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Friday Reads: Superstars

Weekend, here we come with these multi-starred #FridayReads in tow:

THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley
“Headley’s fourth novel is a stunner: a darkly electric reinterpretation of Beowulf that upends its Old English framework to comment on the nature of heroes and how we ‘other’ those different from ourselves. A strange tale told with sharp poetic imagery and mythic fervor, Headley’s novel prompts examination of how people create or become monsters.”Booklist, starred review

“Headley recasts the geography of a place that’s most contemporary, a suburb of cul-de-sacs and playgrounds, meant to be a community but full of people who live their own isolated lives, while up on the bordering mountain of which the brochures boast, strange things are afoot… There’s not a false note in this retelling, which does the Beowulf poet and his spear-Danes proud.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

SEVERANCE by Ling Ma
“Embracing the [apocalyptic fiction] genre but somehow transcending it, Ma creates a truly engrossing and believable anti-Utopian world… [An] extraordinary debut.” — Booklist, starred review

“A biting indictment of late-stage capitalism and a chilling vision of what comes after… Ma also offers lovely meditations on memory and the immigrant experience. Smart, funny, humane, and superbly well-written.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

JUST A SHOT AWAY: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont by Saul Austerlitz
“Austerlitz offers a blistering exploration of the deadly confluence of racism, stoned naïveté, biker belligerence, and rockstar obliviousness…at the Rolling Stones’ infamously disastrous concert in Altamont, California. This is a deeply researched and colorfully written account of the disastrous symbolic end to the 1960s.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A carefully constructed examination of an incident that changed the course of popular history.” Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

2015 PEN Award Winners

The PEN American Center announced the winners for their 2015 Literary Awards and they include four Macmillan titles:

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
THE QUEEN’S BED by Anna Whitelock

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD by Eliza Griswold

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
THE DOG by Jack Livings

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2014)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

See the full list of winners here.

Congratulations to the winners!

Pulitzer, LA Times Book Prize & Indies Choice Winners

So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS!

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners

General Nonfiction
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Winner)
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal (Finalist)
AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos (Finalist)

History
ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner)

2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winners

CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine (Poetry)
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Science & Technology)

2015 Indies Choice Award Winners

Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande

Adult Nonfiction Honor Awards
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
ON IMMUNITY by Eula Biss

Adult Debut Honor Awards
SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler readmoreremove

2015 PEN Literary Awards Longlist

Yesterday the PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards and they include 17(!) Macmillan titles:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
THE DOG by Jack Livings
THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbitt

PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Michael Hofmann
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison

PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert
THE COPERNICUS COMPLEX by Caleb Scharf

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY by Jonathan M. Katz
THE BILL OF THE CENTURY by Clay Risen
THE IMPULSE SOCIETY by Paul Roberts
A CHANCE TO WIN by Jonathan Schuppe

PEN Open Book Award (For an exceptional book-length work of literature by an author of color published in 2014)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
THE QUEEN’S BED by Anna Whitelock

PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing
BLACK NOON: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500 by Art Garner

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD by Eliza Griswold
BREATHTURN INTO TIMESTEAD by Paul Celan

PEN Translation Prize
THE SYMMETRY TEACHER by Andrei Bitov
THE MAN WHO LOVED DOGS by Leonardo Padura

The shortlists will be released on April 15, and the winners will be announced on May 13. To see the full list of longlists, click here.

Congrats to the nominees!

 

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