News in December 2018
News in December 2018
The New York Times calls THE INCOMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING “funny, well written…filled with humility and perpetually on the scan for moments of stray grace.” Simon & Schuster published the book on October 30, 2018.
Yrsa Daley-Ward’s memoir THE TERRIBLE has been longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, awarded to “an exceptional book-length work of any genre by an author of color.” Jamal Jordan, the digital editor of the New York Times, also picked THE TERRIBLE for the week’s New & Noteworthy column. Penguin Books published the book on June 5, 2018.
Jen Silverman’s debut story collection THE ISLAND DWELLERS has been longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, awarded to a collection that “represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” Random House published the book on May 1, 2018.
Entropy Magazine nominated Lisa Locascio’s debut novel OPEN ME as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2018. Grove Atlantic published the book on August 7, 2018.
Stephen Carter’s INVISIBLE was named to the longlist for Pen/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography. The book was also recently reviewed by The New Yorker, which called it “an engaging biography” and a “moving paean to female aspiration.” Henry Holt published the book on October 9, 2018.
Audible honored BEASTIE BOYS BOOK as COOLEST DREAM CAST 2018, stating, “this a firsthand account of the history of one of the most groundbreaking musical groups of all time is reason enough for this to be a big deal, but once you get a look at the cast of narrators, you know why this book is meant to be heard.” Spiegel & Grau published the book on October 30, 2018.
Danielle Steel’s latest novel will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of December 9, 2018. It will debut at number 9 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction list and at number 11 on the Hardcover Fiction List. Dell published the book on November 20, 2018.
Ashleigh Young’s CAN YOU TOLERATE THIS? is one of PopSugar’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2018. Riverhead Books published the book on July 3, 2018.
Katie Heaney’s memoir WOULD YOU RATHER? is one of PopSugar’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2018, and one of Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018. Ballantine published the book on March 6, 2018.
Audible honored FAILURE IS AN OPTION as best COMEDY and HUMOR title of 2018, calling it a “unique brand of comedy.” Dutton published the book on May 1, 2018.
Elif Shafak called CRUDO one of her favorite books of 2018 saying that it is “simply mesmerising, not only in the way in which it enters the mind of an iconic woman, Kathy Acker, but also for its originality, inventiveness and chuzpah. W.W. Norton published the book on September 11, 2018.
Deborah Eisenberg’s short story collection was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times book critic Parul Sehgal, who raves that the book is “so instantly absorbing that it feels like an abduction.” Pankaj Mishra also called it one of the best books of the year in The Guardian saying “Few writers of fiction have chronicled American power and its psychic costs as steadily and briskly over the decades as Deborah Eisenberg.” Ecco published the book on September 25, 2018.