2013 Agatha Awards nominees!

2013 Agatha Awards nominees!

Malice Domestic logoMalice Domestic recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Agatha Awards and we're very proud to have five great traditional mysteries in the running:

Best Contemporary Novel:

THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming 
PAGAN SPRING by G.M. Malliet 
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny 
THE WRONG GIRL by Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Best Nonfiction:

THE HOUR OF PERIL: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War by Daniel Stashower

Additionally, Joan Hess (MURDER AS A SECOND LANGUAGE) is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award!

The winners will be announced at the 2013 Agatha Awards banquet to be held on May 3, 2014. 

See the full list of 2013 Agatha Award nominees here. Congratulations to all nominees! [...]

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2013 National Book Critics Awards Finalists

2013 National Book Critics Awards Finalists

The National Book Critics Circle has named the finalists for its best books of 2013 and Macmillan is thrilled to have nine nominees from Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Bloomsbury!  

FICTION
SOMEONE by Alice McDermott

NONFICTION
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

POETRY
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
THE BOOK OF MY LIVES by Aleksandar Hemon
MEN WE REAPED by Jesmyn Ward

BIOGRAPHY
HOLDING ON UPSIDE DOWN: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell

CRITICISM
THE KRAUS PROJECT: Essays by Karl Kraus, translated and annotated by Jonathan Franzen
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS: Essays on Artists and Writers by Janet Malcolm

Click here to view the full list of nominees. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on Thursday, March 13, at 6:00 pm EST. Congratulations to all nominees! 

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2013 Goodreads Choice Awards

2013 Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads choice awardGoodreads launched their annual Choice Awards this week and we're very proud to say that Macmillan has 20 nominees in the Opening Round! Click here to vote for your favorites (we know you've got plenty on this list) and we'll provide updates as the tournament progresses.

Update 12/3: ELEANOR & PARK is voted Best Young Adult Fiction of 2013!


Update 11/18: More than 1.3 million people have voted for their favorite books in the Goodreads Choice Awards so far and Macmillan still has 15 nominees in the running! This week is the final round (through Monday, Nov. 25), so don't delay and
make your vote count

Update 11/11: Incredibly, all of our nominees are still in the Semifinal Round! Vote now through Saturday, 11/16 for your favorites!

Voting Schedule
Final Round Nov. 18 - 25

MYSTERY & THRILLER
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny

HISTORICAL FICTION
NECESSARY LIES by Diane Chamberlain
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler

FANTASY
A MEMORY OF LIGHT by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

PARANORMAL FANTASY
FIFTH GRAVE PAST THE LIGHT by Darynda Jones
THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon

SCIENCE FICTION
THE HUMAN DIVISION by John Scalzi
EARTH AFIRE by Orson Scott Card 

HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY
THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 by Rick Atkinson

NONFICTION
BAD PHARMA: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre

FOOD & COOKBOOKS
MOOSEWOOD RESTAURANT FAVORITES by The Moosewood Collective

HUMOR
STILL FOOLIN' 'EM by Billy Crystal

DEBUT GOODREADS AUTHOR
IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch

YOUNG ADULT FICTION
FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell    
ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell


Happy voting!
 

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The 2013 National Book Award finalists!

The 2013 National Book Award finalists!

Excuse us while we shout the good news from the rooftops, but we're so happy to have several finalists for the National Book Awards

Nonfiction
THE UNWINDING: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer

Poetry
METAPHYSICAL DOG by Frank Bidart
INCARNADINE by Mary Szybist

See the full list of nominees here
Free e-books of excerpts from the finalists are available on the NBA website. Click here to download your copy. Winners will be announced on November 20. Congratulations to all nominees! 

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