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News - Literary News

September 16, 2021

Anderson Cooper gets personal with Town & Country Magazine about his forthcoming book, VANDERBILT: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY, which he describes as a letter to his son “about this crazy and unusual part of his family's past.” Harper will publish the book September 21, 2021.

September 16, 2021

James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE is #5 on Entertainment Weekly’s October Must List! This chilling novel also made Elle Canada’s 10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Fall, Oprah Daily’s 30 Best Fall Books of 2021 to Cuddle Up With, Shondaland’s Fall 2021 Reading List, and BookPage’s “Leave the Lights On” recommendations. William Morrow will publish the book October 5, 2021.

September 16, 2021

WELL, Magazine Asia, calls Ron Gonen’s THE WASTE-FREE WORLD “[i]nsightful and comprehensive. Gonen’s experience in government and business, first as a deputy in the Bloomberg administration in New York, and then as leader of an investment firm dedicated to making the economy more circular, gives him a unique lens into the challenges and opportunities in deploying green solutions. A must-read.” Portfolio published the book April 6, 2021.

September 16, 2021

Maggie Nelson's highly anticipated ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT has landed on the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Graywolf Press published the book September 7, 2021.

September 16, 2021
EVERYTHING NOW by Rosecrans Baldwin has re-entered the Los Angeles Times bestseller list in hardcover nonfiction. MCD/FSG published the book June 15, 2021.
TOMATOES FOR NEELA by Padma Lakshmi
September 9, 2021

Padma Lakshmi said, “Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of cooking with the women in my family. It is the foundation for all I have spent my life working on.” Her debut children’s book, Tomatoes for Neela, which was illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food. It hit number 1 on Amazon Books Children’s Travel books list. She participated in a Barnes & Noble Storytime for her new book which Viking Books for Young Readers published the hardcover August 31, 2021.

ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson
September 9, 2021

Maggie Nelson's 10th work, ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT was published this week to a storm of positive praise and acclaim. In the New York Times book Review they rave: "With patience and equipoise, she helps us parse those specificities. . .Nelson displays the same eloquent equipoise when she ventures into recent debates about the ethics and politics of sex. . .In discussion after discussion, Nelson shows the same alertness to context, intellectual modesty and the conviction that ethical goodness is never all on one side." The Los Angeles Times describes how Nelson "bounds across knotty subjects like #MeToo, sex positivity, addiction, queer theory, anxiety and carceral feminism without tiring of the painstaking work of untangling controversies. . . . After reading Nelson, your understanding of the word ["freedom"], and of humanity itself, will expand in surprising directions."
Graywolf Press published the book September 7, 2021.

NOW BEACON, NOW SEA by Christopher Sorrentino
September 9, 2021

On the day of its anticipated release, NOW BEACON, NOW SEA: A SON'S MEMOIR by Christopher Sorrentino was reviewed in the New York Times. They write: “NOW BEACON, NOW SEA is perhaps more straightforward than [Sorrentino's] voicey, plotty novels, and his memoir indulges in novelistic and cinematic flourishes — cascading lists, lyrical still lifes — only occasionally. . . Acute, intimate and exceedingly fair, Sorrentino’s memoir is a post-mortem that examines not the causes of his parents’ deaths but the endurance and effects of their confounding marriage." Esquire also featured the memoir on their list of the Best Books of Fall 2021, deeming it an “unflinching look at the mother who terrified, confounded, and enraged him . . . . Mothers and sons have rarely been captured with such dark intimacy as in NOW BEACON, NOW SEA, an open wound of grief and regret.” Catapult published the memoir September 7, 2021.

ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson
August 27, 2021

Maggie Nelson's highly anticipated essay collection, ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT, is featured on Vogue Magazine's list of the Best Books To Read This Fall. They write: "Nelson’s probing inquiry sits on equal footing with her effortlessly fluid prose, which moves between first-person, anecdotal stories and intense critical examination with the utmost readability. Ultimately Nelson’s approach is one that seeks liberation and transcendence, whether sexual, narcotic, or purely biological—something that radiates palpably from her writing, even when she delves into some of the darkest corners of the human psyche.” ON FREEDOM was also featured on Kirkus Review's list of 150 Most Anticipated Fall Books. Graywolf Press publishes the book on September 7, 2021.

THE ONES WHO DON'T SAY THE LOVE YOU by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
August 27, 2021

On the day of its highly anticipated release, THE ONES WHO DON'T SAY THE LOVE YOU, Maurice Carlos Ruffin's sophomore work, was reviewed in the New York Times. They reviewer writes: "Ruffin writes with the clipped motion of the best comic books, and the unsparing tenderness of a poet. Readers enamored with the relentless lyricism of his novel may be surprised to find a gentler voice guiding these stories, without judgment. This softness is exactly what binds these patchwork chronicles into a vibrant and true mosaic of a place.” Ruffin also sat down for an interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he discussed his writing and love for his hometown New Orleans, Louisiana. One World published the book August 17, 2021.