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New York Times bestseller and Pen Faulkner Award Winner Karen Joy Fowler is one of four American authors included on the list for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. This is the first year in which American authors have been eligible for the award. A shortlist will be announced on September 9th, and the winner will be announced on October 14th. Read the full long-list here.

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If I Stay, the New York Times bestselling novel by award-winning author Gayle Forman, will soon be a major motion picture from Warner Bros. The film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed novel, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, and Jamie Blackley, will be released in theaters on August 22, 2014 (watch the official trailer here). If I Stay is the emotionally arresting story of seventeen-year-old Mia as she walks the line between life and death in the twenty-four hours after a catastrophic car accident. The paperback movie tie-in edition was released on July 8, and features interviews conducted between the author and Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays Mia in the movie, and Jamie Blackley, who stars as Mia's boyfriend, Adam. Read an exclusive excerpt of the interviews here, and find more information about the movie online at ifistaymovie.com.  
This Tuesday, July 15th, it was announced that Moyers & Company was nominated for an Emmy in the "Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis" category for their hour-long interview with Blue Rider Press author Mark Leibovich. In the episode, called “Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington,” host Bill Moyers spoke with Leibovich about his New York Times bestseller, This Town, and politics in the nation’s capital. Moyers instructed: “Whatever you’re doing these last days of summer. Stop. Take some time, and read this book. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and by the last page I think you’ll be ready for the revolution.” The episode originally aired August 23-25, 2013.  The trade paperback of This Town went on-sale May 29, 2014 and, once again, caught the attention of major media. “You should buy his new paperback edition, which is out this week with a new afterword…It’s as brilliantly reported and sharply written and fun as everyone says it is,” said Time.com.  Watch “Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Greed in Washington” here.  The 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards honors programming distributed during the calendar year 2013. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014, at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City. The event will be attended by more than 1,000 television and news media industry executives, news and documentary producers and journalists. More information can be found here.
Penguin Group (USA) authors shined brighter than the lights of Las Vegas at the recent American Library Association annual conference.  Librarians happily stood on line to greet both returning favorites and debut authors, including Jean Kwok (Mambo in Chinatown), Josh Hanagarne (The World’s Strongest Librarian), Laura Lane McNeal (Dollbaby), Shari Shattuck (Invisible Ellen), Elizabeth Little (Dear Daughter), Penelope Douglas (Rival), Shaunta Grimes (Rebel Nation), Julie Lawson Timmer (Five Days Left), Daniel J. Brown (The Boys in the Boat), Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead), and Eric Kaplan (Does Santa Exist), Sue Ann Jaffarian (Ghost of a Gamble), Elaine Viets (Catnapped), and Isabella Allen (Murder, Simply Stitched). The frenzy for galleys added to the upbeat atmosphere, with the librarians leaving the booth with coveted titles such as Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life and Liana Moriarty’s Big Little Lies. Author appearance highlights: JaneMcGonigal2 Jane McGonigal (Reality is Broken) opened the conference, speaking to enthusiastic librarians about her theories of gaming.  Azar Nafisi (The Republic of Imagination) was one of several authors in the ALA auditorium speaker series, sharing her ideas on literacy and signing copies of her new book. Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel author Anya Ulinich had a busy time at ALA; she signed books at the Penguin booth, appeared on the Graphic Novel Gaming stage, where she spoke to librarians about her novel, and played on the winning author panel in the AAP Librarian Family Feud. Julie Lawson Timmer spoke to a packed room at the United for Libraries Book Club Choices for librarians Panel, and Penelope Douglas was the darling of the United for Libraries Isn’t It Romantic panel. Jean Kwok1 In addition to her booth signing, Jean Kwok shared her life story at the United for Libraries Gala author tea, leaving not a dry eye among the 300 librarians that attended.   Daniel J. Brown and Christopher Buehlman (The Necromancer’s House, The Lesser Dead) spoke and signed copies of their books at the RUSA Literary Tastes breakfast, giving them the opportunity to thank the librarians that nominated their books for the RUSA Reading and ALA Notable Lists for 2014.  “Professor” Eric Kaplan hilariously took librarians to philosophy school when he appeared on the United for Libraries The Laugh’s on Us Humor Panel. Creativity author Philippe Petit closed the conference, mesmerizing librarians with a brilliant performance including card tricks, slight of hand, and audience participation with a plastic fork, followed by a book signing.
