News in April 2013
News in April 2013
Morton L. Janklow and Lynn Nesbit were presented with the New York City Literary Honors Award in the category of Literary Life by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on April 23, 2013.
THE RIVER OF NO RETURN’s Bee Ridgway was interviewed in USA Today. In the fascinating article she discusses her writing processes and the importance (or lack thereof) of genres. Ridgway, the article praises, “blends several genres — historical fiction, romance and fantasy — into her debut novel, The River of No Return, and makes them play well with each other.” Dutton published the book April 23, 2013.
David Shields was interviewed in The Believer magazine, which asked him about the creative and critical influences behind HOW LITERATURE SAVED MY LIFE.” Knopf published the book February 5, 2013.
PW named THIS IS HOW YOU DIE a Best Summer Book for 2013, calling it a “hilarious, tragic, splendid anthology of stories and comics.” This is the sequel collection to 2010’s wildly popular MACHINE OF DEATH. Grand Central will publish the book this July 16, 2013.
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Adam Rutherford’s CREATION received starred reviews in Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which raved, “Combining superb science writing with a refreshing wit, Rutherford does an excellent job of bringing genomics and synthetic biology to life in this accessible overview…There’s much to savor here—even in the footnotes.” Kirkus also called the book a “fascinating overview,” delivered with “contagious enthusiasm.” Penguin will publish the book June 13, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel is longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story award for her book A GUIDE TO BEING BORN. The award is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories. Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel is shortlisted for the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US. The award is given to an outstanding debut novel by a writer who has “invented their own compasses and created characters, plots, and voices to enliven the common hours… this writer has achieved something notable and enduring: art.” Riverhead published the book February 2, 2012.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s IT'S ALL GOOD has reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous List for April 21, 2013. Grand Central Life and Style published the book April 2, 2013.
Robert Caro was named as the winner of the 2013 Mark Lynton History Prize by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, for his book THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON. He will be presented with the award, along with other winners and finalists of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, on May 7, 2013 at a ceremony at Columbia University. Knopf published the book May 1, 2012.
Tilly Bagshawe’s SIDNEY SHELDON’S THE TIDES OF MEMORY received great reviews from Bob Walch of Bookloons.com, saying, “Plenty of twists and surprises are in store for the reader as this beguiling tale unfolds,” and Night Owl Reviews, which raves that the book “will sweep the reader along on a whirlwind ride and that “this book will leave readers begging for more.” William Morrow published the book April 9, 2013.
MIDDLE C by William Gass was featured with an in-depth review in the Times Literary Supplement: “[Gass’s sentences] draw attention to themselves with quite fabulous turns of syntax and prodigious flowerings of assonance and alliteration.” Knopf published the book on March 12, 2013.