Brian Muraresku appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience to discuss his new book, THE IMMORTALITY KEY. Rogan raved: “Absolutely one of the most fascinating podcasts I’ve ever done…It’s a mind blower of a discussion.” St. Martin’s Press published the book on September 29, 2020.
Wally Koval's ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON has been featured in The New York Times Design section, online and in print. They highlight the AWA online community of over one million "Adventurers" and their photographers' commitment to "finding visual order amid global chaos" in "[s]teeples, lighthouses, theaters, wedding-cake hotels, outdated technology and, most predictably, the color pink, so rarely seen in typical architectural discourse." The piece speaks to the shared wanderlust behind the Instagram brand-turned-book, but also suggests that it acts as "inspiration for your own homes, which might do with a dash of dreaminess in these dreary times." Voracious will publish ACCIDENTALLY WES ANDERSON on October 20, 2020.
Commonweal Magazine has praised Daniel Hornsby's "excellent debut novel" VIA NEGATIVA. They call the book a “delight,” adding that it "nicely displays the simultaneous teleology and aimlessness of good road-trip lit.” Knopf published the book on August 11, 2020.
Designed by Steve Attardo with illustration by Christina Mrozik, the cover of Maxim Loskutoff’s RUTHIE FEAR has been recognized as one of Spine’s “September Book Covers We Love.” W.W. Norton & Company published the book on September 1, 2020.
Amina Cain’s INDELICACY has been roundly praised this month. The Guardian writes: “INDELICACY is a thing of real delicacy, with a fine, distilled quality to the writing, every word precisely chosen, precisely placed. There’s a slyness to Cain’s writing that cuts through, and makes the tale increasingly engrossing.” The Irish Times calls the book “[a]n extraordinary feminist fable about women and art.” Meanwhile, The Financial Times writes: “There are remarkable things in this book…Perhaps it was always Cain’s intention to draw in busy readers quickly and easily, then suspend us, helpless and happy, in the extraordinary world she has created, unmoored in time or place.” Farrar, Straus, and Giroux published the book on February 11, 2020.
Dylan Farrow’s HUSH is an Entertainment Weekly “Must” and “Fabulous Fall Read.” Her interview with EW ran in the October print issue. Wednesday Books will publish the book on October 6, 2020.
Jeremy England, author of EVERY LIFE IS ON FIRE, published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal titled “The Creator’s Calling Card.” He writes: “[L]ife itself is perhaps the best expression of transcendent intention in the arrangement of this world. But if that’s true, isn’t explaining life’s natural origins through science the most effective way to debunk biblical religion?...As a physicist and Orthodox rabbi, I sit right in the middle of this dilemma.” Basic Books published EVERY LIFE IS ON FIRE on September 15, 2020.
Former New Yorker staff writer and investigative journalist Becky Cooper’s true crime debut, WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE, earned a pair of glowing reviews this week. In a starred review, Kirkus calls the book “[a]n intricately crafted and suspenseful book sure to please any fan of true crime—and plenty of readers beyond.” Meanwhile, Booklist notes: “In her work of excavation, Cooper seeks ideas of power and truth, and the outer limits of our human desire to be present, somehow, in the past.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on November 10, 2020.
Former Buzzfeed culture reporter Anne Helen Petersen’s new book, CAN’T EVEN, published on Tuesday to a wealth of praise. The Atlantic writes: “Over the course of CAN’T EVEN, Petersen convincingly draws a line from society-level economic shifts that took place decades ago to how overwhelmed—by work, by debt, by everyday life—many 20- and 30-somethings feel today.” The book also received great attention from NPR, Salon, BuzzFeed, and The Wall Street Journal. HMH published the book on September 22, 2020.
THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell is the 34th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. This annual award is given to the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.