News in September 2018
News in September 2018
The latest novel by Danielle Steel made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of September 23rd. It debuted at number 2 on the Hardcover Fiction and 3 on the Combined Print & E-Book Fiction bestseller list. Delacorte Press published the book on September 4, 2018.
The new collection of stories by Deborah Eisenberg received a rave review in the New York Times. The reviewer Parul Seghal calls the stories “tart and spiky” and says “The new book is cannily constructed, and so instantly absorbing that it feels like an abduction.” The author will also be profiled in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. HarperCollins published the book on September 25, 2018.
THE SATURDAY NIGHT GHOST CLUB has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in Canada, which is awarded to the best Canadian novel or short story collection of the year, as selected by a three-member, independent judging panel. The jury citation calls the book, “Viscerally exciting and deeply thoughtful, The Saturday Night Ghost Club is powerfully written and satisfies at every level." Knopf Canada published the book August 14, 2018.
Lisa Locascio’s debut novel OPEN ME was reviewed in the New Yorker’s Briefly Noted section, writing, “Locascio captures, frankly but lyrically, the heroine’s intense hunger to master her own body and the new world around her.” Grove Atlantic published the book on August 7, 2018.
Ashleigh Young’s CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? receives a rave from the New York Times Book Review. Reviewer Alice Bolin writes that CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? is “a lovely, strange and profound debut.” Riverhead Books published the book on July 3, 2018.
Hannah Lillith Assadi is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree! “Think of it as the smallest, most prestigious fiction writers group in America,” writes Ron Charles for the Washington Post. “This year’s 5 Under 35 honorees, all born after Nov. 30, 1982, are a testament to the remarkable talent in the United States.” Soho Press published the book on March 28, 2017.
Rachel Martin interviewed Elliot Ackerman on NPR Morning Edition about his third novel, WAITING FOR EDEN, which she praises as “heart-wrenching stuff.” Knopf published the book September 25, 2018
The much anticipated memoir by Stormy Daniels was announced on The View on September 12th. The book has also received write-ups in the New York Times, the Guardian and CNN. The book also received a review in the Washington Post, which called it “blunt, funny and authentic”. St. Martin’s Press will publish the book on October 2, 2018.
Olivia Laing was interviewed by Chris Kraus, author of I LOVE DICK in The Paris Review. In “Becoming Kathy Acker,” she discusses the process of writing her debut novel. Vanity Fair included CRUDO by Olivia Laing in their Fall’s Best Fiction, writing “Laing . . . dunks you into the narrative and its fast-moving waters. The book was also named by BuzzFeed News as one of their “Best Books of Fall 2018”. It’s only once you get to the end that you realize you’ve been holding your breath.” W.W. Norton published the book on September 11, 2018.
The anthology WELL-READ BLACK GIRL edited by Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl Book Club, was named by Elle Magazine as one of the 28 Best Fall Books. Ballantine will publish the book on October 30, 2018.
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The first story collection by Deborah Eisenberg since 2006s acclaimed collection TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHEROES was named by Vanity Fair as one of This Fall’s Best Fiction books by Vanity Fair.