AMERICAN ROMANTIC received a positive review in Sunday, June 8th’s edition of The New York Times Book Review. The review, Gail Godwin, praises the author as “both a writer’s writer and an astute tracker of human souls under duplicity and duress.” She also calls the book “one of his finest” and says that “it’s a good place to be introduced to his work.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book April 1, 2014.
A film adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel CHRIST THE LORD: Out of Egypt produced by Enzo Sisti (Passion of the Christ) and distributed by Focus Features will begin filming this September in Italy. Knopf first published the book November 1, 2005.
Derek B. Miller’s NORWEGIAN BY NIGHT won the eDunnit Award for best crime fiction e-book, and the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published the book on May 21, 2013.
Kiese Laymon was shortlisted for the Saroyan International Prize for Writing and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award, for both fiction and nonfiction. He was also shortlisted for the Believer Book of the Year Award and was nominated for a Gaines Literary Award.
CLOUDS OF GLORY, Michael Korda’s life of Robert E. Lee, will debut at number 17 on the New York Times Hardcover extended bestseller list for the week of June 1st. HarperCollins published the book on May 13, 2014.
Rilla Askew’s essay “The Cost,” about the effects of stop and frisk on youth, was published in The Daily Beast. Rilla’s recent novel KIND OF KIN was published by Ecco on January 8, 2013.
Charles Cumming’s new spy novel received a starred review in Booklist. The review calls Cumming “one of the best of today’s old-school espionage novelists” and calls the book “superb espionage fiction in the grand tradition.” St Martin’s Press will publish the book on August 5, 2014.
Dinaw Mengestu’s THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS has been nominated as one of the top four books for DC Reads: the annual Washington, DC “one city, one book” program. Residents of DC and its surrounding Maryland and Virginia counties are eligible to vote online or in one of the 50 designated locations between May 28 and June 30. Riverhead published the book March 1, 2007.