News in November 2019
News in November 2019
The Recording Academy just named BEASTIE BOYS BOOK a Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY Award® nominee. The artful audio edition is a panoramic experience that tells the story of the Beastie Boys and is as unique as the band itself. Random House Audio published the audio book on October 30, 2018.
Slate has honored THE TRIP TO ECHO SPRING by Olivia Laing as one of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years. They call it “extraordinarily sharp . . . sensitive . . . [and] gorgeously sorrowful.” Picador published the book on December 31, 2013.
The debut novel by poet Laura Sims, about a woman’s sinister fascination with the refined, rarefied life of the actress next door, was named one of Vogue's Best Novels of 2019. Vogue writes: "In prose that moves between lyrical and caterwauling, [LOOKER] has pulled off the high-wire act of making bitterness delicious." The magazine had previously listed the novel as one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2019 and published an interview with the author. Scribner published the book on January 8, 2019.
Anne Boyer’s memoir was reviewed by Jezebel which calls it “a wide-ranging book that is both complicated and complicating in its engagement with the many narratives of cancer and pain.” The author was also interviewed by the Kansas City Pitch. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on September 17, 2019.
In the decades they spent at the DEA, Steve Murphy and Javier Peña risked their lives hunting large and small drug traffickers. But their biggest challenge was the hunt for Pablo Escobar in Colombia. The partners, who began their careers as small-town cops, have been immortalized in Netflix's Narcos, a fictional account of their hunt for Escobar. Now, for the first time ever, they tell the real story of how they brought down the world's first narco-terrorist, the challenges they faced, and the innovative strategies they employed to successfully end the reign of terror of the world's most wanted criminal. The New York Post excerpts quotes from MANHUNTERS in their article about Pablo Escobar’s private chambers. A&E also interviewed Murphy and Peña about their experiences working in Colombia. St. Martin’s Press published the hardcover edition on November 12, 2019.
The Washington Post interviewed Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky and called their book ATRO POETS “a snappy primer on astrology and how it can help make sense of modern-day life, work and love.” Alex and Dorothea also spoke to the Boston Globe about their inspiration and writing process for ASTRO POETS. Flatiron Books published the book on October 29, 2019.
LET HIM GO received a great review from AudioFile Magazine. They recommended it for “anyone who loves a good story performed by a really good narrator.” They add that narrator Dan John Miller “expertly moves the story along,” “sets the right tone,” and “keeps the listener engaged.” Brilliance Audio published the audiobook on September 17, 2019.
Andre Aciman was interviewed in Vanity Fair and The Atlantic about his much-anticipated sequel to CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. He was also interviewed by the New York Times Book Review for their “By the Book” column. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on October 29, 2019.
Demi Moore’s memoir is a nominee for the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2019 in the category “Best Memoir & Autobiography.” Harper published the book on September 24, 2019.
BookRiot featured THE UNDYING on their list of “20 Must-Reads About Cancer,” where they call it a “powerhouse.” Anne Boyer was also interviewed about her debut book on the That That Don’t Kill Me podcast. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on September 17, 2019.
THE PASSAGE OF POWER, the fourth volume of Robert A. Caro’s “The Year of Lyndon Johnson” series, was named one of “The 20 Best Works of Nonfiction of the Decade” by Lit Hub. Knopf first published the book on May 1, 2012.
Elaine Welteroth’s memoir is a nominee for the Goodreads Choice Awards of 2019 in the category “Best Memoir & Autobiography.” Viking published the book on June 11, 2019.