Ramona Ausubel is shortlisted for the 2013 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US. The award is given to an outstanding debut novel by a writer who has “invented their own compasses and created characters, plots, and voices to enliven the common hours… this writer has achieved something notable and enduring: art.” Riverhead published the book February 2, 2012.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s IT'S ALL GOOD has reached #1 on The New York Times Best Seller Advice, How-to and Miscellaneous List for April 21, 2013. Grand Central Life and Style published the book April 2, 2013.
Robert Caro was named as the winner of the 2013 Mark Lynton History Prize by the Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, for his book THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON. He will be presented with the award, along with other winners and finalists of the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards, on May 7, 2013 at a ceremony at Columbia University. Knopf published the book May 1, 2012.
Tilly Bagshawe’s SIDNEY SHELDON’S THE TIDES OF MEMORY received great reviews from Bob Walch of Bookloons.com, saying, “Plenty of twists and surprises are in store for the reader as this beguiling tale unfolds,” and Night Owl Reviews, which raves that the book “will sweep the reader along on a whirlwind ride and that “this book will leave readers begging for more.” William Morrow published the book April 9, 2013.
MIDDLE C by William Gass was featured with an in-depth review in the Times Literary Supplement: “[Gass’s sentences] draw attention to themselves with quite fabulous turns of syntax and prodigious flowerings of assonance and alliteration.” Knopf published the book on March 12, 2013.
Austin Grossman’s novel has been made an iTunes editor’s choice for the week of April 14, 2013. Grantland has also named YOU as one its April Picks. Mulholland Books published the book April 16, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was favorably reviewed in Booklist and Flavorwire, which called the book a “luminous collection.” Booklist raved, “Ausubel is a master stylist of vibrant, concise prose, and these stories, with love most often at their core, can be appreciated for that alone.” Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.
Jim Gavin’s MIDDLE MEN was favorably reviewed in the “Briefly Noted” section of The New Yorker, which raved, “Gavin’s peppery prose unspools the plight of his characters – from good but not good enough basketball stars to toilet salesmen – with poignancy and not a trace of sentimentality.” Simon & Schuster published the book in February 19, 2013.
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT was reviewed positively in a feature article in Shelf Awareness, which declared: “Complex, layered and utterly original, debut novelist Derek B. Miller's Norwegian by Night is one of the most surprising and unusual novels to emerge in recent years…Thought-provoking, evocative, and wry in the best way, [this] is a remarkable novel.” The author was also interviewed in the magazine. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish the book May 21, 2013.