News in September 2017
News in September 2017
The Guardian published an excerpt from SOUTH AND WEST, along with an interview with the author. In addition, Dana Spiotta interviewed Joan Didion & her nephew Griffin Dunne about the forthcoming Netflix documentary “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.” Knopf published SOUTH AND WEST on March 7, 2017.
Booklist gave a starred review to Joe Hagan’s forthcoming biography of Jann Wenner. The review says: “Hagan has fashioned a fascinating biography of a controversial figure and the iconic publication he started.” Knopf will publish the book on October 24, 2017.
FRESH COMPLAINT, the first short story collection by Jeffrey Eugenides, received a positive review in The Guardian. The review praises the author as a “fine exponent of the satisfying denouement” and says the collection offers “fleeting visits from characters with whom you’d like to spend a little time.” Farrar Straus & Giroux will publish the book on October 3, 2017.
HEDY’S FOLLY: THE LIFE AND BREAKTHROUGH INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD by Pulitzer-prize winning author, Richard Rhodes, will be adapted for a television miniseries that will star and be produced by Diane Kruger. “I am fascinated by Hedy Lamarr,” said Kruger in a statement.
Booklist gave a positive review to the latest book from the National Book Award winning author. The review says “Thoughtful, intelligent, and deeply human, Lifton will not disappoint his fans and will hopefully draw new readers with this deeply informative work.” The New Press will publish the book on October 10, 2017.
Yrsa Daley-Ward is a guest of Roisin Ingle on The Women’s Podcast, discussing her childhood, rebelling, and the lack of diversity in fashion, and reads from her upcoming poetry collection bone. Penguin Books will publish bone on September 26, 2017.
The latest novel by Danielle Steel will make its debut on the New York Times Bestseller lists for the week of 9/17. It will debut at number 2 on the Combined Print & E-book Fiction & number 3 on the Hardcover Fiction. Delacorte Press published the book on August 29, 2017.
The 2nd novel by Elliot Ackerman was one of the 10 books on the longlist for the National Book Award. Knopf published the book on January 24, 2017.
Samantha Hunt was featured as part of the Developing Stories series on the FSG Work in Progress blog. The series gives authors a disposable camera and invites them “to document whatever compels them.” Her acclaimed collection of short stories was published as an FSG original on July 18, 2017.
Rachel Khong’s “beautifully written” GOODBYE, VITAMIN is one of The Independent’s 10 best debut novels by women authors. Henry Holt published GOODBYE, VITAMIN on July 11, 2017.
Yrsa Daley-Ward’s bone is included in Huffington Post’s Art Matters: When Books Can Save Your Life, which writes, “Yrsa Daley-Ward goes straight to the messy beating heart of animal attraction with bone, mesmerizing poems that strip bare the pain and beauty of negotiating longing, sex and love.” The Millions also named bone one of their Eight Must-Read Books of Poetry, writing, “bone is a bounty of passionate and pained lines.” Penguin Books will publish bone on September 26, 2017.
On publication of her new memoir, there have been two new pieces about Eileen Myles. Helena Fitzgerald interviews her for the new issue of Rolling Stone, in the piece “Punk Poet Eileen Myles on Combating Trump, Capitalism With Art.”