BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin has been awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for the best translated novel. The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is the most prestigious award in France for mystery and detective novels. Ecco published the book on June 12, 2018.
Netflix has acquired the film rights to CYBERSTORM by Matthew Mather. Screenwriter Matt Lopez will pen the adaptation, with Sebastian Hofmann attached to direct and Emile Gladstone on board to produce. Matthew Mather self-published CYBERSTORM on March 15, 2013.
Maxim Loskutoff was interviewed by Steven Wingate of the Fiction Writers Review about his debut novel, RUTHIE FEAR. Wingate writes: “Loskutoff’s characters are moved by tectonic forces shifting both within their psyches and throughout American culture, making them creatures simultaneously determined by their world and convinced that no one else will determine it for them…RUTHIE FEAR is an untamed animal of a novel, and its ending will leave your head spinning.” W.W. Norton and Company published the book on September 1, 2020.
A LOVER’S DISCOURSE by Xiaolu Guo was shortlisted for the 2020 Goldsmiths Prize. The annual prize is awarded to a book that “is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterises the genre at its best.” The winner will be announced on November 11th. Additionally, the book has received glowing praise from Lit Hub, PopSugar, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Review of Books, Ms. Magazine, and The Guardian. Ms. Magazine calls the book “[s]upple and genuine…A candid examination of love and relationships,” while The Guardian describes it as “a fragmentary meditation on the nature of love, on desire and on connection between two humans.” Grove Press published A LOVER’S DISCOURSE on October 13, 2020.
Brian Muraresku joined Michael Smerconish to discuss THE IMMORTALITY KEY, both on CNN and on Smerconish’s SiriusXM program. Smerconish praises the book as “tremendous” and “stunning,” noting that Muraresku has “something big on [his] hands here." Additionally, the book continues to top bestsellers lists across Amazon US, Canada, and Germany. St. Martin’s Press published THE IMMORTALITY KEY on September 29, 2020.
Dylan Farrow spoke with USA Today and NPR about her new YA fantasy novel, HUSH. “We are living in a time where information is getting manipulated and weaponized, and we are constantly bombarded with it,” Farrow says. “How do you find the truth in that information, in that quagmire? Where does it reside? Who gets to control it? And how far is too far in the pursuit of truth?” The book has also been named a must-read of the season in lists by BookRiot, Gizmodo, HelloGiggles, and Medium. Wednesday Books published HUSH on October 6, 2020.
Brian Muraresku’s THE IMMORTALITY KEY is an Amazon best seller, featuring at #1 in History and #5 in Audible Books & Originals. St. Martin’s Press published THE IMMORTALITY KEY on September 29, 2020.
The Wall Street Journal praises PHALLACY by Emily Willingham. They write: “If you like did-you-know books, and your tastes run a little outré, then PHALLACY is worth a look...Ms. Willingham has written an amusing book, willing to tackle pressing issues.” Avery published PHALLACY on September 22, 2020.
Jeremy England’s EVERY LIFE IS ON FIRE was featured in The Wall Street Journal. Andrew Crumey writes: “EVERY LIFE IS ON FIRE is dense, impassioned, and absorbing...[It] comes to us from the forefront of scientific inquiry; a novel species whose fate remains to be determined.” Basic Books published the book on September 15, 2020.
Conor Dougherty’s GOLDEN GATES was shortlisted for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice. The annual prize “celebrates the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all.” Goddard Riverside Executive Director Roderick L. Jones writes: “At a time when our politics can seem senseless and brutal, these works light the way forward to a better society.” GOLDEN GATES published February 18, 2020 from Penguin Press.