News in September 2021
News in September 2021
Anderson Cooper’s VANDERBILT published this week with a flurry of media attention. Cooper appeared on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, CBS News’ Sunday Morning, and CBS Mornings to discuss the book. Cooper told CBS News: “I thought, 'I wanna write a book for my son that kind of explains part of his past or his family's past.' And it's an honest view, I think, at this remarkable family – remarkable in good ways, and also bad." Harper published the book on September 21, 2021.
THE PROPHETS by Robert Jones Jr. has been longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award in Fiction. The finalists will be announced on October 5, and the winners will be announced on November 17. G.P. Putnam’s Sons published THE PROPHETS on January 5, 2021.
ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson continues to earn thunderous praise following its publication. The book is now a national bestseller after landing on lists from The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Seattle Times. The book also received a glowing review from the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "... Nelson is a broad thinker, concerned with ethics, and careful to balance emotion with intellect…By the end of her theorizing, Nelson has breathed fresh air into the title notion, and in her openhanded treatment has given her readers a chance to consider freedom more freely." Graywolf Press published the book on September 7, 2021.
BONE and THE TERRIBLE author Yrsa Daley-Ward’s THE HOW received a glowing review from Publishers Weekly. They call the book “a tender, hopeful meditation,” raving: “Daley-Ward excels at describing the indescribable. This work defies genre and features a beautiful blend of lyrical prose and bold poetry.” Penguin Books will publish THE HOW on November 2, 2021.
Investigative journalists Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel’s OUT OF OFFICE received an incredible starred review from Publishers Weekly. They call the book an “insightful and timely survey,” adding: “Never sacrificing meaningful analysis for easy answers, this is a remarkable examination of the rapidly-changing workplace.” The book also received an excellent blurb from Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better: “OUT OF OFFICE isn't just a book about remote work. It's a book that helps us imagine a future where our lives—at the office and home—are happier, more productive, and genuinely meaningful. As companies and employees imagine their post-pandemic futures, Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen have provided an essential framework for rethinking how we work.” Knopf will publish the book on December 7, 2021.
SCIENTIST by Richard Rhodes is part of the New York Times Book Review’s Fall Preview as one of “5 Biographies to Read This Season,” where it is noted as “an impressive account of one of the 20th century’s most prominent biologists.” The book also received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. They call it a “brilliant biography,” adding: “The author leaves no doubt as to Wilson’s broad impact on science and the public’s perceptions of nature, without ever veering into hagiography. This is a must-read.” Doubleday will publish the book on October 26, 2021.
Cathy Park Hong is named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is featured on one of its covers. Ali Wong described Cathy Park Hong’s MINOR FEELINGS as “the kind of book you want to dog-ear and underline. Reading it was such a crazy feeling: I felt so seen that I couldn’t believe that this book existed. And it’s become even more painfully relevant in a year in which anti-Asian violence… has spiked so aggressively, putting our communities on high alert and searching for solidarity. This is the book to read when you ask me, “How can I be an ally?” This is the book to read if you want to educate yourself. This is the book to read if you want to be more in touch with your humanity.” One World published the book in paperback March 2, 2021.
Anderson Cooper gets personal with Town & Country Magazine about his forthcoming book, VANDERBILT: THE RISE AND FALL OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY, which he describes as a letter to his son “about this crazy and unusual part of his family's past.” Harper will publish the book September 21, 2021.
James Han Mattson’s REPRIEVE is #5 on Entertainment Weekly’s October Must List! This chilling novel also made Elle Canada’s 10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Fall, Oprah Daily’s 30 Best Fall Books of 2021 to Cuddle Up With, Shondaland’s Fall 2021 Reading List, and BookPage’s “Leave the Lights On” recommendations. William Morrow will publish the book October 5, 2021.
Jennifer Marie Brissett’s upcoming novel DESTROYER OF LIGHT appeared on Book Riot’s list of the “20 Must-Read Space Fantasy Books.” TOR will publish the book October 12, 2021.
The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing has selected THE DEVIL’S PLAYBOOK by Lauren Etter for the shortlist for the Best in Business Books Awards. The winner will be announced later this fall. Crown published the book on May 25, 2021.
The French translation of Robert Jones, Jr.'s New York Times bestselling debut THE PROPHETS is nominated for two prestigious French literary awards: The Femina Prize and The Medici Prize. The English language translation is also nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine, a French literary award given each year to an American novel translated into French and published in that year starting January 1. Putnam published the book January 5, 2021.