Publishers Weekly’s editors recently selected their Best Books of Summer 2017, including these seven Macmillan titles: Staff Picks (full list) BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer “About that thing on the cover—is it a genetically modified bird-of-paradise? Some cousin of the odoriferous corpse flower? I was intrigued from the moment I saw it, as is Rachel, the […]
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
The shortlist will be announced on April 9, 2014 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on June, 12 2014. Congratulations!
Happy Monday, Librarians!
- We're proud to see some fantastic books published and distributed by Macmillan on the list of finalists for the National Book Critics’ Circle Awards!
In the category of Fiction:
HHhH by Laurent Binet (FSG)
In the category of Biography:
ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen (FSG)
In the category of Autobiography:
MY POETS by Maureen N. McLane (FSG)
In the category of Criticism:
REINVENTING BACH by Paul Elie (FSG)
THE GREY ALBUM: On the Blackness of Blackness by Kevin Young (Graywolf Press)
In the category of Poetry:
USELESS LANDSCAPE, OR A GUIDE FOR BOYS by D. A. Powell (Graywolf Press)
- We also saw some great reads on Nancy Pearl's list of Sure Bets for Your Book Group in her most recent Check it Out column for Publishers Weekly. We're especially excited about AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton and FIELDWORK by Mischa Berlinski. See all of her picks here.
- Don't forget to get whitelisted so you can download all of Macmillan's e-galleys from Edelweiss! Instructions here.
- And check out the chapter sampler that St. Martin's Press created of their Spring 2013 debuts just for you. Download it now!
HHhH: "Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich," or "Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich," is the story of Reinhard Heydrich, a much-feared Nazi known as the Butcher of Prague, and his assassination in broad daylight by two agents of the British secret service.
This international bestseller and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman is a thrilling and intellectually engrossing blend of historical truth, personal memory, and Laurent Binet's remarkable imagination.
"Readers will recognize why this brilliant work won the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman—and why an English translation was imperative!" -Booklist (starred review)
"Binet demonstrates without a doubt that a self aware, cerebral structure can be deployed in the service of a gripping historical read. A perfect fusion of action and the avante-garde that deserves a place as a great WWII novel." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Flavorwire included HHhH in their list of "10 New Must-Reads for April" and called it "a unique and incredibly compelling reading experience."