News in October 2018
News in October 2018
The latest novel in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles series has made its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list, landing at number 5 on the Hardcover Fiction list and number 11 on the Combined Print and E-book Fiction list. Knopf published the book on October 2, 2018.
New York Times and Rolling Stone interviewed Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz about their “wild, moving memoir” (Rolling Stone), and The Guardian published an early excerpt of the highly-anticipated BEASTIE BOYS BOOK. Spiegel & Grau will publish the book on October 30, 2018.
Gina Apostol’s new book, INSURRECTO, was chosen as the cover of Publishers Weekly. In the boxed and starred review, they said of the book, “This is a complex and aptly vertiginous novel that deconstructs how humans tell stories and decide which versions of events are remembered… Apostol’s layers of narrative, pop culture references, and blurring of history and fiction make for a profound and unforgettable journey into the past and present of the Philippines.”
Kiese Laymon’s HEAVY has been selected for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction shortlist; it is one of three books to be honored. Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.
An amazing feature of Andrea Lawlor and the burgeoning state of trans literature ran today in the New York Times. ““I came of age in the 90s,” Lawlor said. “Everyone was dying of AIDS. So people were like, wait a minute, what about play and pleasure and performance?”” Andrea Lawlor’s debut novel, PAUL TAKES THE FORM OF A MORTAL GIRL, was originally published by Rescue Press on November 1, 2017. Vintage will reissue the book next spring.
Booklist called Jaclyn Gilbert’s debut novel LATE AIR, “Emotional but never melodramatic… Difficult to put down.” Little A will publish the book on November 13, 2018.
Kelsey Miller’s definitive book on the TV show Friends, I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU made the new release lists of HelloGiggles, Newsday, Brit + Co, Bookstr, and The Columbus Dispatch. Hanover Square Press published the book on October 23, 2018.
You can now read an excerpt from the forthcoming BEASTIE BOYS BOOK on Vulture.com, or catch the brand new Beastie Boys exhibit on 10/29-11/30, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets. Spiegel & Grau will publish the book on October 30, 2018.
Elle, selecting HEAVY as “The 19 Best Books of 2018 (So Far),” called Laymon’s memoir “a staggering opus… a heartbreaking narrative on black bodies: how we hurt them, protect them, and try to heal them.” HEAVY also received a rave review from NPR books where Martha Anne Toll writes, “Dear America, please read this book. Kiese Laymon is a star in the American literary firmament, with a voice that is courageous, honest, loving, and singularly beautiful.”
Ramona Ausubel’s short essay on libraries “It Made Me a Novelist” will appear in the October 21, 2018 issue of The New York Book Review. Riverhead published the book on March 6, 2018.
Vanity Fair interviewed Elliot Ackerman about his latest novel, WAITING FOR EDEN, which they call “A grim but ultimately hopeful look at the way people love during a crisis.” Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018
Ian Frazier of the New York Review of Books says, “Branch, a New York Times reporter, paints the big Utah canvas as skillfully as he drypoints the cowboy minutiae.” W.W. Norton published the book on May 15, 2018.