Authors Xiaolu Guo and Sunjeev Sahota have both made Granta Best Young British Novelist’s List. The London based literary magazine recognizes and honors twenty writers that they believe to be “the future of literature in Britain.” Xialou Guo’s most recent novel to be published in the U.S. is "Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth” was published by Nan A. Talese on August 5, 2008. Sunjeev Sahota first novel, “Ours are the Streets,” was published by Picador on September 1, 2011.
Amy Shearn’s THE MERMAID OF BROOKLYN received rave reviews in The Boston Globe and was selected as a Best Book of the Week by Oprah.com, which said, “In this sly and wise new novel… Shearn captures both the beauty and the banality of parenthood.”
Robert Caro’s THE PASSAGE OF POWER: THE YEARS OF LYNDON JOHNSON was awarded the New-York Historical Society’s annual American History Book Prize, to be presented Friday, April 12. Knopf published the book May 1, 2012.
Sidney Poitier’s MONTARO CAINE received a positive review in Kirkus, calling it, “A pleasant surprise, elegantly written and keenly observed. Think of it, in a way, as a Little Prince for grown-ups, without the aeronautics.” Spiegel and Grau will publish the book on May 7, 2013.
In Bee Ridgway’s wonderfully imaginative debut novel, a man and a woman travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and, thus, the future. THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is featured in the current issue of Vanity Fair’s ‘Hot Type’ section. The magazine calls it a “thrill ride.” Dutton will publish the book April 23, 2013.
Danielle Steel’s FIRST SIGHT received a positive Kirkus Review calling it, “A novel about love, in all its heartbreaking and splendid forms.” Delacorte Press will publish the book on July 16, 2013.
Amy Fusselman’s THE PHARMACIST’S MATE and 8, which have been re-released in a two-book format, were given a rave review in the Washington Post: “[The re-release] elevates the quality of the original, turning it into a deeper, more meaningful read.” The double-book package was published by McSweeney’s February 12, 2013.
ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM by Milan Trenc is being featured at the American Museum of Natural History with sleepover events on Friday, April 12, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, June 22. The events include a story time presentation, an IMAX movie, and live animal exhibitions. Christy Ottaviano Books (a division of Henry Holt) published the book March 19, 2013.