News in February 2018
News in February 2018
A HUNDRED BILLION TRILLION STARS won the Mathical Book Prize for Grades 3-5. The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC).
Mark Whitaker’s latest book was positively reviewed in The New York Times Book Review. The reviewer Herb Boyd calls it “engrossing” and says “Smoketown brilliantly offers us a chance to see this other black renaissance and spend time with the many luminaries who sparked it as well as the often unheralded journalists who covered it, including P. L. Prattis, John C. Clarke, Frank Bolden, Billy Rowe and the photographer Teenie Harris.
Karley Sciortinio's book appeared on W Magazine’s list “10 Unconventional New Books about Love for Valentine’s Day”. Grand Central Publishing published the book on February 6, 2018.
Andre Aciman’s latest novel has been named to the 2018 Over the Rainbow Recommended Book List, curated by the American Library Association. Farrar, Straus & Giroux published the book on January 3, 2017.
“Our Fathers At Sea” a story from THE SEA BEAST TAKES A LOVER, Michael Andreasen’s debut collection of stories, was published on Literary Hub. Dutton published the book on February 27, 2018.
Katie Heaney’s forthcoming memoir WOULD YOU RATHER? has appeared on BookRiot and W Magazine’s most anticipated lists. Ballantine will publish WOULD YOU RATHER? on March 6, 2018.
Hermione Hoby spoke with The Creative Independent about her publishing process for her debut novel, NEON IN DAYLIGHT. The interview was later included in a round-up in Poets & Writers. Hermione and NEON IN DAYLIGHT were profiled for The Last Magazine. Catapult published NEON IN DAYLIGHT on January 9, 2018.
Jess Arndt’s debut short story collection LARGE ANIMALS has been named to the 2018 Over the Rainbow Recommended Book List, curated by the American Library Association. Catapult published LARGE ANIMALS on May 9, 2017.
Rachel Khong’s GOODBYE, VITAMIN is on Entertainment Weekly’s list of “gut-bustingly funny books to get you through tough times.” Henry Holt published GOODBYE, VITAMIN on July 11, 2017.
SOUPY LEAVES HOME, written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jose Pimienta, has been chosen by the 2018 Amelia Bloomer Committee as one of the titles to be honored this year on the Amelia Bloomer List. Each year the Amelia Bloomer List recommends recent books with significant feminist content for young readers of all ages and is a project of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association. Dark Horse Books published the graphic novel on March 2, 2017.
Kirkus has given RESTLESS SOULS a starred review, calling the debut novel, “a moving journey through grief, loss, war, and new beginnings for three childhood friends on the cusp of finally growing up,” and “a paean to friendship and the resilience of the human spirit.” IG Publishing will publish the book on April 10, 2018.
Erin Vanderhoof interviewed novelist Ryan McIlvain on his sophomore work in Vanity Fair, in the piece titled “A Toxic Friendship Turns Deadly in THE RADICALS,” where the book was also lauded as “a rollicking literary thriller.” Hogarth published the book on February 13, 2018.