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May 6, 2022

NERUDA ON THE PARK by Cleyvis Natera continues to accumulate positive press in the weeks leading up to its release. The novel was selected as a must-read title for May by TIME magazine (“Natera deftly explores what it means to call a place home, especially when that place is under threat”), Goodreads (“This extremely buzzy debut novel from author Cleyvis Natera…is earning affectionate early reviews for its compelling story and lyrical prose”), and Bustle (“A Dominican American mother and daughter clash when gentrification arrives on their doorstep in this stellar debut”). It was also chosen as Book Riot’s May Astrology Book Club pick for Leos. Ballantine Books will publish the novel on May 24, 2022.

May 6, 2022

James Han Mattson’s celebrated psychological thriller REPRIEVE was shortlisted for the 32nd Annual Reading the West Book Award, in the Fiction category. The winners will be announced on June 7 via a virtual ceremony on Zoom. William Morrow published REPRIEVE on October 5, 2021.

May 6, 2022

THE MOVEMENT MADE US by David Dennis, Jr. in collaboration with his father, David Dennis, Sr., is accumulating a wealth of great press in the weeks leading up to its publication. The book received a starred review from Library Journal, where reviewer Ahliah Bratzler praises: “This memoir of survival is critical to understanding the movement from the perspective of the people on the ground. Moving, evocative, and haunting, this father-son perspective on the civil rights movement is a necessary read and a great addition for all library collections.” Meanwhile, The Atlantic published a moving essay adapted from the book, titled “The Day the Civil Rights Movement Changed: What my father saw in Mississippi.” Harper will publish THE MOVEMENT MADE US on May 10, 2022.

May 6, 2022

Publishers Weekly wrote a glowing review of COLLECTION PLATE author Kendra Allen’s forthcoming memoir, FRUIT PUNCH. The review praises the memoir as a “wholly original and unsparing work,” adding: “Allen’s prowess comes through in her blunt rendering of the powerlessness she struggled against as a Black woman navigating race and sexuality in the South… Indeed, the narrative rarely lets up in its frank or discomfiting depictions, but it yields a refreshingly authentic look at what it means to create oneself in a contradictory world.” Ecco will publish the book on August 9, 2022.

May 6, 2022

SIRENS & MUSES by Antonia Angress was awarded a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The reviewer praises: “A quartet of artists negotiate love, ambition, and politics during the 2011 Occupy movement in Angress’s winning debut…Angress sweeps everything toward a wonderfully complex conclusion. This is a standout.” Ballantine Books will publish the novel on July 12, 2022.

May 6, 2022

BROTHER, SISTER, MOTHER, EXPLORER by Jamie Figueroa was shortlisted for the 32nd Annual Reading the West Book Award, in the Debut Fiction category. The winners will be announced on June 7 via a virtual ceremony on Zoom. Catapult published the novel on March 2, 2021.

May 6, 2022

PARIS IS A PARTY, PARIS IS A GHOST by David Hoon Kim was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the novel on August 3, 2021.

May 6, 2022

THE FINAL REVIAL OF OPAL & NEV by Dawnie Walton was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. 37 Ink published the novel on March 30, 2021.

May 6, 2022

HOW YOU GET FAMOUS by Nicole Pasulka received a starred review from Booklist. Reviewer Emily Dziuban writes: “Like its subjects, this first book by journalist Pasulka is a national treasure. Authentically, sensitively, and expansively recording the personal and sociopolitical realities of drag in Brooklyn from 2011 to 2021, this compendium preserves the people, places, and evolving culture that made drag famous…The book’s impressively broad lens is matched by its zoom-in on the details of drag. Readers will learn drag-specific lexicon and cultural competencies that make this subculture unlike any other and influential beyond any expectations.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on June 7, 2022.

May 6, 2022

The Irish Times wrote a glowing review for VERY COLD PEOPLE by Sarah Manguso. Reviewer Mary O’Donnell writes: “Manguso has written a delicately controlled, subtle novel which never shouts its horror. The tone is understated, the writing etched and therefore powerful. Gradually, memorably, she reveals the vipers in the social and familial undergrowth.” Hogarth published the novel on February 8, 2022.