Ed Young, the bestselling author of I CONTAIN MULTITUDES, wrote an essay for the Atlantic called “Our Pandemic Summer” about the issues that will come from re-opening the U.S. after the COVID-19 outbreak subsides. Ecco published I CONTAIN MULTITUDES on August 9, 2016.
Two stories from Ted Chiang’s short story collection EXHALATION are finalists for the 2020 Hugo Awards. His story “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom” was named a finalist in the Best Novella category and his story “Omphhalos” was named a finalist in the Best Novelette category. The author also did an interview with Electric Literature for a piece entitled “Ted Chiang Explains the Disaster Novel We All Suddenly Live In.” Knopf published the book on May 18, 2019.
A new documentary film from Grammy Award-winning Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz is coming to Apple TV+. Sterogum announces: “In the past few years, [Horovitz] and [Diamond], the two surviving Beasties, have been invested in finding interesting ways to tell their own stories. Those efforts have already led to BEASTIE BOYS BOOK, one of the best music memoirs of all time. And now they’ve also teamed up with their old collaborator Spike Jonze for BEASTIE BOYS STORY, a new documentary film that involves the two Beasties telling the whole story of their friendship.” Spiegel & Grau published the book on October 30, 2018.
Katherine Arden’s WINTERNIGHT TRILOGY, comprised of THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE, THE GIRL IN THE TOWER, and THE WINTER OF THE WITCH, is a finalist for a Hugo Award in the category of Best Series. Del Rey published THE WINTER OF THE WITCH, the final book of the trilogy, on January 8, 2019.
The Associated Press put out a glowing review of PROVIDENCE by Max Barry, writing: “PROVIDENCE is really about how we can all overcome adversity even when answers and resolutions are not clear-cut.” GP Putnam’s Sons published the book on March 31, 2020.
Vogue included PERFECT TUNES by Emily Gould on their list of books to read while you’re stuck at home. They write: “This exploration of music, motherhood, identity, and the dividing line between love and lust feels like a time capsule of post-9/11 New York, and its time jump to present-day Brooklyn will feel familiar to many readers struggling to keep families intact under less-than-ideal circumstances.” Avid Reader Press published the book on April 14, 2020.
BECOMING SUPERMAN by J. Michael Straczynski has been named a finalist for the 2020 Hugo Awards in the category Best Related Work. This award is given to a work related to the field of science fiction, fantasy, or fandom. Harper Voyager published the book on July 23, 2019.
Jessica Pearce Rotondi appeared on Zibby Owen’s Instagram Live show, #MomsDontHaveTimeToReadBooks, to discuss her forthcoming memoir WHAT WE INHERIT. Rotondi will also be doing an Instagram takeover for The Chicago Review of Books starting April 15th. Unnamed Press will publish the book on April 21, 2020.
Mary Pauline Lowry’s riot of a sophomore novel, THE ROXY LETTERS, published with great fanfare last week. The Washington Post’s “Book Maven” Bethanne Patrick calls it “the kind of comic novel we need right now. Not just because it is fun, funny and filled with eccentrics, but because Lowry's novel proves that good people working together can make positive changes.” Simon & Schuster published the book on April 7, 2020.
THE TRYING GAME, a debut book from New York Times “Fertility Diary” blogger Amy Klein, hit shelves last Tuesday. A primer on all things related to fertility treatments, Klein’s book is a must-have for those facing obstacles on their journey to motherhood. Ballantine Books published the book on April 7, 2020.