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Happy #BookBday (2/24/14 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate:

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
A February 2015 LibraryReads pick! “Schwab creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy… Confident prose and marvelous touches-a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine-bring exuberant life to an exhilarating adventure among the worlds.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

EMPIRE RISING by Rick Campbell
After a decade-long secret military build-up, China launches a sneak attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in this page-turning sequel to THE TRIDENT DECEPTION. “The story rockets around the globe, and the pages cannot turn fast enough. The characters are just as intriguing as the shiny tech, and Campbell’s expertise in the navy from his years in service adds a realistic feel to the proceedings. Readers who miss Clancy will be eager to devour Campbell.” — Booklist

WOLF HALL & BRING UP THE BODIES: The Stage Adaptation by Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton
Poulton adapts the Man Booker Prize-winning novels for the stage (Wolf Hall Parts One & Two graces Broadway starting March 20, 2015). This trade paperback edition also contains a substantial set of notes by Mantel on each of the principal characters, offering a unique insight into the plays.

Booklist Book Clubs Abuzz webinar

Yesterday Talia “the troublemaker” Sherer highlighted her favorite titles during Booklist‘s Book Clubs Abuzz webinar. If you were lucky enough to listen in you chuckled at her jokes and cringed at her awful songs. If you missed out, don’t worry—we’ve got Talia’s top picks and a link to the archived webinar below.

Fiction: For Women, About Women
HOW TO TELL TOLEDO FROM THE NIGHT SKY by Lydia Netzer
FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah (Talia called it “Beaches for the 21st century.”)
THE STORIES WE TELL by Patti Callahan Henry
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt

Historical Fiction
DARK AEMILIA by Sally O’Reilly (“Hilary Mantel crossed with A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.”)
BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel
HILD by Nicola Griffith
HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame

Bestsellers
COME HOME by Lisa Scottoline
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny (If you’ve never read Louise Penny, Talia offered to send you a complimentary copy of STILL LIFE! E-mail her now. For existing Penny fans, the Great Gamache re-read continues with A TRICK OF THE LIGHT right now…)

YA-OK & Teen
COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn (“THREE STARRED REVIEWS!!!”)
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer (“Another THREE STARRED REVIEWS for this creepy puppy!” Read more about the Southern Reach trilogy.)

Bonus Recommendations – these aren’t in the slides, but Talia looooooves them
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande (“His writing is smart and accessible. Plus, he’s cute.”)
THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel (“Absolutely haunting… one of the best books I’ve ever read about war.”)
MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (“A charming debut mystery from a fellow librarian!”)

Make sure to check out Reading Group Gold for book news, contest information, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles.

Click here to watch the webinar, or get the slides to the full presentation, which includes information about getting whitelisted on Edelweiss and participating in LibraryReads

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 nominees

We're pleased to announce that Macmillan has 17 books longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which honors works of fiction with high literary merit. Nominees include:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE DREAM OF THE CELT by Mario Vargas Llosa

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

HHhH by Laurent Binet

THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay

THE HUNGER ANGEL by Herta Müller

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND by Edmund White

A LADY CYCLIST’S GUIDE TO KASHGAR by Suzanne Joinson

THE LIGHT OF AMSTERDAM by David Park

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks

MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

MY STRUGGLE: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

PAINTER OF SILENCE by Georgina Harding

A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks

THE TELEPORTATION ACCIDENT by Ned Beauman

TRAVELER OF THE CENTURY by Andrés Neuman

View the full list of nominees here.  

The shortlist will be announced on April 9, 2014 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on June, 12 2014. Congratulations!

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

The Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) has announced this year's exceptionally talented longlist of female novelists.

We're honored to publish or distribute five of twenty titles featured on their excellent list:

Women's Prize logoBRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

See the full Women's Prize for Fiction longlist here.

The shortlist will be posted on April 16th and the winner will be announced on June 5th. readmoreremove

The 2013 Longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

The 2013 longlist for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced!

The following titles published and distributed by Macmillan were in good company on this incredibly fine list of literature:

FICTION:

HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

NONFICTION:

JAMES JOYCE: A New Biography by Gordon Bowker

LEONARDO AND THE LAST SUPPER by Ross King

See the full long list here: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/longlists

According to the ALA website "The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year." Read more about this award in American Libraries Magazine.

