News in October 2019
News in October 2019
Demi Moore’s memoir will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of October 13th. It will debut at number 1 on both the Combined Print & E-book Nonfiction & Hardcover Nonfiction lists. HarperCollins publishers published the book on September 24, 2019.
An excerpt from FIND ME, Andre Aciman’s sequel to CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, will be published in the December 2019 issue of VANITY FAIR. The book is also one of InStyle’s Best Books to read this October. Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky’s ASTRO POETS is one of InStyle’s Best Books to read this October. InStyle says the book offers “all the basics of astrology, translated for a modern world.” Flatiron Books will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
Library Journal gave David Heatley’s QUALIFICATION a starred review. They write: "Readers will find themselves moved by this stunning memoir, and perhaps even grateful for the author’s refusal to shy away from depicting the complexity of his ongoing development as an artist and a human being.” Booklist also praised QUALIFICATION, calling it “unflinching” and adding that, “The payoffs and pitfalls of a lifetime spent in 12-step programs are portrayed with brutal candor.” Pantheon published the book on October 1, 2019.
The Root has selected Kiese Laymon for their annual list, The Root 100, which honors 100 young, influential African Americans. They call HEAVY a “searing, unrelenting biography.” Scribner published the book on October 16, 2018.
Anand Giridharadas’ acclaimed book will be featured in the New York Times Paperback Row column for the week of October 13, 2019. Vintage published the paperback edition of the book on October 1, 2019.
Casey Gerald’s memoir will be featured in the New York Times Paperback Row column for the week of October 13, 2019. Riverhead published the paperback edition of the book on October 1, 2019.
Sophia Chang, author of the Audible Original BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM, penned a moving essay in Parade about finally finding her voice after years of amplifying others’. The NY Daily News and the Vancouver Sun also covered the publication of the Audible Original memoir, and Elle Canada featured Chang and her book. Sophia also gave interviews to Interview Magazine, Zora, YRB Magazine, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Character Media, and The Undefeated. Chang joined the Model Majority podcast and the Build by Yahoo series to speak about her book and her life story. Elsewhere, Chang joined Danielle Belton, Editor-in-Chief of The Root and her longtime friend, for a discussion of their relationship and Sophia’s new book. Audible published BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM on September 26, 2019.
Dan Werb has been named to the Governor General’s Literary Awards 2019 nonfiction shortlist for his book CITY OF OMENS: A Search for the Missing Women of the Borderlands. Honoring works in both the French and English language, the prize is considered one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards. Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.
Elliot Ackerman's WAITING FOR EDEN is one of the New York Times’s “Paperback Row” selections for this week. They write: “The omniscient narrator of Ackerman’s slim third novel is already dead, a Marine who did not make it back from Iraq. As he recounts the story of his grievously wounded comrade, Eden, who is in a burn center in San Antonio, he reveals his own complicated bond with Eden’s wife, Mary. Our reviewer, Anthony Swofford, called it ‘masterly.’” Knopf published the book on September 25, 2018.
Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky’s ASTRO POETS landed on BookRiot’s October 2019 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations guide. Dimitrov and Lasky also did an exclusive Q&A with Bustle about their upcoming book tour. Flatiron Books will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
Elliot Ackerman's debut book-length work of nonfiction, PLACES AND NAMES, has been nominated for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Nonfiction. Penguin Press published the book on June 11, 2019.