David S. Reynolds’ ABE: ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN HIS TIMES is a finalist for the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. The Prize has been awarded annually to a work that enhances the general public’s understanding of the Civil War era. The winner will be announced on Friday, February 12 – the 212th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birthday. Penguin Press published the book on September 29, 2020.
Historian Audrey Clare Farley’s biography of American socialite Ann Cooper Hewitt, THE UNFIT HEIRESS, has received its first trade reviews. Kirkus calls the book “Shocking […] a disturbing yet thought-provoking tale of family strife and ethically unsound medical practice,” and Publishers Weekly writes: “Farley sets a brisk pace and persuasively reimagines the dynamic between Ann and Maryon. This is an eye-opening portrait of an obscure yet fascinating case.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on April 20, 2021.
Kirkus praises THE WASTE-FREE WORLD by Ron Gonen, writing: "Advocating a point without descending into mere rhetoric, [Gonen] ventures a well-reasoned case for changing our ways as producers and consumers. Green-minded readers will learn much from Gonen’s investigations." Portfolio will publish the book on April 6, 2021.
James Rickards’ THE NEW GREAT DEPRESSION is a national bestseller, debuting on Publishers Weekly's hardcover nonfiction list at #14 and ranked #5 on the Wall Street Journal’s hardcover business list. The Financial Times praises the book, writing: “Rickards...makes the important point that depressions are as much psychological as numeric…This is…a bracing collection of salvos and boutades – also one with many genuine insights, which make it an enjoyable book to argue with. Let’s just hope that the next 30 years are less bleak than Mr. Rickards expects.” Portfolio published the book on January 12, 2021.
FREEDOM FROM THE MARKET author Mike Konczal joined host Matthew Yglesias on The Weeds podcast to “talk about the past, present, and future of public affordances in America, and discuss the shifts in political imagination that could inaugurate a new era of public programs in the earnest interest of benefitting Americans.” The New Press published the book on January 12, 2021.
Amina Cain’s INDELICACY has been longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize. This year’s judges are the T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Roger Robinson, the Irish writer, editor and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson, and novelist and short story writer Jon McGregor. The shortlist will be announced on February 10th, and the winner on March 24th. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published the book on February 11, 2020.
David Goodwillie’s novel KINGS COUNTY is a finalist for the Gotham Book Prize. The annual award was created to encourage and honor writing about New York City in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Avid Reader Press published the book on July 28, 2020.
Georgia Clark’s next rom-com, IT HAD TO BE YOU, has received another glowing endorsement, this time from New York Times bestselling CHELSEA GIRLS and THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE author Fiona Davis. “Clark has concocted a heady kaleidoscope of romance, heartbreak, and healing that’s both rich in insight and enchantingly funny,” Davis declares. “A magical set of intertwined stories that speaks to our times.” Emily Bestler Books will publish the novel on May 4, 2021.
Author of TELL ME LIES Carola Lovering’s next suspenseful thriller, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, has received a starred review from Kirkus. The magazine affirms that Lovering’s sophomore novel “more than lives up to the promise of her debut,” and calls the book “[a] nifty cat-and-mouse thriller that doesn’t stint when it comes to twists, turns, and ‘gotcha!’ surprises…Lovering, a master of manipulation to rival her own characters does a skillful job of gradually unspooling her intricate tapestry of psychological intrigue while deftly juggling her multiple narratives. And neatly nested in this tale of just who is deceiving whom is a none-too-gentle critique of our system’s rigid social and economic inequities.” St. Martin’s Press will publish the book on March 2, 2021.
2034 by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis will be featured in a special six-part series in WIRED Magazine. The series will roll out a new portion of an excerpt from the book each Tuesday over a span of 6 weeks. They write: “Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary fever—and it happens to be a rippingly good read. Turns out that even cautionary tales can be exciting, when the future we’re most excited about is the one where they never come true.” The book also received a starred review from Kirkus, who write that “[t]his compelling thriller should be required reading for our national leaders." Penguin Press will publish the novel on March 9, 2021.