News in August 2014
News in August 2014
With the Ebola virus in the news, Richard Preston’s, THE HOT ZONE has reappeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. The book at #7 on the Paperback Non-Fiction and #8 on the Combined Print & E-book Non-fiction for the week of August 24th. Random House originally published the book in 1994.
New York Times bestselling author of A FOREIGN COUNTRY, Charles Cumming’s second Thomas Kell novel was called, “one of the best books of 2014 thus far” by Joe Hartlaub in Bookreporter. St. Martin’s Press published the book August 5, 2014.
NPR’s Linda Wertheimer interviewed Rene Steinke about her recent novel FRIENDSWOOD for the Weekend Edition. Riverhead published the book on August 1, 2014.
Rene Steinke’s FRIENDSWOOD was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, and PureWow, which said, “Steinke has a lyrical way with words, and she’s at her best when describing the small-town Texas dynamics and blighted landscape--an effect that falls somewhere between Erin Brockovich and Friday Night Lights.”
In an op-ed for the New York Times, bestselling author Lev Grossman writes about how he found his way to writing fantasy. He discusses his many literary influences, both genre and not, and advocates for a better understanding of the place fantasy holds in our cultural conversation. THE MAGICIANS LAND, the final novel in his trilogy that began with the MAGICIANS, was published by Viking on August 5, 2014.
Amazon named PRINCE LESTAT, Anne Rice’s first book in the Vampire Chronicles since 2003’s BLOOD CANTICLE, as one of the Fall’s “Blockbuster” books. Knopf will publish the book October 28, 2014.
The adaptation of Ted Thompson’s debut novel, THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS, will be written and directed by Nicole Holofcener and produced by Anthony Bregman for Fox Searchlight. Holofcener recently won an Independent Spirit Award for her movie “Enough Said,” and is also known for such acclaimed films as “Lovely & Amazing,” “Friends with Money,” and “Please Give.”
Amazon named PEGASUS by Danielle Steel, as one of the Fall’s “Blockbuster” books. Her latest novel, A PERFECT LIFE, is currently in its second week on The New York Times Hardcover bestseller list at #7. Knopf will publish PEGASUS on October 28, 2014.
An excerpt from Mark Whitaker’s biography of Bill Cosby was published in The Hollywood Reporter. Simon & Schuster will publish the book on September 21, 2014.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of BERGDORF BLONDES, HarperCollins is reprinting the book (along with its follow-up THE DEBUTANTE DIVORCEE) in gorgeous, eye-catching new packages, with new forewords by the author. The reprint editions were released on August 19, 2014.