Carlene Bauer’s FRANCES AND BERNARD received a positive review from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which said: “With wonderful writing, elegant, pithy and witty…There is much to admire in this smart, ambitious, debut novel.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book February 5, 2013.
David Malki!, Matthew Bennardo & Ryan North‘s THIS IS HOW YOU DIE received a positive review in Kirkus, calling the book “funny, frightening, clever.” Grand Central will publish the book July 16, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel was interviewed by Meredith Turits in Full Stop for her new collection, A GUIDE TO BEING BORN. Turits says, “Ramona Ausubel’s prose, concepts, and stories: they’re the kind that make a reader stop, take a breath, and reread…the stories re-infuse wonder into a somewhat overwrought cultural conversation…There is something inherently magical about it.”
April Bloomfield’s A GIRL AND HER PIG was awarded first place for a cookbook by The Book Industry Guild of New York at their 27th Annual awards show. Ecco published the book April 12, 2012.
Jasper Fforde’s THE LAST DRAGONSLAYER was awarded second place in young adult fiction by The Book Industry Guild of NY at their 27th Annual awards show. Harcourt Children’s Books published the book October 2, 2012.
Max Barry’s LEXICON received a starred Booklist’s which raves that LEXICON is “an absolutely first-rate, suspenseful thriller with convincing characters who invite readers’ empathy and keep them turning pages until the satisfying conclusion.” Penguin Press will publish the hardcover June 18th, 2013.
Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth has just bought the option to Charles Cumming’s spy trilogy that began with A FOREIGN COUNTRY. St. Martin's Press published the book August 7, 2012.
In honor of the publication of Austin Grossman’s new novel YOU, Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY hosted a marvelous conversation between twin brothers Austin Grossman and Lev Grossman. Mullholland Books published the book April 16, 2013.
Susan Choi’s MY EDUCATION received a starred review in the May 1 issue of Library Journal: “As with her previous novels, Choi’s talent resides in her densely layered prose and her slowing down the pace to draw readers into the inner worlds of her characters. The result is a deeply human tale of intentional mistakes, love and lust, and the search for a clearer vision of one’s self.” Viking will publish the book July 1, 2013.
Morton L. Janklow and Lynn Nesbit were presented with the New York City Literary Honors Award in the category of Literary Life by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on April 23, 2013.