AudioFile recommends ALICE'S FARM by Maryrose Wood as “a fun, family-friendly story,” and a “new tale that feels like a classic.” Feiwel & Friends published the book on September 1, 2020.
Michael Zapata’s debut novel, THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU, has been shortlisted for the Chicago Review of Books’ CHIRBy Awards, which recognize "the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and short essays published by Chicago-based writers." Nominees will read short excerpts from their respective works, and winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on December 3rd. Hanover Square Press published THE LOST BOOK OF ADANA MOREAU on February 4, 2020.
The New Yorker featured Maxim Loskutoff’s debut novel RUTHIE FEAR in its “Briefly Noted” section, praising the way “Loskutoff uses tropes of the Western—vivid depictions of mountain landscapes and hunting scenes—to offer a subtle portrayal of poverty and class warfare.” W. W. Norton & Company published the book on September 1, 2020.
Publishers Weekly called Arvin Ahmadi’s HOW IT ALL BLEW UP a “moving and well-written coming-of-age novel,” noting that the book’s narrative framing "enabl[es] Ahmadi to switch perspectives and expand the novel’s emotional landscape.” Viking Books for Young Readers published the novel on September 22, 2020.
Rock photographer Bob Gruen was featured in the New York Post. He discussed his book, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME, noting that this book is very different from other ones he has published: “When you develop a trust and a friendship, then when you are taking pictures you’re in a much more comfortable situation…This is not a photo book – it’s a word book. The whole point is to read the stories.” Abrams Press published the book on October 20, 2020.
Ted Chiang's EXHALATION is a winner of the 2020 Neukom Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction. The Neukom Prize at the Institute at Dartmouth University recognizes "wondrous and wonderful additions to this vibrant genre." Knopf published the book on May 7, 2019.
BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin has been awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for the best translated novel. The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is the most prestigious award in France for mystery and detective novels. Ecco published the book on June 12, 2018.
Netflix has acquired the film rights to CYBERSTORM by Matthew Mather. Screenwriter Matt Lopez will pen the adaptation, with Sebastian Hofmann attached to direct and Emile Gladstone on board to produce. Matthew Mather self-published CYBERSTORM on March 15, 2013.
Maxim Loskutoff was interviewed by Steven Wingate of the Fiction Writers Review about his debut novel, RUTHIE FEAR. Wingate writes: “Loskutoff’s characters are moved by tectonic forces shifting both within their psyches and throughout American culture, making them creatures simultaneously determined by their world and convinced that no one else will determine it for them…RUTHIE FEAR is an untamed animal of a novel, and its ending will leave your head spinning.” W.W. Norton and Company published the book on September 1, 2020.
A LOVER’S DISCOURSE by Xiaolu Guo was shortlisted for the 2020 Goldsmiths Prize. The annual prize is awarded to a book that “is deemed genuinely novel and which embodies the spirit of invention that characterises the genre at its best.” The winner will be announced on November 11th. Additionally, the book has received glowing praise from Lit Hub, PopSugar, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Review of Books, Ms. Magazine, and The Guardian. Ms. Magazine calls the book “[s]upple and genuine…A candid examination of love and relationships,” while The Guardian describes it as “a fragmentary meditation on the nature of love, on desire and on connection between two humans.” Grove Press published A LOVER’S DISCOURSE on October 13, 2020.