The Boston Globe published a rave review of Samantha Hunt’s lauded nonfiction debut, THE UNWRITTEN BOOK. Reviewer Priscilla Gilman writes: “Author of the brilliant short story collection THE DARK DARK (2017) and the wonderfully odd and moving novel MR. SPLITFOOT (2016), Samantha Hunt is one of our most interesting and bold writers…THE UNWRITTEN BOOK [is] a characteristically wild effort that defies genre distinctions, flits from the profound to the mundane with fierce intelligence and searching restlessness, and at its best, delves deep into the recesses of the human heart with courageous abandon… THE UNWRITTEN BOOK ponders and enacts this art of losing with an intoxicating blend of humor and pathos.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on April 5, 2022.
Joseph Earl Thomas’ debut memoir SINK is a Publishers Marketplace “Buzz Books” pick for Fall/Winter 2022. Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on February 21, 2023.
STRANGERS TO OURSELVES, the highly anticipated debut non-fiction by Rachel Aviv, is a Publishers Marketplace “Buzz Books” pick for Fall/Winter 2022. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on September 13, 2022.
Jordan Castro’s debut novel THE NOVELIST, received glowing reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Publishers Weekly praises the novel as a “meticulous accounting of a day in the life of a struggling Baltimore novelist,” adding that “[s]truggling creative types will undoubtedly see themselves in this confident and surprising chronicle.” Meanwhile, Booklist calls the book “a confident, unique take on autofiction, a form that lends itself well to Castro’s focus on the endless distractions of modern life, and it is hilarious and enthralling, to boot.” Soft Skull will publish THE NOVELIST on June 14, 2022.
The ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON website has won two Webby Awards: the Webby Award for Websites and Mobile Sites in the “Art, Design, and Culture” category, awarded by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and the People’s Voice Award in the “Art, Design, and Culture” category, awarded by the voting public. Now in their 26th year, the Webby Awards have long recognized “the best of the internet.” Voracious published the ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON book on October 20, 2020.
Debutiful included Peter C. Baker’s forthcoming novel PLANES on its list of “10 Can’t Miss Debut Books You Should Read in May.” They praise: "Using a major and global event as the backdrop, Baker focuses in on how the event changes the lives of individuals in subtle ways. Baker effortlessly tackles what it means to be human in the face of inhumane events." Knopf will publish the book on May 31, 2022.
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Colleen Kinder after selecting LETTER TO A STRANGER as its May book club pick. Interviewer Martin Wolk praises the essay collection for “remind[ing] us of the wondrous ways can strike when we leave familiar surroundings behind…[i]n a season when many pandemic-weary humans are daring to travel again, or at least dreaming of long-delayed adventures. Kinder herself said the book “feels like something of a time capsule,” adding: “So many of these essays conjure up a pre-COVID era, when we didn’t even realize how free we were.” Meanwhile, later this month, travel writer Christopher Richards will be in conversation virtually with Kinder and three of the book’s contributors: Pico Iyer, Maggie Shipstead and Michelle Tea. Algonquin Books published the collection on March 22, 2022.
Roxane Gay continues to laud Rio Cortez’s forthcoming debut poetry collection, GOLDEN AX. In a Goodreads review, Gay praised the collection as “outstanding,”adding: “The poetry in these pages is intelligent, lyrical, as invested in the past as the present and future with witty nods to pop culture.” The collection also received a glowing blurb from Ross Gay, which reads: “I love—I mean, I love this book—for its sensuous, chiseled language; ...for its weird and brainy sense of humor; for its palpable yearning and need; and for its entangled, complicated, unfixable, and unfixing blackness... I am so grateful for this book, and this voice, and this heart, in the world.” Penguin Books will publish GOLDEN AX on August 30, 2022.
Daniel Loedel’s debut novel HADES, ARGENTINA was shortlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Riverhead Books published the book on January 12, 2021.
The mass market edition of NINE LIVES by Danielle Steel debuted at #1 on The New York Times Mass Market Monthly Bestseller list for May 2022. Delacorte Press originally published the hardcover edition on July 6, 2021, and Dell published the mass market edition on March 29, 2022.