Sunjeev Sahota

Sunjeev Sahota

April 19, 2013

Sunjeev Sahota has been named one of Granta’s 20 Best of Young British Novelists. The honor is given every 10 years by the London-based literary magazine, which describes the list as “the future of literature in Britain.” In a short introduction, Salman Rushdie praised Sahota’s work, saying “I read this piece without knowing its title or the writer’s name (both Top Secret at the time) but the talent couldn’t be redacted. There it is on every page, strong, fresh and true. I look forward to reading more.”

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher

TIGER RAG by Nicholas Christopher

April 19, 2013

Nicholas Christopher was interviewed by GQ about his new novel, TIGER RAG. The novel, “paints a picture of a jazz recording session so vividly that the reader might want to keep a towel handy for mopping his brow James Brown-style.” The Dial Press published the book January 1, 2013.

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE by David Shields

HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE by David Shields

April 19, 2013

David Shields’ HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE was favorably reviewed in the London Evening Standard and the Huffington Post, which called the book “an amazing reading experience” and Shields a “maestro.” The London Evening standard called it “thoroughly rewarding.” Knopf published the book in February 2013.

John Branch

John Branch

April 16, 2013

The Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing went to John Branch of the New York Times for “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, his work on skiers killed in an avalanche. Branch is now at work on a book based on another New York Times series, which was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist, on hockey player Derek Boogaard and his brain condition. The book was sold at auction to W.W. Norton.

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

THE BLACK COUNT by Tom Reiss

April 16, 2013

Tom Reiss’s THE BLACK COUNT: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo has won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. The New York Times Book Review, one of many to praise the book, called Reiss’ work “fascinating…a richly imaginative biography.” Crown published the book September 18, 2012.

Xiaolu Guo

Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List

April 16, 2013

Authors Xiaolu Guo and Sunjeev Sahota have both made Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List. The London based literary magazine recognizes and honors twenty writers that they believe to be “the future of literature in Britain.” Xialou Guo’s most recent novel to be published in the U.S. is “Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth” was published by Nan A. Talese on August 5, 2008. Sunjeev Sahota first novel, “Ours are the Streets,” was published by Picador on September 1, 2011.

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN

April 12, 2013

Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN received rave reviews in The Boston Globe and was selected as a Best Book of the Week by Oprah.com, which said, “In this sly and wise new novel… Shearn captures both the beauty and the banality of parenthood.”

THE PASSAGE OF POWER by Robert Caro

April 12, 2013

Robert Caro’s THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON was awarded the New-York Historical Society’s annual American History Book Prize, to be presented Friday, April 12. Knopf published the book May 1, 2012.

MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier

MONTARO CAINE by Sidney Poitier

April 12, 2013

Sidney Poitier’s MONTARO CAINE received a positive review in Kirkus, calling it, “A pleasant surprise, elegantly written and keenly observed. Think of it, in a way, as a Little Prince for grown-ups, without the aeronautics.” Spiegel and Grau will publish the book on May 7, 2013.

THE RIVER OF NO RETURN by Bee Ridgway

THE RIVER OF NO RETURN by Bee Ridgway

April 12, 2013

In Bee Ridgway’s wonderfully imaginative debut novel, a man and a woman travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and, thus, the future. THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is featured in the current issue of Vanity Fair’s ‘Hot Type’ section. The magazine calls it a “thrill ride.” Dutton will publish the book April 23, 2013.