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Friday Reads: Graphic Novels

Happy Friday! New York Comic Con is this weekend and we’re getting in the spirit with these new & forthcoming graphic novels:

GOING INTO TOWN: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT?, Roz Chast’s new graphic memoir—a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan. “Chast’s voice and vision make this a singular love letter to a singular city.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

BAKING WITH KAFKA by Tom Gauld
A best-of collection of literary humour cartoons from the critically-acclaimed Guardian cartoonist. “The art is dominated by shadowy stick figures that inhabit often complex spaces, which somehow makes it all the more droll.” — Publishers Weekly

VERAX: The True History of Whistleblowers, Drone Warfare, and Mass Surveillance: A Graphic Novel by Pratap Chatterjee & Khalil Bendib
In a sweeping graphic history, VERAX (“truth-teller” and one of Edward Snowden’s code names) recounts the full story of American electronic surveillance post 9/11, in brilliant comics form. “An accessible book that sounds the alarm on how modern technology can be used by the government against its citizenry.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

Sneak Peek: October 2017 Indie Next List

The October 2017 Indie Next List includes SEVEN Macmillan titles!

#1 Pick: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado

“Machado creates eerie, inventive worlds shimmering with supernatural swerves in this engrossing debut collection. Her stories make strikingly feminist moves by combining elements of horror and speculative fiction with women’s everyday crises… Machado’s slightly slanted world echoes our own in ways that will entertain, challenge, and move readers.”–Publishers Weekly, starred + boxed review

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast

A Library Journal Editors’ 2017 Fall Pick

“Brooklyn-born Chast follows up her emotional National Book Award finalist memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant with an expanded version of a guide to Manhattan she made for her college-bound daughter, which enlightens readers on the finer and sometimes obscure points of what makes New York City a vibrant and often loony landscape. Multiple aspects of the city are lovingly examined and lampooned, with a matter-of-fact intimacy that could only come from a native New Yorker, from the bad—why not to get on an empty subway car—to the grand—the expanses of Central Park. Observations and advice on making one’s way through the city’s diversions are mixed with the quirky character that oozes from the metropolis’s every concrete pore. It’s all delivered with obvious and knowing affection and captured with a keenly observant pen.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill by Jim Fergus

“Twenty years on, Fergus’ best-selling novel, One Thousand White Women (1998), remains vivid in readers’ memories and continues to be discovered by historical-fiction fans. He now continues the intriguing tale of the U.S. government’s controversial, little-publicized, assimilation-oriented Brides for Indians program… It’s a gripping tale, a history lesson infused with both sadness at the violence perpetuated against the Cheyenne and awe at the endurance of this remarkable group of women…Requests will be legion.”–Booklist, starred review

The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott

“National Book Award winner McDermott (Someone) delivers an immense, brilliant novel about the limits of faith, the power of sacrifice, and the cost of forgiveness…”–Publishers Weekly, starred + boxed review

The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera

“Wonderfully intricate…Rivera’s immense imagination and finely detailed worldbuilding have produced a series introduction of mammoth scope.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery

“Powerful… This is a potent and memorable novel.”–Publishers Weekly

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

“The cofounder of the sf website io9.com takes some of today’s key social and technical issues (the nature of artificial intelligence, the notion of property and ownership) and wraps them in a compelling, original story line acted out by memorable characters. VERDICT Lovers of original, thought-provoking sf should not miss this one.”–Library Journal, starred review

2015 Eisner Award Nominations

Last week the Eisner Award nominations were announced and Macmillan has 7 graphic novels in the running!

Best Reality-Based Work
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)

Best Graphic Album—New
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins (Picador)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old)
MOOMIN: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition by Tove Jansson, edited by Tom Devlin (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material
BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Fabien Vehlmann & Kerascoët (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia
SHOWA 1939–1944 and SHOWA 1944–1953: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly)

Best Writer/Artist
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins (Picador)

Best Scholarly/Academic Work
AMERICAN COMICS, LITERARY THEORY, AND RELIGION: The Superhero Afterlife by A. David Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan) readmoreremove

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
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2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

Last night Macmillan rocked the 2014 National Book Critics Circle awards and won in three categories!

