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FSG Author Peter Handke Wins the 2019 Nobel Prize

A hearty congratulations goes out to 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Peter Handke, praised for “an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.” (Nobel Prize Press Release)

FSG’s president Jonathan Galassi says, “Handke is one of the great German prose stylists, who has spent his career exploring both the natural world and the world of human consciousness with exquisite precision, humor, and courage.”

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New E-galleys for September 2019

Gird your TBR piles–check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were added to Edelweiss this month for your downloading pleasure:

IN THE SHADOW OF VESUVIUS: A Lady Emily Mystery by Tasha Alexander
Lady Emily and her husband travel to Pompeii, where they uncover a recent crime in the ancient city.

THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY by Natalie Jenner
A charming and moving novel that explores the tragedies and triumphs of life, both small and large, and a community that forms around a shared loved of the written word.

PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU by Ellen Feldman
Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, PARIS NEVER LEAVES YOU is a compelling story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost.

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2019 National Book Award Longlist

The 2019 National Book Award longlist has been announced, and Macmillan has seven books in the running!

Translated Literature

THE COLLECTOR OF LEFTOVER SOULS: Field Notes on Brazil’s Everyday Insurrections by Eliane Brum, translated from the Portuguese by Diane Grosklaus Whitty
SPACE INVADERS by Nona Fernández, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer
DEATH IS HARD WORK by Khaled Khalifa, translated from the Arabic by Leri Price

Poetry

DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith

Nonfiction

THE END OF THE MYTH: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by Greg Grandin

Fiction

TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi

Finalists will be announced on 10/8/19 and the winners on 11/20/19!

2019 Kirkus Prize Finalists

The 2019 Kirkus Prize finalists have been announced, and Macmillan has two titles in the running!

TERRITORY OF LIGHT by Yuko Tsushima

2 starred reviews! A haunting, dazzling novel of loss and rebirth from one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers.

NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

2 starred reviews! An award-winning journalist’s intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America’s most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors.

Winners will be announced on October 24, 2020.

Happy #PubDay (9/17/19)

Explore one woman’s life inside Brooklyn’s Chasidic community + embark on an epic Chinese kung fu adventure in today’s #PubDay celebration!

ON DIVISION by Goldie Goldbloom

“Goldbloom, who is Chasidic and a mother of eight, vitally portrays the complex dynamics and paradoxes of a strictly regimented, unforgiving, yet loving religious enclave, and imaginatively and boldly explores the divide between tradition and compassion, community and self.”–Booklist

A HERO BORN by Jin Yong

“Newly translated into English, the ‘Legends of the Condor Heroes’ series is an epic, fantastical tale filled with betrayal, brotherhood, and kung fu energy. The first in the series shows the depth of Jin Yong’s writing, and the sobriquet of ‘China’s Tolkien’ is well deserved.”–Library Journal, starred review

Happy #PubDay! (7/16/19)

Happy, happy #pubday to the continuation of Cixin Liu’s Three-Body Problem series and a lyrical, underwater debut!

THE REDEMPTION OF TIME: A Three-Body Problem Novel by Baoshu, translated by Ken Liu

A PW Best Book of Summer 2019!

“While some of the more fan-fiction aspects about existing characters from Liu’s trilogy may mystify unfamiliar readers, Baoshu’s narrative contains enough cosmic scope and adventure to keep readers engaged. Recommended for fans of Cixin Liu or readers interested in Chinese sf as a whole.”–Booklist

THE BORDER KEEPER by Kerstin Hall

“An intriguing debut from a writer with the skills to create weird and wonderful worlds, this one is almost great.”–Kirkus Reviews

Happy #PubDay! (7/9/19)

Family secrets + a Russian family saga + the return of a math-genius mercenary = one happy #pubday!

BETHLEHEM by Karen Kelly

“Prying into the power and family dynamics of the dynastic American industrialist family, Kelly’s evocative, startling story will appeal to readers who enjoy family sagas.”–Publishers Weekly

JACOB’S LADDER by Ludmila Ulitskaya

“A sweeping, ambitious story reminiscent at times of Pasternak in its grasp of both history and tragedy.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

NULL SET: A Cas Russell Novel by S. L. Huang

“Huang’s sophomore novel brings us the same tight action, compelling characters, and mathematics magic as ZERO SUM GAME. Fans of the TV series Jessica Jones will enjoy meeting Cas.”–Library Journal

For Your Consideration: September 2019 LibraryReads Titles

Download, read, and vote for your favorite September 2019 titles for the September 2019 LibraryReads list!

Votes due August 1!

DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz

“Cruz’s winning novel will linger in the reader’s mind long after the close of the story.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A moving, sad, and sometimes disarmingly funny take on migration and the forces that propel us into the world.”–Kirkus Reviews

WHAT ROSE FORGOT by Nevada Barr

“Thrilling action, madcap humor, and a larger-than-life cast energize this cleverly plotted take on a traditional mystery. Barr surprises and entertains from start to finish.”–Publishers Weekly

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It’s #PubDay! (6/11/19)

A family’s vacation hijinks + a Brazilian short story collection = a very happy #pubday!

HONESTLY, WE MEANT WELL by Grant Ginder

“Ginder’s writing is funny and evocative; it skillfully touches on the passage of time in a family and in a marriage while effortlessly shifting points of view. Fans of clever, wistful stories will find much to love, and also appreciate the bonus classics tidbits.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE SUN ON MY HEAD: Stories by Geovani Martins

“In much the way that Edward P. Jones’ writing breathes life into the Washington D.C. that lies beyond Pennsylvania Avenue, Martins’ stories animate and humanize the people of a city whose humanity is often obscured by its own reputation.”–Booklist

2019 PEN America Literary Award Finalists

Macmillan has TEN finalists for the 2019 PEN American Literacy Awards!

PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION
A LUCKY MAN: Stories by Jamel Brinkley
HALF GODS by Akil Kumarasamy

PEN/HEMINGWAY AWARD FOR A DEBUT NOVEL
SEVERANCE by Ling Ma

PEN OPEN BOOK AWARD
EYE LEVEL: Poems by Jenny Xie

PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE
NEVADA DAYS by Bernardo Atxaga

PEN/DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL AWARD FOR THE ART OF THE ESSAY
WE CAN’T BREATHE: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival by Jabari Asim
IMPOSSIBLE OWLS: Essays by Brian Phillips

PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION
ONE PERSON, NO VOTE: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
AMITY AND PROSPERITY: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold

PEN/ESPN AWARD FOR LITERARY SPORTS WRITING
THE CIRCUIT: A Tennis Odyssey by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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