Maximum Shelf: THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT (3/18/20)

Today’s Shelf Awareness Maximum Shelf pick is the epic conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy, THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT. With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with her peerless, Booker Prize-winning novels, WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. She traces the final […]

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THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT Cover Reveal

Hello, beautiful! Feast your eyes on the eagerly awaited cover for the final book in Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT. THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT goes on sale March 10, 2020 from Henry Holt and Co. England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat […]

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Kirkus Reviews 2020 Preview

Kirkus Reviews’ fiction editor picked her top TBR for 2020, including these Macmillan titles! THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary Mantel (her top pick!) With THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, Hilary Mantel brings to a triumphant close the trilogy she began with WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins […]

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Happy #BookBday (2/24/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (2/24/14 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab A February 2015 LibraryReads pick! “Schwab creates an ingenious set of nesting alternate Londons in this imaginative, well-crafted fantasy… Confident prose and marvelous touches-a chameleon coat, a scarlet river of magic, a piratical antiheroine-bring exuberant life […]

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Booklist Book Clubs Abuzz webinar

Booklist Book Clubs Abuzz webinar

Yesterday Talia “the troublemaker” Sherer highlighted her favorite titles during Booklist‘s Book Clubs Abuzz webinar. If you were lucky enough to listen in you chuckled at her jokes and cringed at her awful songs. If you missed out, don’t worry—we’ve got Talia’s top picks and a link to the archived webinar below. Fiction: For Women, […]

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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 nominees

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!
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Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

The Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) has announced this year's exceptionally talented longlist of female novelists.

We're honored to publish or distribute five of twenty titles featured on their excellent list:

Women's Prize logoBRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

See the full Women's Prize for Fiction longlist here.

The shortlist will be posted on April 16th and the winner will be announced on June 5th. [...]

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The 2013 Longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

The 2013 Longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

 

The 2013 longlist for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced!

The following titles published and distributed by Macmillan were in good company on this incredibly fine list of literature:

FICTION:

HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

NONFICTION:

JAMES JOYCE: A New Biography by Gordon Bowker

LEONARDO AND THE LAST SUPPER by Ross King

See the full long list here: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/longlists

According to the ALA website "The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year." Read more about this award in American Libraries Magazine.

The short list (only six titles) will be released in April and the two winners will be announced on June 30th at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We can't wait!

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Monday Recovery Day

Monday Recovery Day

Ladies and gentlemen, the Flatiron is powered up and Macmillan is officially back in action post-Sandy!

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Our hearts go out to everyone who was and still is affected by the hurricane. We wish you all the best recovering safely and returning to normal. 

We're having some e-mail recovery delays today. Please feel free to resend urgent e-mails from the past week. We appreciate your patience while we get back on our feet!

UPDATE:

We're still not receiving external e-mails. Even if you do NOT get a bounce back notification, it's likely we will not receive your e-mail today. Please feel free to call Ali at (646) 307-5486, comment below, or tweet at @MacmillanLib.

Despite the troubles, it was great to walk in this morning and see that the lights are on, the water's running, and the Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2012 issue is out! They compiled a great list and we'll start by applauding four titles that we're delighted to see in the Top 10:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS by Richard Lloyd Parry

ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen

DETROIT CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE by Mark Binelli

See the full 2012 Top 10 list here. We'll be making noise about the rest of the best later this week!

Please stay safe and we hope to hear from you all again soon! 

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Mantel Wins the Man Booker Prize… Again!

Mantel Wins the Man Booker Prize… Again!

Major congratulations to Hilary Mantel who is one of only three Man Booker Prize-winning authors ever to have won the prize more than once! She also the first author ever to win with a sequel.

Yesterday she was awarded the prize for BRING UP THE BODIES, her second novel exploring Tudor history through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell.

The Man Booker Prize website said,

"Her resuscitation of Thomas Crowell–and with him the historical novel–is one of the great achievements of modern literature."

Hear, hear!

Your patrons (and yourselves, for that matter!) no longer have any excuse not to start in on this rich historical series. As the Man Booker Prize website said,

"Perhaps the real object of envy is not the winner–she thoroughly deserves her triumph–but the readers who have yet to open BRING UP THE BODIES. They have just won a prize too."

Read the full article on TheManBookerPrize.com.

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