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast

FICTION
LILA by Marilynne Robinson

POETRY
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Congratulations to the winners! Click here to view the full list of awards.

 

2014 LA Times Book Prize Nominees

The Los Angeles Times announced their 2014 Book Prize nominees yesterday and we’ve got ten terrific nominees from Macmillan:

Current Interest
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande
DEEP DOWN DARK by Hector Tobar

Fiction
THE EMERALD LIGHT IN THE AIR by Donald Antrim

The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

Graphic Novel/Comics
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? by Roz Chast

History
THE VICTORIAN CITY by Judith Flanders

Poetry
BLOOD LYRICS by Katie Ford
CITIZEN by Claudia Rankine

Science & Technology
MISSING MICROBES by Martin J. Blaser, MD
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 18. For more information about the award and the full list of nominees click here.

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Macmillan has 12 Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards!

Macmillan has 12 Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards!

AUTOBIOGRAPHY:

Roz Chast, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” (Bloomsbury)

Meline Toumani, “There Was and There Was Not” (Metropolitan Books)

BIOGRAPHY:

Ian S. MacNiven, “Literchoor Is My Beat”: A Life of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Miriam Pawel, “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” (Bloomsbury)

CRITICISM:

Eula Biss, “On Immunity: An Inoculation” (Graywolf Press)

Vikram Chandra, “Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty” (Graywolf Press)

Claudia Rankine, “Citizen: An American Lyric” (Graywolf Press)

FICTION:

Marilynne Robinson, “Lila” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

NONFICTION:

Elizabeth Kolbert, “The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History” (Henry Holt & Co.)

Hector Tobar, “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set Them Free” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

POETRY:

Claudia Rankine, “Citizen: An American Lyric” (Graywolf Press)

Christian Wiman, “Once in the West” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

NONA BALAKIAN CITATION FOR EXCELLENCE IN REVIEWING

Finalist:

Charles Finch

Library Journal Best of 2014

Library Journal is first out of the gate with their “Best of 2014” list, and it includes LOTS of Macmillan books:

Top Ten
NO PLACE TO HIDE by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

More of the Best
FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES by Michael Pitre

SF/Fantasy
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
AREA X (ANNIHILATION, AUTHORITY, ACCEPTANCE) by Jeff VanderMeer

Mystery
THE GHOST RUNNER by Bilal Parker
MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON by Frances Brody

Historical Fiction
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

Thrillers
TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Women’s Fiction
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

Cookbooks
THE CUBAN TABLE: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History by Ana Sofia Pelaez

Poetry
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
CARIBOU by Charles Wright

Religion & Spirituality
AN AMERICAN CARDINAL: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Christina Boyle

Graphic Novels
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast

Memoir
THE GREAT FLOODGATES OF THE WONDERWORLD by Justin Hocking
BULLETPROOF VEST: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter by Maria Venegas

Science
INFINITESIMAL: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World by Amir Alexander
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

 

2014 National Book Award finalists

Cue the confetti cannons & kitten parade: we’ve got EIGHT finalists for the 2014 National Book Awards!

Longlist for Fiction
LILA by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Longlist for Nonfiction
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt)
AGE OF AMBITION: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in New China by Evan Osnos (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Longlist for Poetry
FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
SECOND CHILDHOOD by Fanny Howe (Graywolf Press)
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
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2014 National Book Award nominees

High Five!

‘Scuse us while we celebrate: we’ve got TEN nominees on the 2014 National Book Awards longlist!

Longlist for Fiction
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
LILA by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Longlist for Nonfiction
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury)
NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt)
AGE OF AMBITION: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in New China by Evan Osnos (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Longlist for Poetry
FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
SECOND CHILDHOOD by Fanny Howe (Graywolf Press)
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
THE ROAD TO EMMAUS by Spencer Reese (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
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