CHINA ROOM by Sunjeev Sahota was featured on best-of lists for The Washington Post (for both print and audio), NPR, and TIME. Viking published the novel July 13, 2021.
VANDERBILT by Anderson Cooper has made it to the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best History & Biography. Voting will run through December 5, and the winners will be announced on December 9. Harper published the book on September 21, 2021.
The Washington Post named Gabriela Garcia’s debut nobel OF WOMEN AND SALT one of the fifty notable works of fiction from 2021 that “wowed [them] this year,” celebrating the book for its portrayal of “five generations of women as they flail against forces that are unmistakably patriarchal, capitalist and colonial.” Flatiron Books published OF WOMEN AND SALT on March 30, 2021.
National Book Award-winning author Sigrid Nunez wrote a glowing review of Hermione Hoby’s novel VIRTUE for the December issue of The New York Review of Books. Nunez praises VIRTUE for its “psychological acuity” and “Nabokovian eye for beauty,” with a “delightful…deliberately parched, matter-of-fact style.” Nunez also applauds the novel’s “skillfully drawn” characters, “each possessing a distinctive, nuanced personality and a complicated psyche,” adding: “Hoby’s gift for sensual description makes us feel we know them viscerally.” Riverhead Books published VIRTUE on July 20, 2021.
THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING by David Graeber and David Wengrow debuted on The New York Times bestseller list for the week of November 28, 2021, appearing at number 2 in both Hardcover Nonfiction and Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction. THE DAWN OF EVERYTHING was also named one of Amazon’s twenty Best Nonfiction and Best Science books of the year. David Wengrow joined Anand Giridharadas on MSNBC to discuss the book, and the New York Times recently published an Op-Ed adapted from the book entitled “Ancient History Shows How We Can Create a More Equal World.” Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published the book on November 9, 2021.
VANDERBILT by Anderson Cooper is one of Amazon’s 20 best Biography and Memoirs, Best History, and Best Business & Leadership titles of the year. The book was also nominated for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best History & Biography. The opening round of voting will conclude on November 28, and winners will be announced on December 9. Harper published the book on September 21, 2021.
Gabriela Garcia’s novel OF WOMEN AND SALT is one of Amazon’s top 100 books of the year. The book was also nominated for the 2021 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Debut Novel and Best Historical Fiction. The opening round of voting will conclude on November 28, and winners will be announced on December 9. Flatiron Books published the novel on March 30, 2021.
Debutiful featured THE ATMOSPHERIANS by Alex McElroy on its “2021 Debutiful Dozen: The Best Debuts of 2021” list. The announcement proclaims: “Alex McElroy understands humor. Their book is about social media influencers creating a getaway for shitty men. It is the perfect novel for a post-Trump world where we can start reckoning with our recent past.” Atria Books published the novel on May 18, 2021.
Anne Helen Petersen spoke with NPR's Morning Edition about OUT OF OFFICE, which she co-authored with Charlie Warzel, and the radical change surrounding work culture post-pandemic. Knopf will publish the book on December 7, 2021.
Oprah Daily named ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson as one of their favorite 20 books of the year. They write: “Maggie Nelson is one of America's leading intellectuals, and her brilliant collection, ON FREEDOM, is a must-read for anyone who wants to deconstruct the most urgent social debates of the day. The acclaimed author of THE ARGONAUTS challenges, excites, and ignites with this cerebral mélange of reporting, memoir, and scholarship on topics ranging from cultural appropriation to climate change, to the distinction between obligation and responsibility. Settle in and observe Nelson’s mind at work and on fire.” Graywolf Press published the book on September 7, 2021.