Articles tagged "Laurent Binet"

NPR’s 2017 Book Concierge Picks

NPR’s Book Concierge is live and it includes nearly 50 Macmillan titles!!

300 ARGUMENTS: Essays by Sarah Manguso
4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster
AFFLUENCE WITHOUT ABUNDANCE: The Disappearing World Of The Bushmen by James Suzman
AGE OF ANGER: A History Of the Present by Pankaj Mishra
THE ANSWERS by Catherine Lacey
AUTONOMOUS by Annalee Newitz
BAKING WITH KAFKA by Tom Gauld
BASED ON A TRUE STORY by Delphine de Vigan
THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: America And China, 1776 To The Present by John Pomfret
BOUNDLESS by Jillian Tamaki
BUNK: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, And Fake News by Kevin Young
THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris
DARE NOT LINGER: The Presidential Years by Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa
THE DARK DARK by Samatha Hunt
DRAFT NO. 4: On The Writing Process by John McPhee
THE DRY by Jane Harper
EAT ONLY WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY by Lindsay Hunter
FEN: Stories by Daisy Johnson
FIRE!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story by Peter Bagge
FRESH COMPLAINT: Stories by Jeffrey Eugenides
GHOSTS OF THE TSUNAMI: Death And Life In Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
GOODBYE, VITAMIN by Rachel Khong
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
HOSTAGE by Guy Delisle
ISADORA by Amelia Gray
KEEPING ON KEEPING ON by Alan Bennett
THE LAST KID LEFT by Rosecrans Baldwin
LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr.
LOTUS by Lijia Zhang
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
MY LESBIAN EXPERIENCE WITH LONELINESS by Nagata Kabi
MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY by Coretta Scott King, as told to Barbara Reynolds
THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott
ONE DAY WE’LL ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER by Scaachi Koul
RIVER OF TEETH by Sarah Gailey
THE SEVENTH FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE by Laurent Binet
SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan
TOO MUCH AND NOT IN THE MOOD: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose
TWIN PEAKS: THE FINAL DOSSIER by Mark Frost
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PW’s Best Books of 2017

Publishers Weekly‘s Best Books of 2017 list includes 20 Macmillan titles:

Top 10 (full list)
ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla
FEAR CITY: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein
GRIEF COTTAGE by Gail Godwin

Fiction (full list)
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado
MARLENA by Julie Buntin
THE SEVENTH FUNCTION OF LANGUAGE by Laurent Binet
GRIEF COTTAGE by Gail Godwin

Poetry (full list)
DON’T CALL US DEAD by Danez Smith

SF/Fantasy/Horror (full list)
THE BEDLAM STACKS by Natasha Pulley

Comics (full list)
BOUNDLESS by Jillian Tamaki
MY LESBIAN EXPERIENCE WITH LONELINESS by Nagata Kabi

Nonfiction (full list)
ANTS AMONG ELEPHANTS: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla
THE EXILE: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy
THE GOURMANDS’ WAY: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy by Justin Spring
I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet
LOCKING UP OUR OWN: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
THE SECRET LIFE: Three True Stories of the Digital Age by Andrew O’Hagan
FEAR CITY: New York’s Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics by Kim Phillips-Fein

Lifestyle (full list)
THE HUNGRY BRAIN: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat by Stephan Guyenet

Check out our Edelweiss collection of Macmillan’s Best Books of 2017 for collection development made easy. We’ll update it as more “Best of 2017” lists come in.

PW Best Books of Summer 2017

PWSummer2017Publishers Weekly’s editors recently selected their Best Books of Summer 2017, including these seven Macmillan titles:
Staff Picks (full list)

BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer
“About that thing on the cover—is it a genetically modified bird-of-paradise? Some cousin of the odoriferous corpse flower? I was intrigued from the moment I saw it, as is Rachel, the postapocalyptic scavenger who finds the improbably sentient and mutable creature—who ‘smelled of beach reeds on lazy summer afternoons and, beneath the sea salt, of passionflowers’—while picking through the fur of the gargantuan flying bear that terrorizes her devastated city. And then things start to get weird.” — Carolyn Juris, features editor

ISADORA by Amelia Gray
“Gray’s most recent book, the story collection GUTSHOT, was weird as hell and as visceral as its title. Whose life would be better for her to fictionalize, then, than that of notorious mother of modern dance Isadora Duncan? An openly bisexual communist and atheist in an era that condemned all three, Duncan was famous for wearing long, flowing scarves even up until her death, when her scarf got caught in one of the axles of the car she was riding in. Flung from the vehicle, Duncan died of a broken neck—a tragic end that will surely make for a riveting finale in Gray’s novel.” — John Maher, assistant news editor

Fiction (full list)

THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING by Grant Ginder
Ginder takes family dysfunction to its hysterical limit in this joyously ribald novel about siblings Alice and Paul begrudgingly attending the lavish wedding of their half-sister, Eloise, in England. Lovesick Alice and Paul—both in doomed relationships—see Eloise as the snotty daughter of a rich dad, and Donna, their mother, as a coldhearted widow who ditched all remnants of their father after his death. During the boozy pre-wedding days, the resentment and secrets come tumbling out in outbursts and hilariously bad decisions. readmoreremove

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!

Monday Fun Day! (1/14/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, Librarians!

- We're proud to see some fantastic books published and distributed by Macmillan on the list of finalists for the National Book Critics’ Circle Awards!

In the category of Fiction: 

HHhH by Laurent Binet (FSG)

In the category of Biography: 

ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen (FSG)

In the category of Autobiography: 

MY POETS by Maureen N. McLane (FSG)

In the category of Criticism: 

REINVENTING BACH by Paul Elie (FSG)

THE GREY ALBUM: On the Blackness of Blackness by Kevin Young (Graywolf Press)

In the category of Poetry:

USELESS LANDSCAPE, OR A GUIDE FOR BOYS by D. A. Powell (Graywolf Press)

- We also saw some great reads on Nancy Pearl's list of Sure Bets for Your Book Group in her most recent Check it Out column for Publishers Weekly. We're especially excited about AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton and FIELDWORK by Mischa Berlinski. See all of her picks here

- Don't forget to get whitelisted so you can download all of Macmillan's e-galleys from Edelweiss! Instructions here.

- And check out the chapter sampler that St. Martin's Press created of their Spring 2013 debuts just for you. Download it now

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Starred Reviews for HHhH

HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich," or "Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich," is the story of Reinhard Heydrich, a much-feared Nazi known as the Butcher of Prague, and his assassination in broad daylight by two agents of the British secret service. 

This international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman is a thrilling and intellectually engrossing blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet's remarkable imagination.

"Readers will recognize why this brilliant work won the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman—and why an English translation was imperative!" -Booklist (starred review)

"Binet demonstrates without a doubt that a self aware, cerebral structure can be deployed in the service of a gripping historical read. A perfect fusion of action and the avante-garde that deserves a place as a great WWII novel." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Flavorwire included HHhH in their list of "10 New Must-Reads for April" and called it "a unique and incredibly compelling reading experience."

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