Robert Caro is interviewed on his multi-volume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson in The Christian Science Monitor’s “Chapter & Verse” blog: “Robert Caro likes to say that he isn’t writing about Lyndon Johnson’s life. Instead, the 36th president’s tireless biographer says, he uses LBJ as a focal point to explore the use of power in the American political system.” Knopf published the fourth volume of the series, THE PASSAGE OF POWER May 1, 2012.
Ramona Ausubel’s A GUIDE TO BEING BORN was positively mentioned in a New York Times article analyzing the resurgence of the short story form and praising the “unusually rich crop of short-story collections” this year. Riverhead will publish the book May 2, 2013.
Ward Just was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters this year, one of only three new members. His latest novel RODIN's DEBUTANTE was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 1, 2011.
Tom Wolfe’s BACK TO BLOOD audio edition received a starred review in Booklist: “This marvelous production of Wolfe’s latest romp features not only [Lou Diamond] Phillips’ spot-on reading but a sprinkling of Latin and rap music to mark chapters and begin and end each disc.” Little, Brown published the book October 23, 2012.
Featured as a Publisher’s Weekly Pick of the Week, this innovative book is called, “a welcome addition to any library of dark fantasy, with its beautiful portraiture and gripping description of a man’s descent into perversity.” Quirk Books will publish on May 21, 2013.