OUT OF OFFICE by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen published this week to a wealth of positive press. Warzel and Petersen were interviewed for Entrepreneur Magazine. They also appeared on Good Morning America, and the Vox Conversations podcast, and Petersen appeared on Microsoft’s WorkLab podcast. Bloomberg Businessweek calls the book a “deeply researched tour through America’s broken work landscape” that “[sketches] out a vision of what a better future might look like…[serving] as a prescient, rough guide for how companies and works can have a healthier relationship with each other moving forward.” Lastly, Financial Times praises OUT OF OFFICE as "an impassioned plea for remote working. It will not only make you happier and healthier, but a better friend, member of your local community and more equal partner." Knopf published the book on December 7, 2021.
Rutger Bregman joined Late Night with Seth Meyers and The New York Times podcast Sway to discuss his book HUMANKIND. Little, Brown and Company published the hardcover on June 2, 2020, and the paperback on November 16, 2021.
Alex McElroy’s debut novel THE ATMOSPHERIANS was acknowledged for numerous end-of-year accolades from outlets including The Washington Independent Review of Books, Esquire, and Electric Literature. Atria Books published the novel on May 18, 2021.
THE MOVEMENT MADE US by father-son authors David Dennis, Sr. and David Dennis, Jr. was shortlisted for the 2021 J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award. Harper will publish the book on May 10, 2022.
Gabriela Garcia’s debut novel OF WOMEN AND SALT has received a cascade of end-of-year awards and recognitions. The novel appeared on best-of lists from The Washington Post, Real Simple, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Amazon Books, Debutiful, and Goodreads, and is the winner of the She Reads Best of 2021 Award for Literary Fiction. Flatiron Books published OF WOMEN AND SALT on March 30, 2021.
James Han Mattson’s debut novel REPRIEVE continues to receive strong critical acclaim. The book is among Esquire’s “50 Best Books of 2021,” and The London Times’s special issue fiction recommendations. William Morrow published the book on October 5, 2021.
VIRTUE by Hermione Hoby has enjoyed another wave of strong press. The novel was included on book-of-the-year roundups from Good Housekeeping and Esquire, the latter of which places VIRTUE at the top of its list and describes it as a “trenchant story of complacency and social consciousness.” Riverhead Books published the novel on July 20, 2021.
EVERYTHING NOW by Rosecrans Baldwin was named one of the “15 Best Book Covers of 2021” by the AV Club. They write: "The fuzzy, black-and-white photographs, the sans serif font, the vaguely unintentional arrangement of it all—the cover of Rosecrans Baldwin’s collection of essays about L.A. screams zine, as though you’re about to have it shoved into your hand by someone standing outside Amoeba. It gives the sense of the book having arisen from the ground level of the city. You can almost feel the heat of the sun—or the copier machine." MCD published the book on June 15, 2021.
THE ONES WHO DON'T SAY THEY LOVE YOU by Maurice Carlos Ruffin was named one of the “15 Best Book Covers of 2021” by the AV Club. They write: "This is the only cover on the list that doesn’t rely on imagery. Sure, there’s that fleur-de-lis inside the ‘o’ in ‘LOVE’—a hint at the New Orleans setting for Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s short stories—but that’s it. Instead what is most notable is the cover’s attractive typeface and intriguing layout. With the overlapping of the letters in ‘ONES’ and ‘DON’T,’ what at first appears straightforward and even staid is very subtly transgressed." One World published the novel on August 17, 2021.
Goop named Robert Jones, Jr.'s THE PROPHETS as one of its best-of books of 2021, describing the novel as "break-your-heart stunning love story.” Book Riot also featured the novel on its Best Books of 2021 list. Carole V. Bell of Book Riot raves: “[A]n extraordinary historical novel [and] a defiantly poetic story of great love growing in a place of hate…Jones Jr. handles the multiple moving parts and perspectives masterfully — joy and beauty juxtaposed against pain to devastating effect. Truly, this book gutted me and I was grateful for it.” G.P. Putnam’s sons published the novel on January 5, 2021.