humorous philosophical novel” for its “subversions of...conventional structure,” adding: “As the book toggles between the narrator’s autobiography, a meandering quest for the friend, and conversations among the search party about grief, selfhood, and Asian American authorship, Lim evokes the disorienting idiosyncrasy of an Internet search history.” Coffee House Press published SEARCH HISTORY on October 5, 2021.