Mary Fulbrook’s RECKONINGS has made the shortlist for the 2019 Cundill History Prize, alongside works by Jill Lepore, Victoria Johnson, and others. The winner will be announced at the Cundill History Prize Gala at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on November 14. Oxford University Press published the book on October 2, 2018.
A SAND BOOK, Ariana Reines’ first book of poems since her groundbreaking 2011 collection MERCURY, has been longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry alongside Ilya Kaminsky, Jericho Brown, and others. The winners will be announced November 20, 2019. Tin House published the book on June 18, 2019.
Samantha Hunt’s short story collection, THE DARK DARK, has won the 2019 St. Francis College Literary Prize. The award is given to mid-career authors who have recently published their third to fifth work of fiction. Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on July 18, 2017.
The National Book Foundation has named Johannes Lichtman a 5 Under 35 honoree for his timely and provocative debut novel SUCH GOOD WORK, which tells the story of a creative writing teacher who is kick-starting a newly sober chapter in his life. Simon & Schuster published the book on February 5, 2019.
New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly appeared this week on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee to discuss THE EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH and Kavanaugh’s confirmation in light of the book’s disclosures. The Washington Post had high praise for THE EDUCATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH in their review, saying, “Living in the minutiae, and maintaining that focus on narrating events rather than opining on or analyzing them, makes this book a remarkable work of slowed-down journalism.” The Atlantic, too, wrote a positive review, calling it: “a revision that adds to the existing story rather than fundamentally changing it—a deeply reported retelling of the confirmation fight that many Americans experienced as a cut whose wounds never fully healed.” Portfolio published the book on September 17, 2019.
Peter McGough, one half of the prolific art duo McDermott & McGough, published his memoir I’VE SEEN THE FUTURE AND I’M NOT GOING this week. In anticipation of the book release, McGough was interviewed by Jameson Fitzpatrick for T Magazine. Fitzpatrick called the book “an intimate inside look at the New York art world, his tumultuous relationship with McDermott, the AIDS crisis and his own illness and treatment” and wrote that “In person, McGough speaks with the same chatty candor that characterizes his book.” Pantheon published the book on September 17, 2019.
The Washington Post features Andre Aciman’s FIND ME, his sequel to CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, in their list of 18 Books to Read This Fall. Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish the book on October 29, 2019.
Poet Anne Boyer’s memoir THE UNDYING recently published to widespread acclaim, having already received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly and rave write-ups in the New York Times, Lit Hub, The Baffler, Bookforum, Longreads and more. In her publication day review for NPR, Sascha Cohen called it “a rousing hybrid of memoir and manifesto… This is memoir as anti-capitalist indictment, as biting cultural criticism, as vengeance.” Farrar, Straus and Giroux published the book on September 17, 2019.
In a starred review, Library Journal praises Allen Glover’s TV NOIR: “Each section could be a stand-alone show at a media museum or, better yet, a series at a dimly lit revival house. Essential for noir lovers, especially those who have exhausted the film canon and are hungry for more.” Abrams will publish the book on September 24, 2019.
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND is a featured selection in the New York Times Book Review’s paperback row. Summerfield’s debut novel chronicles the aftermath of a divorce through the eyes of precocious eight-year-old Nenny, and the Times calls it “exactly as gut-wrenching as it sounds." Little, Brown published the book on April 17, 2018.