Joan Didion, BLUE NIGHTS

Joan Didion

September 13, 2013

The PEN Center USA awards have recognized Joan Didion with their lifetime achievement award. She will be presented the award by Harrison Ford in a ceremony in October.

A. Scott Berg, WILSON

A. Scott Berg, WILSON

September 13, 2013

A. Scott Berg was interviewed on the 9/10/13 episode of Charlie Rose about WILSON, his new biography of Woodrow Wilson. Putnam published WILSON on 9/10/13.

Choire Sicha

September 13, 2013

Choire Sicha published “Let Me Tell You About the Most Heartfelt $200 I Ever Made” in the September 8 issue of New York Magazine, about the gentrification of New York City and the Bloomberg administration. Sicha’s first book, VERY RECENT HISTORY: AN ENTIRELY FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF A YEAR (c. AD 2009) IN A LARGE CITY, was published by HarperCollins on August 6, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

September 13, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO was reviewed in Star Tribune, Boswell’s, Pioneer Press, The Gazette, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Publishers Weekly named it a Big Indie Book of Fall 2013 and Huffington Post Books named it a Best New Book for the Week, calling it “slyly suspenseful, highly engaging.” The Gazette said, “In addition to the beauty of the writing, LET HIM GO offers a stirring portrait of a long marriage.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted its “deservedly powerful climax.”

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

MIDDLE MEN by Jim Gavin

September 13, 2013

Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was named one of the Best Books of 2013 So Far by Esquire, which called him “the second coming of Denis Johnson” and said, “These sad, funny stories about nowhere men — some young, some bent-backed, all pained and searching for something they’ll never find — knocked me out …these short stories will transport you, will educate you, will entertain you, will fill you with fear and laughter and sadness.” Simon & Schuster published the book on February 19, 2013.

Rilla Askew, KIND OF KIN

Rilla Askew

September 13, 2013

Rilla Askew’s “Rhumba”, published in the current issue of Tin House, was named one of the Top 5 Longreads of the Week. Askew’s KIND OF KIN was published by Ecco on January 8, 2013.

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

VERY RECENT HISTORY by Choire Sicha

September 13, 2013

Choire Sicha’s VERY RECENT HISTORY was reviewed in The Millions, which called it “a beautifully written and carefully documented (and often very funny) book about a group of people that, to our society’s collective detriment, continues to be largely ignored, dismissed, and stereotyped.” Sicha was also interviewed in Salon, Slate, Mother Jones, The Verge, and Pacific Standard. HarperCollins published the book on August 6, 2013.

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel

September 13, 2013

Ramona Ausubel’s NO ONE HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US won the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction. Ausubel’s second book and first short story collection, A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, was published by Riverhead on May 2, 2013.

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

THE MINIATURE WIFE AND OTHER STORIES by Manuel Gonzales

September 13, 2013

Manuel Gonzales’ THE MINIATURE WIFE was named one of the Best Books of 2013 So Far by Esquire, which said, “It’s easy to compare Manuel Gonzales to George Saunders, but it would be just as easy to compare him to Borges or Márquez or Aimee Bender…He makes the extraordinary ordinary, and his playfulness is infectious.” Riverhead published the book on January 10, 2013.

IT’S ALL GOOD by Gwyneth Paltrow

IT’S ALL GOOD by Gwyneth Paltrow

September 9, 2013

IT’S ALL GOOD, Gwyneth Paltrow’s collection of ‘Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great’ celebrates twenty weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Grand Central Life & Style published the hardcover April 2, 2013.