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THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE by Katherine Arden
April 10, 2019
Katherine Arden has been nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She joins a shortlist of five other writers whose first professional work of science fiction or fantasy was published the last two years. The winner will be presented August 2019 in Dublin at the annual Hugo Awards. Del Rey Books published the book on January 18, 2017.
EXHALATION by Ted Chiang
April 10, 2019
Vulture has named Ted Chiang’s upcoming story collection EXHALATION one of its most anticipated fiction books of the spring: “Each of [Chiang’s] devastating stories mines little pieces of humanity from unexpected points of view.” Vintage will publish the book on May 7, 2019.
HONEY AND LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD by Alan Cumming, illustrated by Grant Shaffer
April 10, 2019
Publishers Weekly in its review of HONEY AND LEON TAKE THE HIGH ROAD notes, “Shaffer’s watercolors have the unbridled optimism of travel posters and fashion illustrations: a scene of London at night is washed in gossamer blues and greens, Edinburgh is portrayed as a nonstop pink-hued carnival, and everyone is balletically long limbed and interestingly dressed. An effervescent offering.” Random House Books for Young Readers will publish the book on April 30, 2019.
THE MOROCCAN GIRL by Charles Cumming
April 10, 2019
Charles Cumming’s spy thriller, The Moroccan Girl, received a starred review from Booklist and was a Best of February pick for Amazon. St. Martin's Press published the book on February 12, 2019.
THE UNDYING by Anne Boyer
April 10, 2019
Whiting Award winner and Judith E. Wilson fellow of poetry at Cambridge Anne Boyer’s THE UNDYING, a lyrical meditation on getting sick in the age of big data, was excerpted in the New Yorker on April 15. Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book on September 17, 2019.
WHAT MY MOTHER AND I DON’T TALK ABOUT by Michele Filgate
April 10, 2019
Michele Filgate’s anthology, featuring essays by Kiese Laymon, Andre Aciman, Leslie Jamison, Carmen Maria Machado, and more, has received starred advance reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and Library Journal. "These essays, each one exceptional on its own, encompass both love and writing at their most vulnerable, and could power entire cities with their electricity,” Booklist writes; Library Journal praises them as “stories to be savored,” and Kirkus calls the collection “moving Mother’s Day reading for the fearless and brave.” Simon & Schuster will publish the book on April 30, 2019.
UTOPIA FOR REALISTS by Rutger Bregman
April 10, 2019
Rutger Bregman’s UTOPIA FOR REALISTS hit the New York Times best seller list two years after its initial US publication, following Bregman’s viral speech at the World Economic Forum, his contentious interview with Tucker Carlson, and appearances on The Daily Show, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, and MSNBC. Little, Brown published the book on March 14, 2017
EVOLUTION by Eileen Myles
April 10, 2019
Eileen Myles was awarded the 2019 Arts and Letters Award in Literature, which honors writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Grove, Atlantic published the book on September 11, 2018.
THE ASH FAMILY by Molly Dektar
April 10, 2019
THE ASH FAMILY by Molly Dektar is a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers Pick for Spring 2019” and a Los Angeles Times selection for “7 highly anticipated debut novels to check out this spring.” Los Angeles Times raves that “North Carolina-born Dektar sets her first novel in her home state, following a young woman named Berie who joins an ‘intentional community’ in the mountains. Things seem to go well at first until people she befriends at the farm start to go missing.” Simon & Schuster published the book on April 9, 2019.
THE OLD DRIFT by Namwali Serpell
April 9, 2019
Salman Rushdie (New York Times Book Review) called Namwali Serpell’s debut novel THE OLD DRIFT “Extraordinary, ambitious, evocative… establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage,” and Dwight Garner (New York Times Daily) stated that “The reader who picks up THE OLD DRIFT is likely to be more than simply impressed. This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade.” Hogarth published the book on March 26, 2019.