Publishers Weekly praised Daniel Hornsby’s forthcoming debut novel VIA NEGATIVA in a starred review. They write: “Hornsby has got the goods, and his stirring tale of self-reflection, revenge, and theological insight isn’t one to miss.” Knopf will publish the book on August 11, 2020.
Following its starred review from Publishers Weekly, Jennifer Hofmann’s debut novel THE STANDARDIZATION OF DEMORALIZATION PROCEDURES has earned another star, this time from Kirkus. They call the dark satire of Cold War-era East Germany “a remarkable first novel that reads like the work of a seasoned pro.” Little, Brown and Company will publish the book on August 11, 2020.
The American Booksellers’ Association has named Jessica Cluess’ HOUSE OF DRAGONS one of their Summer 2020 Kids’ Indie Next Great Reads. They write: “Cluess has created a sweeping start to a series that is sure to enthrall fans everywhere.” It was also previously praised by Kirkus Reviews for its “well-rounded characters who face complex moral issues,” BookPage for its “world building and high-stakes conflict,” and the School Library Journal for being “[a] wonderful adventure book for teens that challenges ideas of right and wrong.” Random House Books for Young Readers published the book on May 12, 2020.
YA author Jennifer Dugan was featured on PublishersWeekly.com for “Six Interviews with LGBTQ Children’s and YA Authors.” When asked about the inspiration for her most recent YA contemporary romance, Dugan said, “I wanted to feature two bi/pan kids in a relationship, particularly one who could appear heteronormative to outsiders . . . Unfortunately, biphobia is something that runs rampant not just in the world at large, but also within queer spaces. It was important to me to show bi/pan teens that it’s okay! You are still valid.” G.P. Putnam’s Sons for Young Readers published the book on April 21, 2020.
Richard Hasen appeared on the news program All In, With Chris Hayes to discuss voting issues in Georgia. His book, ELECTION MELTDOWN, published February 4, 2020 from Yale University Press.
Food writer and editor Sanaë Lemoine’s wonderful debut, THE MARGOT AFFAIR, published to a flurry of praise this past week. The novel was featured as a New York Times Editor’s Pick, and was met with glowing reviews in both the Arts section and the Book Review’s Shortlist. Lemoine also had original pieces published by Lit Hub, Guernica, and other outlets to herald the book’s pub day. Hogarth published the book on June 16, 2020.
Former New Yorker staff writer Becky Cooper’s thrilling work, WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE, continues to receive a steady stream of fantastic blurbs. #1 New York Times bestselling author of HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD Robert Kolker calls it “top-of-the-line true crime, fortified with shrewd intellectual rigor and acute moral clarity.” Grand Central Publishing will publish the book on November 10, 2020.
Jessica Pearce Rotondi sat down with the LA Review of Books to discuss her recent book, WHAT WE INHERIT, which is the culmination of a ten-year investigation into an uncle’s disappearance during the Secret War in Laos in 1972. “Everything about WHAT WE INHERIT is unexpected and compelling,” writes Meredith Maran of the LARB, adding that the book is “as breathtaking as any spy movie.” Unnamed Press published the book on April 21, 2020.
Gabriella Burnham’s debut novel IT IS WOOD, IT IS STONE received a stunning review in the New York Times. Critic Sarah Gerard writes: “This is a remarkable story of secrecy, discovery and self-expression, delivered by a skillful observer.” One World will publish the book on July 28, 2020.
Tara Isabella Burton joined Richard Aldous on his podcast, The American Interest. They discussed her new book, STRANGE RITES, and its timely implications for America’s current politics. PublicAffairs published the book on June 16, 2020.