MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

September 3, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in ArtInfo, Tablet, and AV Club. AV Club featured it as a “What are you reading this month?” book-of-note. Tablet said, “Wayne Koestenbaum gives a master class in [Susan Sontag’s] kind of creative straddling.” ArtInfo praised Koestenbaum for his “critical and personal prose of phenomenal energy, wit, and vulnerability” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on August 13, 2013.

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

QUIET DELL by Jayne Anne Phillips

September 3, 2013

Publishers Weekly gave a positive review to QUIET DELL: “Phillips’s plot is engaging, romantic, and fecund; her characters are beautiful, accomplished, and good—except for the bad guy, who is very bad indeed…Phillips is a reader’s writer.” Scribner will publish the book on October 15, 2013.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

September 3, 2013

Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO has been selected as an Indie Next Pick for September 2013. Indie Next declares “Stunning and riveting, Let Him Go will not be soon forgotten.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel

September 3, 2013

As an entrant in The Story Prize contest for her book A GUIDE TO BEING BORN, Ramona Ausubel posted an essay on The Story Prize blog about “the value of pursuing even a bad idea for a story.” Riverhead published A GUIDE TO BEING BORN on May 2, 2013.

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple

ECSTATIC NATION by Brenda Wineapple

August 19, 2013

ECSTATIC NATION received a great review, and was editor’s choice, in The New York Times Book Review: “Wineapple makes good use of her gift…of communicating vast amounts of information in lively, cogent prose….The result is a masterly, deeply moving record of a crucial period in American history.” She was also interviewed on the August 11, 2013 edition of the Inside the New York Times Books Review Podcast.

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

LET HIM GO by Larry Watson

August 19, 2013

The September 2013 O Magazine named LET HIM GO one of the “10 titles to pick up now.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book September 3, 2013.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

August 19, 2013

Essays from Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS were excerpted in on the New Yorker blog and on The Nervous Breakdown. Wayne Koestenbaum was also interviewed in Daily Beast Book Bag, discussing his five favorite books from the ‘80s; in the Oxford University Press, discussing the book’s inspiration; and on The Nervous Breakdown, in its regular “self-interview” feature. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on August 13, 2013.

THE NEW VALLEY by Josh Weil

Josh Weil

August 19, 2013

Josh Weil’s essay “How to Be a Man” was published in Esquire. The magazine has teamed with Narrative 4 for its ongoing project to produce a collection of stories by more than 100 of the world’s greatest authors. Narrative 4 is a story exchange program founded by a group of authors, artists, musicians, educators, students and activists dedicated to creating social change. Weil’s first book, THE NEW VALLEY was published in May 2010 and his first novel, THE GREAT GLASS SEA, is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in early 2014.

Koethi Zan, THE NEVER LIST

Koethi Zan, THE NEVER LIST

August 19, 2013

THE NEVER LIST is currently #20 on the UK hardcover bestseller list. The book was also recently reviewed by The Guardian which raved that “The Never List is still a read-in-one-go sort of book, and if you’re after a genuinely disturbing thriller to take on holiday this summer, it’ll be hard to beat.” Pam Dorman Books/Viking published in the U.S. on July 16, 2013.

MY 1980S AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

MY 1980s AND OTHER ESSAYS by Wayne Koestenbaum

August 19, 2013

Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in Flavorwire, the Atlantic, the Chicago Tribune, and Lambda Literary. The Atlantic said, “Koestenbaum elevates pop culture discourse,” while Flavorwire called Koestenbaum “one of our most original essayists” and the book “one of the best accounts of how writers wrote about, lived, and worked in that decade of greed and conservatism.”