News in September 2021

News in September 2021

16th September, 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.

16th September, 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.

16th September, 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.

16th September, 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.

16th September, 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.

16th September, 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.

16th September, 2021

WELL, Magazine Asia, calls Ron Gonen’s THE WASTE-FREE WORLD “[i]nsightful and comprehensive. Gonen’s experience in government and business, first as a deputy in the Bloomberg administration in New York, and then as leader of an investment firm dedicated to making the economy more circular, gives him a unique lens into the challenges and opportunities in deploying green solutions. A must-read.” Portfolio published the book April 6, 2021.

16th September, 2021

THE MUTANT PROJECT has been longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, a prestigious non-fiction book award in England. St. Martin’s Press published the book November 10, 2020.

16th September, 2021

Maggie Nelson's highly anticipated ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT has landed on the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Graywolf Press published the book September 7, 2021.

16th September, 2021
EVERYTHING NOW by Rosecrans Baldwin has re-entered the Los Angeles Times bestseller list in hardcover nonfiction. MCD/FSG published the book June 15, 2021.
TOMATOES FOR NEELA by Padma Lakshmi
9th September, 2021

Padma Lakshmi said, “Some of my fondest memories from childhood are of cooking with the women in my family. It is the foundation for all I have spent my life working on.” Her debut children’s book, Tomatoes for Neela, which was illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, lovingly affirms how we can connect to other cultures, as well as to our own, through food. It hit number 1 on Amazon Books Children’s Travel books list. She participated in a Barnes & Noble Storytime for her new book which Viking Books for Young Readers published the hardcover August 31, 2021.

ON FREEDOM by Maggie Nelson
9th September, 2021

Maggie Nelson's 10th work, ON FREEDOM: FOUR SONGS OF CARE AND CONSTRAINT was published this week to a storm of positive praise and acclaim. In the New York Times book Review they rave: "With patience and equipoise, she helps us parse those specificities. . .Nelson displays the same eloquent equipoise when she ventures into recent debates about the ethics and politics of sex. . .In discussion after discussion, Nelson shows the same alertness to context, intellectual modesty and the conviction that ethical goodness is never all on one side." The Los Angeles Times describes how Nelson "bounds across knotty subjects like #MeToo, sex positivity, addiction, queer theory, anxiety and carceral feminism without tiring of the painstaking work of untangling controversies. . . . After reading Nelson, your understanding of the word ["freedom"], and of humanity itself, will expand in surprising directions."
Graywolf Press published the book September 7, 2021.