News in April 2018
News in April 2018
Chelsey Johnson’s STRAY CITY is New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, where they lauded it as an “engrossing debut novel explores a young, single, lesbian mother’s path to self-discovery and self-acceptance.” Custom House published the book on March 20, 2018.
Publisher’s Weekly has given BEARSKIN a starred review, and included it in their Best Books of the Summer roundup. They said of the novel, “the novel’s denouement, a smoothly orchestrated confluence of the greater and lesser subplots, plays out against a tempest-tossed natural setting whose intrinsic beauty and roughness provide the perfect context for the story’s volatile events. This is a thrilling, thoroughly satisfying debut.” Ecco Press will publish the book on June 12, 2018.
This is a book that, with irony and insight, dismantles the reasons you’re not meditating—and provides a range of meditation practices that meet you where you are in life. Now into the sixth printing!
The New York Times bestselling author of BERGDORF BLONDES takes us back to the decadent 1980s in this comic murder mystery set in the tony world of Oxford University. Oprah picked Plum’s novel as a top twenty books to read last summer and now it is available in paperback. Harper Paperbacks will publish this on May 8, 2018.
Salon held an interview this week with Cutter Wood, “A murder mystery and an author’s dark obsession in ‘Love and Death In the Sunshine State.” The Paris Review Daily also featured Cutter Wood’s essay “The Difficulty in Writing About Murder” this week. Algonquin published his debut book, LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE: THE STORY OF A CRIME, on April 17, 2018.
Ronan Farrow has won the 2018 Pulitzer in Public Service for “explosive, impactful journalism that exposed powerful and wealthy sexual predators, including allegations against one of Hollywood’s most influential producer,” beginning with his breaking piece: “Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies” in The New Yorker, Fall 2017.
Sofija Stefanovic’s memoir MISS EX-YUGOSLAVIA is one of Bustle’s Best 16 Nonfiction Books Coming Out in April 2018. An excerpt was published in Lit Hub on her publication day. Atria published MISS EX-YUGOSLAVIA on April 17, 2018.
In The Seattle Times, Irene Wanner described Lucy Cooke’s book THE TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS as “wildly delightful… Lucy Cooke’s extensive travels, research and sense of humor make THE TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS a fascinating modern bestiary.” Basic Books published the title on April 17, 2018.
Chelsey Johnson was interviewed by Carter Sickels for Lambda Literary last week, who called the book “Brilliant… STRAY CITY is a hilarious, smart, and complicated novel about queer identity and community and self-discovery.” Custom House published the book on March 20, 2018.
Habash’s debut STEPHEN FLORIDA was selected as a Young Lions Fiction Award finalist, which honors the works of five talented young authors. Coffee House Press published the book on June 6, 2017.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that John Krasinski’s follow-up to the hit horror film, A QUIET PLACE will be an adaptation of Cecil Castelluci’s short story “We Have Always Lived on Mars.” Tor Books released the story as an e-book on April 30, 2013.