News in December 2017
News in December 2017
Rachel Khong’s debut novel GOODBYE, VITAMIN is one of Buzzfeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of the year, as well as one of Nylon’s Best Fiction Books of 2017. Henry Holt published GOODBYE, VITAMIN on July 11, 2017.
What happens when a congenitally sarcastic, type-A journalist and a groovy Canadian mystic embark on an epic road trip into America’s neurotic underbelly, as well as into their own? Find out in this unusual and useful book which promises it will get you to meditate. Minus the pan flutes. Great for fulfilling a New Year’s Resolution. Spiegel & Grau publishes the hardcover December 26. Available now for pre-order.
Samantha Hunt’s acclaimed book of stories THE DARK DARK is one of Buzzfeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of the year, as well as one of Nylon’s Best Fiction Books of 2017. Farrar Straus & Giroux published THE DARK DARK on July 18, 2017.
Jess Arndt’s short story collection LARGE ANIMALS is one of Buzzfeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of the year. Catapult published LARGE ANIMALS on May 9, 2017.
The audio edition of Katherine Arden’s debut fantasy novel by was named the best Fantasy novel of 2017 by Audible. Sam, the editor at Audible in his recommendation says “Listening to the novel is reminiscent of listening to a classic fairy tale… The Bear and the Nightingale offered one of the most captivating journeys for listeners this year.” Del Rey published the book on June 27, 2017. The sequel to the book, THE GIRL IN THE TOWER, was published by Del Rey on December 5, 2017.
Two of the New York Times daily book critics, Dwight Garner & Janet Maslin named Joe Hagan’s biography of Jann Wenner one of the Best Books of 2017. Dwight Garner writes “Hagan has delivered a graceful, confident, dispassionately reported and deeply well-written biography. It’s a big book, one that no one will wish longer, but its chapters move past like a crunching collection of singles and not a thumb-sucking double album. It’s a joy to read and feels built to last.”
Yrsa Daley-Ward, author of the poetry collection bone, is in excellent company on Dazed’s list of Black Female Poets You Need to Know. Yrsa also participated in Medium’s 2017 Words that Matter, writing about ‘energy.’ Penguin Books published bone on September 26, 2017.
Refinery29 named Hermione Hoby’s debut novel NEON IN DAYLIGHT one of its Best New Books to Read this Month. Catapult will publish NEON IN DAYLIGHT on January 9, 2018.
Jess Arndt’s short story collection LARGE ANIMALS is one of Entropy Magazine’s Best Fiction Books of the year. Read it Forward also named it to their list of Sensational Short Story Collections. Catapult published LARGE ANIMALS on May 9, 2017.
The Horn Book has included A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS in its 2017 Fanfare roundup and gave it a starred review. Horn said of the book that it “beautifully succeeds in its mission to convey to young readers the vastness of the numbers in our midst while reassuring them that, although each of us is one of billions of people roaming the earth today, ‘there’s only one of YOU.’" Greenwillow Books published the picture book on October 3, 2017.
Sgt. Craig Grossi appeared on the Today Show to promote his memoir CRAIG & FRED: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other. He was also recently on the Rachel Ray show. William Morrow published the book on October 31, 2017.
The acclaimed biography of Jann Wenner received positive reviews in The New York Times Book Review & The Guardian. Joe Hagan “swings the biographer’s baton with authority,” writes Jack Shafer in his New York Times Book Review of STICKY FINGERS, entertainingly titled “The Licentious Life and Times of Jann Wenner.”