The short list (only six titles) will be released in April and the two winners will be announced on June 30th at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We can't wait!

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Monday Recovery Day

Ladies and gentlemen, the Flatiron is powered up and Macmillan is officially back in action post-Sandy!

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Our hearts go out to everyone who was and still is affected by the hurricane. We wish you all the best recovering safely and returning to normal. 

We're having some e-mail recovery delays today. Please feel free to resend urgent e-mails from the past week. We appreciate your patience while we get back on our feet!

UPDATE:

We're still not receiving external e-mails. Even if you do NOT get a bounce back notification, it's likely we will not receive your e-mail today. Please feel free to call Ali at (646) 307-5486, comment below, or tweet at @MacmillanLib.

Despite the troubles, it was great to walk in this morning and see that the lights are on, the water's running, and the Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2012 issue is out! They compiled a great list and we'll start by applauding four titles that we're delighted to see in the Top 10:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS by Richard Lloyd Parry

ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen

DETROIT CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE by Mark Binelli

See the full 2012 Top 10 list here. We'll be making noise about the rest of the best later this week!

Please stay safe and we hope to hear from you all again soon! 

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Mantel Wins the Man Booker Prize… Again!

Major congratulations to Hilary Mantel who is one of only three Man Booker Prize-winning authors ever to have won the prize more than once! She also the first author ever to win with a sequel.

Yesterday she was awarded the prize for BRING UP THE BODIES, her second novel exploring Tudor history through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell.

The Man Booker Prize website said,

"Her resuscitation of Thomas Crowell–and with him the historical novel–is one of the great achievements of modern literature."

Hear, hear!

Your patrons (and yourselves, for that matter!) no longer have any excuse not to start in on this rich historical series. As the Man Booker Prize website said,

"Perhaps the real object of envy is not the winner–she thoroughly deserves her triumph–but the readers who have yet to open BRING UP THE BODIES. They have just won a prize too."

Read the full article on TheManBookerPrize.com.

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Man Booker Shortlist Includes Bring Up the Bodies!

BRING UP THE BODIES, Hilary Mantel's rich historical follow up to her previous Man Booker Prize-winning novel, WOLF HALL, has landed her on the shortlist once again!

Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.

At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring.

UPDATE: 

We actually have two titles on the shortlist; Bloomsbury USA will be publishing SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy in the U.S. in October! 

As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe's enigmatic wife allow her to remain?

See the full 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlist here! 

MediaBistro put together a "playlist" of excerpts from the longlist here and you can download library posters of the UK versions of the books here!

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The 2012 Man Booker Prize Longlist!

Congratulations to all of the fantastic books on the 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist!

There are two books we're especially giddy to see on the list: 

BRING UP THE BODIES  
by Hilary Mantel

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, WOLF HALL delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

SKIOS
by Michael Frayn

A master of farce turns to an exclusive island retreat for a comedy of mislaid identities, unruly passions, and demented, delicious disorder.

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Monday Fun Day! (6/18/2012 Edition)

It's a Monday morning Macmillan party and you're invited, my friend!

- Can you believe it? ALA Annual is almost here! Add our events to your schedule now: The Great Non-Fiction Read-Alike! Book Battle II: The Sequel! Author signings! Glitter stars! Tea!

- The Locus Award winners were announced this weekend and we're delighted to see that Ellen Datlow was awarded Best Editor and Tor was awarded Best Publisher—woohoo! See all of the 2012 Locus Award winners here.

- The LA Times published their extensive 2012 Summer Reading Guide including some excellent picks from Macmillan including:

Beach Reads:

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson 
Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes 
The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
The Sins of the Father by Jeffrey Archer 

History and Biography Reads:

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Our Divided Political Heart by E.J. Dionne Jr.
A Good Man by Mark K. Shriver
James Joyce by Gordon Bowker

Young Adult & Children:

This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Lifestyle:

Bring It! by Tony Horton
The Gift of Pets by Bruce R. Coston
Meander by Jeremy Seal
What a Plant Knows by Daniel Chamovitz

Audio:

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

- For those of you curious about the inner workings of Macmillan, you may be interested in reading "Reorganization at Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck."

- And finally, can somebody get this pup a sandwich already?!

seal pup chewing wood

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