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2017 PEN Literary Awards Finalists

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UPDATE 3/28/17: Congratulations to our PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography winner: BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson!
The PEN American Center announced the finalists for the 2017 PEN Literary Awards and they include 7 Macmillan titles:

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

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

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

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

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

The winners will be announced on February 22 (except for debut fiction and essay, which will be announced live at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on March 27).
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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
THE FOX WAS EVER THE HUNTER by Herta Muller
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

2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards Winners

Congratulations to our three Macmillan 2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards winners!

Fiction
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

General Nonfiction
DREAMLAND: The True Story of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

Criticism
THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson readmoreremove

2016 LA Times Book Prize Nominees (and Winners!)

The Los Angeles Times announced their 2016 Book Prize nominees today and we’ve got six nominees from Macmillan:

Biography
LISTENING TO STONE: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera

Current Interest
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
CHILDREN OF THE STONE: The Power of Music in a Hard Land by Sandy Tolan

Fiction
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT by Helen Phillips

Graphic Novel/Comics
THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE by Riad Sattouf

Mystery
THE WHITES by Richard Price

Winners will be announced at a ceremony during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 9. For more information and the full list of nominees click here.

UPDATE 4/14/16: LISTENING TO STONE: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi by Hayden Herrera & THE ARAB OF THE FUTURE by Riad Sattouf are 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize winners! Congratulations!

2015 National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for their best books of 2015, including these seven Macmillan titles:

Fiction
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

General Nonfiction
GIVE US THE BALLOT by Ari Berman
DREAMLAND by Sam Quinones
WHAT THE EYE HEARS: A History of Tap Dancing, by Brian Seibert

Autobiography
THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY by Vivian Gornick

Criticism
THE ARGONAUTS by Maggie Nelson

Poetry
PARALLAX: and Selected Poems, by Sinéad Morrissey

The full list of nominees can be seen here. The winners will be named March 17.

EW Best Books of 2015

Entertainment Weekly ♥s us! Three Macmillan titles made their Best of Books 2015 list:

2) A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
Like a lot of brilliant but erratic artists, Lucia Berlin found her best work mislaid by history and largely forgotten after her death in 2004. To her credit, she might have been too busy living to care: A hard-drinking, easy-marrying ex-debutante whose compass led her everywhere from Alaska and El Paso to Chile’s cotillions and the ER wards of California, she put it all into these stories — a MANUAL as smart and nervy and unforgettable as the woman who wrote them.

3) DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
Like a David Simon TV show gone cosmic, this investigation into our country’s opiate epidemic cuts feverishly between national nightmares: the rise of Big Pharma, the decline of the Rust Belt, the drug-trade underworld along the America–Mexico border, the fear that health insurance does everything besides ensure health. Quinones builds every hyperprecise detail and desperately human story into a coherent portrait of American rot.

9) HOME IS BURNING by Dan Marshall (tied with BETTYVILLE by George Hodgman)
Think nothing sounds duller or more depressing than memoirs about caregiving? Think again: Both these funny, touching, quirky, heartbreaking, and — in Marshall’s case — occasionally profane books about nursing elderly parents are destined to become modern classics. You’ll root for both Hodgman, a book editor who jettisoned New York City life to care for his mother in small-town Missouri, and Marshall, who left L.A. and moved back in with his dad, who had ALS, and his mom, who was suffering from cancer.

See the full list, plus their 5 Worst Books of 2015 here.

Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best Books

We’ve got 14 books on Chicago Public Library’s 2015 Best of the Best list! Selected by a team of CPL librarians, the list represents the year’s most outstanding titles, books of exceptional quality for a diverse, city-wide readership.

Fiction
A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
JADE DRAGON MOUNTAIN by Elsa Hart
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah (a top 10 fiction pick)
PURITY by Jonathan Franzen
THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty

Nonfiction
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh
DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson
ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Asne Seierstad
THE SHEPHERD’S LIFE by James Rebanks readmoreremove

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