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SCREEN TESTS by Kate Zambreno
August 6, 2019

Kate Zambreno’s SCREEN TESTS, previously excerpted in the Paris Review, has received extensive coverage upon its publication. On July 29, SSENSE published a feature on Zambreno, with Claire Marie Healy writing that the new collection “is full of jokes. In it, [Zambreno] twists around moments that feel glamorous, tragic, and bleakly ironic… Reading Zambreno has always felt more intimate than many writers: with Screen Tests, she is more teasing than before. Because what’s more intimate than a joke?” Harper Perennial published the book on July 23, 2019.

HOW TO BREAK THE WORLD by Quinn Slobodian
August 6, 2019

On July 25, the New York Times published an op-ed by Quinn Slobodian and Alexander Kentikelenis on the same topic as Prof. Slobodian’s forthcoming book HOW TO BREAK THE WORLD. “Right-wing economic nationalists speak of increasing the welfare of ‘their’ people,” Slobodian writes, “but they do so by scapegoating outsiders and turning a blind eye to — if not actively supporting — the very machinery that has helped produce domestic inequality. Without democratizing finance, wealth will never be shared in a way that rewards people fairly for their labor.” Metropolitan will publish the book in 2022.

 BECOMING SUPERMAN by J. Michael Straczynski
July 26, 2019

The memoir from J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, received a rave review from NPR Books which called it a “touching, devastating, unexpectedly funny memoir about a man born into a destructive, abusive environment who went on to overcome his demons.” The author was also interviewed by the New York Times about the book. Harper Voyager published the book on July 23, 2019.

IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
July 26, 2019

De’Shawn Charles Winslow’s IN WEST MILLS has been selected for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Long List. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The 2019 Short List will be announced in September and the winner will be announced in December at The Center for Fiction's Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner. Bloomsbury published the book on June 4, 2019.

THE BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM by Sophia Chang
July 26, 2019

Sophia Chang’s forthcoming audio memoir THE BADDEST BITCH IN THE ROOM was announced on Complex today. Preorders are now open. Audible, in collaboration with Hello Sunshine, will be publishing the book on September 26, 2019.

THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
July 26, 2019

Namwali Serpell’s THE OLD DRIFT has been selected for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Long List. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The 2019 Short List will be announced in September and the winner will be announced in December at The Center for Fiction's Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner. Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.

WE CAST A SHADOW by Maurice Carlos Ruffin
July 26, 2019

Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s WE CAST A SHADOW has been selected for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Long List. The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize is awarded to the best debut novel of the year. The 2019 Short List will be announced in September and the winner will be announced in December at The Center for Fiction's Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner. One World published the book on January 29, 2019.

LOST AND FOUND by Danielle Steel
July 15, 2019

The latest novel by Danielle Steel will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller list for the week of July 14th. It will debut at number 3 on the Combined Print & E-book fiction list and number 4 on the Hardcover Fiction list. Dell published the book on June 25, 2019.

THE TERRIBLE by Yrsa Daley-Ward
July 15, 2019

Yrsa Daley-Ward’s memoir THE TERRIBLE is the winner of the 2019 PEN Ackerley Award, the UK’s only award for memoir and autobiography. Penguin Books published the book on June 5, 2018. Congratulations, Yrsa!

EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
July 15, 2019

Ted Chiang was interviewed in GQ Magazine about his new short story collection EXHALATION. Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.