News in May 2014
News in May 2014
A film adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel CHRIST THE LORD: Out of Egypt produced by Enzo Sisti (Passion of the Christ) and distributed by Focus Features will begin filming this September in Italy. Knopf first published the book November 1, 2005.
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT won the eDunnit Award for best crime fiction e-book, and the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on May 21, 2013.
Kiese Laymon was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize for Writing and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award, for both fiction and nonfiction. He was also shortlisted for the Believer Book of the Year Award and was nominated for a Gaines Literary Award.
CLOUDS OF GLORY, Michael Korda’s life of Robert E. Lee, will debut at number 17 on the New York Times Hardcover extended bestseller list for the week of June 1st. HarperCollins published the book on May 13, 2014.
Rilla Askew’s essay “The Cost,” about the effects of stop and frisk on youth, was published in The Daily Beast. Rilla’s recent novel KIND OF KIN was published by Ecco on January 8, 2013.
Charles Cumming’s new spy novel received a starred review in Booklist. The review calls Cumming “one of the best of today’s old-school espionage novelists” and calls the book “superb espionage fiction in the grand tradition.” St Martin’s Press will publish the book on August 5, 2014.
Dinaw Mengestu’s THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS has been nominated as one of the top four books for DC Reads: the annual Washington, DC “one city, one book” program. Residents of DC and its surrounding Maryland and Virginia counties are eligible to vote online or in one of the 50 designated locations between May 28 and June 30. Riverhead published the book March 1, 2007.
Lewis Dartnell’s THE KNOWLEDGE debuted last week on the New York Times Science Times bestseller list at #17. Penguin published the book on April 17, 2014.
Mr. Hilburn’s biography of Johnny Cash was named best book on country music, winning the Belmont Book Award...which is presented annually by Belmont college, the music business college in Nashville. Little Brown published the book on October 29, 2013.
A. Scott Berg’s biography of Woodrow Wilson is on the longlist for the 2014 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. Putnam published the book September 10, 2013.
Having republished Ms. Hoffman’s first four novels, Thomas & Mercer now brings her latest thriller to the United States with the chilling tag line, “You can never erase a life completely. There are always pieces left behind…” Thomas and Mercer published in paperback May 6, 2014.