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2017 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

The PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards and they include 12 Macmillan titles:

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

PEN Translation Prize
MOONSTONE: The Boy Who Never Was by Sjón

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
THE ART OF WAITING: On Fertility, Medicine and Motherhood by Belle Boggs

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2016)
BLACKASS by A. Igoni Barrett
THE BOOK OF MEMORY by Petina Gappah
LOOK by Solmaz Sharif
BLACKACRE by Monica Youn

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
HIDE by Matthew Griffin
HURT PEOPLE by Cote Smith

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
WHAT A FISH KNOWS: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe readmoreremove

Buzzfeed’s 19 Incredible New Spring Books

buzzfeed springA toppling TBR pile is the best problem to have. Here are Buzzfeed’s “19 Incredible New Books You Need To Read This Spring:”

BLACKASS by A. Igoni Barrett
A. Igoni Barrett’s brilliant novel BLACKASS is a provocative, contemporary reworking of Kafka’s Metamorphosis — but set in the bustling metropolis of Lagos and starring a Nigerian man who wakes up one day as a white man. A searing satire about race and identity in modern-day Nigeria, BLACKASS will make you both laugh and marvel at its insight.

Helen Phillips’s new collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS is a journey in possibility — every story involves a quirky “what if” scenario that often borders on downright bizarre. Sometimes surreal and always clever, SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS will make you reexamine your own reality.

THE LONELY CITY by Olivia Laing
Olivia Laing’s THE LONELY CITY is a profoundly moving contemplation of loneliness as portrayed through iconic works of art and the lives of the artists, part memoir and part biography. Deeply affecting and insightful, THE LONELY CITY looks at the role of loneliness in human existence and the meaning of connection. readmoreremove

Sneak Peek: March 2016 Indie Next List

indie nextThe March 2016 Indie Next list includes two Macmillan titles!

BLACKASS by A. Igoni Barrett
Also one of BuzzFeed Books’ Top Picks of 2016, this Kafkaesque satire deconstructs the ideas of race and society when a young, black Nigerian man wakes up in the body of a white man. “This is Kafka for the Kanye generation.” — Kenny Coble, King’s Books, Tacoma WA

HIDE by Matthew Griffin
An ABA Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2016 selectionGriffin’s forceful debut novel examines the lives of two men who meet and fall in love in North Carolina shortly after the end of World War II. “A bittersweet portrait of love in the shadows.”
Booklist, starred review

See the full list here.

BuzzFeed Books’ 2016 Picks

BuzzFeed Books recently listed the 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016 and Macmillan proudly publishes 6 of them!

On sale: February 9
John Wray’s THE LOST TIME ACCIDENTS is a wild, sweeping adventure through time, science, and one family’s curious legacy. When Waldemar “Waldy” Tolliver wakes up one day to find that he has been exiled from the flow of time, he desperately searches for a way back but must also reconcile with his family’s secrets and a failed romance.

WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell
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Garth Greenwell’s debut novel WHAT BELONGS TO YOU aches with desire and tenderness: an American professor in Bulgaria encounters a male prostitute named Mitko in a public bathroom, beginning a complex sexual relationship between the two that will have enormous ramifications for them both. Lyrical and haunting, WHAT BELONGS TO YOU is a rumination on lust, shame, violence, and the ways in which sexual and emotional pain stays with and shapes us.

BULLIES: A FRIENDSHIP by Alex Abramovich
On sale: March 8
Alex Abramovich’s BULLIES is the provocative account of a most unusual friendship: Decades after elementary school, Abramovich encounters his childhood bully in California, who is now the president of a motorcycle club in Oakland. Thought-provoking and fearless, BULLIES offers sharp insight into violence, masculinity, and the history and future of one of America’s most dangerous cities. readmoreremove