Rachel Aviv published an article in the September 9, 2013 issue of The New Yorker called “The Imperial Presidency,” about N.Y.U. President John Sexton and changing nature of higher education.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was reviewed in High Country News, which praised “Ausubel's lush and playful prose” and called the book an “honest and life-affirming collection of tales”. Riverhead published A GUIDE TO BEING BORN on May 2, 2013.
Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, BOMB, and The Hairpin. The San Francisco Chronicle said, “Koestenbaum's essays showcase a stunning display of carefully crafted sentences in an almost dizzying variety of arrangements. The result is a collection that is by turns funny, moving and insightful.”
Brenda Wineapple’s history, ECSTATIC NATION, received a rave review in The Christian Science Monitor: “Wineapple’s own literary talents are on full display, as well. She is a beautiful writer, at once lyrical and measured…in providing a sense of the possibilities and tragedies of the era, of its passions and disappointments, Wineapple has given us a memorable book.” HarperCollins published the book on August 6, 2013.
Choire Sicha’s VERY RECENT HISTORY: AN ENTIRELY FACTUAL ACCOUNT OF A YEAR (c. AD 2009) IN A LARGE CITY was reviewed by the Globe and Mail, Entertainment Weekly, and Elle. The Globe and Mail called Sicha “a new kind of media daddy.” Elle said VERY RECENT HISTORY “trains a floodlight on the great hypocrisies of our time,” and Entertainment Weekly gave it an A- grade and said, “Sicha’s message is universal.”
Christopher Rice’s new novel earned a starred review in Publishers Weekly. They call it “a masterful coming of age novel” and rave that “Rice’s characters are complex and real, his dialogue pitch-perfect, and his writing intelligent and strong. He builds suspense beautifully amid enduring philosophical questions about what it means to be human.” The book will be published by Gallery on October 15, 2013.
Lucy Corin’s ONE HUNDRED APOCALYPSES AND OTHER APOCALYPSES was reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lambda Literary, and Bustle. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a delightful, endlessly inventive read.” Lamba Literary called it, “Dark, but also very funny.” Bustle praised, “Corin's witty writing" and said that "she leaves us thinking deeply about parts of humanity we don't often examine under a magnifying glass.” McSweeney’s will publish the book on August 13, 2013.
Wayne Koestenbaum’s MY 1980’s AND OTHER ESSAYS was reviewed in ArtInfo, Tablet, and AV Club. AV Club featured it as a “What are you reading this month?” book-of-note. Tablet said, “Wayne Koestenbaum gives a master class in [Susan Sontag’s] kind of creative straddling.” ArtInfo praised Koestenbaum for his “critical and personal prose of phenomenal energy, wit, and vulnerability” Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on August 13, 2013.
Publishers Weekly gave a positive review to QUIET DELL: “Phillips’s plot is engaging, romantic, and fecund; her characters are beautiful, accomplished, and good—except for the bad guy, who is very bad indeed…Phillips is a reader’s writer.” Scribner will publish the book on October 15, 2013.
Larry Watson’s LET HIM GO has been selected as an Indie Next Pick for September 2013. Indie Next declares “Stunning and riveting, Let Him Go will not be soon forgotten.” Milkweed Editions will publish the book on September 3, 2013.