Elizabeth Little, author of Dear Daughter
(Penguin Books, 7/28), has won the Strand Magazine Critics Award
for Best First Novel.
DEAR DAUGHTER was originally published by Viking in 2014 to critical acclaim. Little will tour to four cities in August for the Penguin paperback publication of the book. The book was also nominated for a Barry Award (Best First Novel) and described by People
magazine as “quick-witted and fast paced.”
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) is back at #1 on The New York Times
This marks the thriller’s 22nd
week on the list, with 17 in the top spot. The Girl on the Train
continues to sweep the nation, with over two million copies sold and counting.
The Avery publicity and marketing team is pleased to announce that Michael Blanding’s new book The Map Thief
was named one of MassBook Awards’ “Must Read Nonfiction Books” of 2015.
Tarcher’s If You Feel Too Much
by Jamie Tworkowski (founder of the nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms) hits #6 on The New York Times
advice, how-to and miscellaneous bestseller list.
Tarcher launched the book months ago on social media (To Write Love on Her Arms has more than 2 million followers across social media platforms), had galley giveaways, created a special promotional t-shirt and worked with Alternative Press and their extensive social media following to promote the book. Many influential people helped talk up the title and blurb it, including Donald Miller, Bob Groff, NBA All-Star Kyle Krover and hip-hop artists Propaganda, among many others. If You Feel Too Much
has also received great national coverage, including features on MySpace, Paste, Relevant, and On Faith. Tworkowski is currently in the midst of a 12-city tour, where he has been drawing crowds in the hundreds.
With a massive national media line-up culminating in an amazing interview on The View
last week, The 22-Day Revolution
by Marco Borges (Celebra) debuts at #3 on The New York Times
advice, how-to and miscellaneous bestseller list this week. The 22-Day Revolution
shares the exclusive plan behind Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “22 Day Challenge,” a commitment to plant-based eating and healthy living that captured the attention of fans and media outlets around the world. With features in The New York Times
Sunday Styles section, Marie Claire
, and the Miami Herald,
and events through June,The 22-Day Revolution
is working to change lives one day at a time, most recently the USA Today
writer who lost 16 pounds on the plan. The Revolution has begun!
has announced Redeployment
by Phil Klay (Penguin Press/Penguin) as the 2015 winner of The Chautauqua Prize
, which “celebrates a book of fiction or literary/narrative nonfiction that provides a richly rewarding reading experience and honors the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts.”
Klay receives $7,500 and all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency at Chautauqua, the not-for-profit educational and cultural center in southwestern New York state.
The 2015 Anthony Awards shortlist
was announced this week and includes two Penguin titles.
Tana French’s The Secret Place
is a finalist in the Best Novel
category and Alex Marwood’s The Killer Next Door
is a finalist in the Best Paperback Original category. Congratulations to Tana, Alex and everyone on the teams involved with these books’ success stories.
The Anthony Award winners will be chosen by the voting members during the Bouchercon convention, which will be held October 8 -11 in Raleigh, NC. The final Awards will be presented at the Anthony Award ceremony near the end of the convention.
The Viking hardcover edition
of The Secret Place
was a New York Times
bestseller in 2014. The Penguin paperback edition
will be released August 4. The Killer Next Door
was published by Penguin last October.
The 2015 James Beard Foundation’s Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards
winners were announced last Friday (4/24) evening and award-winning chef/author Dan Barber won a 2015 James Beard Foundation Book Award in the Writing and Literature category for The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
Penguin Press published this title in hardcover in 2014 and Penguin Books published the paperback edition early last month.
In his book, Barber discusses how, traditionally, Americans have dined on the “first plate,” a classic meal centered on meat with few vegetables. Thanks to the farm-to-table movement, many people have begun eating from the “second plate,” the new ideal of organic, grass-fed meats and local vegetables. But neither model, Barber shows, supports the long-term productivity of the land. Indeed the inefficiency of these systems exacts a high cost on the land, and in the case of the “second plate,” on the price and accessibility of food. Instead, Barber calls for a “third plate,” a new way of eating rooted in cooking with and celebrating the whole farm—an integrated system of vegetable, grain, and livestock production. Drawing on personal insight as well as the wisdom and experience of chefs and farmers from around the world, Barber proposes a new definition for ethical and delicious eating that inspires us to look at food and the land on which it grows in an entirely new way.