Gavin Corbett’s THIS IS THE WAY is shortlisted for Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2012-13. The award is the largest monetary prize for fiction available solely to Irish authors, and the winner will be announced at the 2013 Listowel Writers’ Week on May 29. Faber and Faber published the book March 5, 2013.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN is a Daily Beast ‘Hot Read’, a Huffington Post ‘Book We’re Talking About This Week,’ an Apple iBookstore ‘Best Book of the Month,’ and this month’s The New Yorker blog’s top ‘Book to Watch Out For,’ which notes, “Ausubel applies her spacious imagination to the subjects of sex, birth, growth, and death.”
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.