Actress, director and Blue Rider Press author Lee Grant’s memoir I Said Yes to Everything went on sale last week and continues to draw significant media attention. Grant did a terrific segment on Huffington Post Live, and an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, while the Daily  Mail ran photos and items from the book. Bustle named I Said Yes to Everything one of its best summer beach reads,WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate” interviewed Grant to promoteher 92Y event, and WNYC also aired a wonderful interviewas part of their “Fishko Files” segment. Still upcoming for Lee Grant: CBS’ Inside Edition, an interview in The Atlantic, a Wall Street Journal “House Call” feature, and a CBS Sunday Morning profile on August 3. Read an Excerpt from I Said Yes to Everything
Jojo Moyes’ new novel One Plus One is off to a fantastic start.  Debuting at #11 on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, One Plus One joins the paperback editions of her books The Girl You Left Behind and Me Before You on The New York Times bestseller list, with these two titles both on the trade paperback fiction list.   The One Plus One reviews are outstanding: USA Today calls it “a delightful summer read”; “One Plus One shimmers with both unyielding warmth and canny incisiveness” (The Boston Globe); “A madcap road trip jojo_oneplusone_eventthat’s packed to the boot with familial drama, class clashes, and romance…you’ll be rooting for this ragtag group of strivers until the very last page (Entertainment Weekly); “Safety advisory…slather on plenty of SPF 50. Once you start the book, you probably won’t look up again until you’re the last one left on the beach (Washington Post); “wryly romantic and surprisingly suspenseful (People); “readers, do yourself a favor and savor the book” (Dallas Morning News). Moyes kicked off her US tour in New York on July 7 and has drawn large crowds of hundreds of enthusiastic fans everywhere from New Jersey to California. She ends her 12-event tour in Nashville on July 18. Read an excerpt from One Plus One
Deborah Harkness kicked off her 20-city tour for The Book of Life in New York City with a great event on Tuesday night at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble. This final book of the All Souls trilogy has been included on numerous summer reading lists, such as ParadeThe Los Angeles TimesBoston Globe, and Time Magazine, and will be covered in major outlets such as NPR, People, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, Buzzfeed and more in the coming weeks.  As the book hit shelves on Tuesday, reviews are beginning to roll in: USA Today called it “an unforgettable and spellbinding finale that’s not to be missed.” Listen to a Podcast
A new PBS web series, “It’s Okay to Be Smart,” highlights some of the many myths and fallacies author David McRaney investigates in his book, You Are Now Less Dumb (Gotham,  8/5/14). The five-minute video, which already has 238,000 views in just one week, ends with a special shout-out to McRaney and his books (4:53). Both Nerdist and A.V. Club featured posts on this video as well.  
Dutton authors Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts set the baseball world on fire last week when an excerpt of their embargoed book Blood SportAlex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era was featured in Sports Illustrated. Just about every major news outlet covered the story, including ESPN, USA TodayEntertainment Weekly, Yahoo Sports,The New York Times, Newsday, and CBS Sports. Blood Spot hit bookstores on Tuesday and with a week until MLB’s All-Star Game, Elfrink and Garcia-Roberts have been highly sought after as guests, with interviews on CBS This Morning, MSNBC’sMorning Joe, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, CNN’s Legal View, NBC’s Extra, Dan Patrick’s nationally syndicated sports show, CBS Sports Radio, and PRI’s The World. They also did a 20-city Sports Radio Satellite Tour on July 10.  
Tarcher Books returned from this year’s International New Age Trade Show with a 2014 COVR award!  Whole Health by Mark Mincolla, Ph.D., one of four Tarcher titles chosen as 2014 finalists, took home a COVR award in the Health/Healing category. The Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) is a non-profit trade organization that looks to facilitate and support businesses in the New Age Industry. Each year, they host the COVR awards, the premiere awards for books in the Mind/Body/Spirit category. These awards go to those who inspire and are seen as the best of the best in the New Age industry. In the award winning Whole HealthA Holistic Approach to Healing for the 21st Century, natural health practitioner Mark Mincolla, Ph.D. responds to today’s heavily medicated healthcare practices with a health system that doesn’t just keep us alive but shows us a better way to live. His innovative Whole Health healing system–shared with thousands of Americans each week through his popular television, radio, and seminar appearances—combines classic Chinese medicine, personalized nutrition, and extrasensory energy medicine, a truly holistic East-West approach.