PHALLACY by Emily Willingham is a Nonfiction Finalist for the 2020 Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards, recognizing outstanding books published in 2020 written by Texas authors. PHALLACY published September 22, 2020 from Avery.
The Pariah by Anthony Ryan published in the US and UK the week of August 23, 2021. From the bestselling author of Blood Song, The Pariah is the first entry in a new epic fantasy series filled with action, intrigue and magic. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly writes “The author makes buy-in easy thanks to three-dimensional characters and intelligent prose that grips from the opening sentence…This makes a rich treat for George R.R. Martin fans." Orbit published the book on August 24, 2021.
Gordy Sauer’s debut novel CHILD IN THE VALLEY published August 24, 2021 from Hub City Press. For his publication rollout Sauer was profiled by the Columbia Daily Tribune. Meanwhile, the Dallas Morning News wrote, “Sauer is an assured new literary voice from Texas. His careful control of narrative, and convincing sculpting of the central character in particular, make this reader look forward to his future efforts.” And in a pre-pub review Publishers Weekly praised the novel as a “riveting cautionary tale of greed set during the California gold rush…an accomplished literary western.” Hub City Press published the novel on August 24, 2021.
Author of NEON IN DAYLIGHT Hermione Hoby’s second novel, VIRTUE, has received a wonderful review in the Times Literary Supplement. Calling the book “skillful” and “sharp,” the reviewer raves, “The chance to describe the specific beauty and badness of the world at a particular time keeps this story vital.” VIRTUE was also featured in the New York Times’ “At Home” newsletter as a recommended read. Riverhead published the novel on July 20, 2021.
James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE has been highlighted by the LA Times as one of this fall’s best thrillers. “‘Reprieve’ straddles genres in the best possible way,” says the paper. “Sure to spark conversation and debate at book clubs across the land.” William Morrow will publish the novel on October 5, 2021.
Author of DEAR CYBORGS Eugene Lim has published a flash fiction piece in the New Yorker, “What We Have Learned, What We Will Forget, What We Will Not Be Able to Forget.” Lim’s latest novel, SEARCH HISTORY, will be published by Coffee House Press on October 5, 2021.
The 58th book in the Stone Barrington series will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of August 22nd. The book will debut at number 6 on the Combined Print & E-book fiction list. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published the book on August 3, 2021.
R. A. Salvatore’s STARLIGHT ENCLAVE, the latest instalment in “Dungeon & Dragons’ Forgotten Realm” series, is a USA Today Bestseller for the week of August 12, 2021. Publishers Weekly praised the new epic fantasy novel: “Salvatore manages to wrangle the extensive backstory to make this an accessible entry point for first-timers, and the superior characterizations that marked Salvatore’s prior books are again in evidence. His many devoted fans have reason to anticipate the sequel.” Harper Voyager published the book on August 3, 2021.
James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE has received a starred review from Booklist! The reviewer calls Mattson’s novel “a brilliant hybrid, a thought-provoking look at marginalization and systemic oppression expertly nestled inside a high-anxiety tale about the horror industry itself…This is a rare treat of a novel that will be devoured by fans of pulp horror titles like The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz (2019) and by those who like the juxtaposition of supernatural and real-world horrors found in the works of Victor LaValle.” William Morrow will publish REPRIEVE on October 5, 2021.
Booklist praised ON GIRLHOOD, edited by Glory Edim: “A collection of 15 striking tales about girlhood, a theme of deep and universal resonance given profoundly illuminating specificity by the Black women writers Edim showcases. A remarkably vital, revealing, and sustaining literary gathering. Young adults will be gripped by these incisive, provocative stories of girlhood and its lasting impact.” ON GIRLHOOD publishes October 26, 2021 from Liveright.