The National Book Critics Circle honored three Macmillan authors and named seven of our titles as finalists for the 2017 NBCC Awards: Fiction THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott Nonfiction BORDER: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova Biography PRAIRIE FIRES: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Autobiography […]
UPDATE 2/21/18: Congratulations to our 2018 PEN Literary Award winners: PEN/Jean Stein Book Award WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction Edmund White (THE UNPUNISHED VICE) […]
Over at Booklist, the Adult Books editors selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including 13 Macmillan titles: Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2017 (full list) Fiction 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides MARLENA by Julie Buntin THE NINTH HOUR by […]
NPR’s Book Concierge is live and it includes nearly 50 Macmillan titles!! 300 ARGUMENTS: Essays by Sarah Manguso 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster AFFLUENCE WITHOUT ABUNDANCE: The Disappearing World Of The Bushmen by James Suzman AGE OF ANGER: A History Of the Present by Pankaj Mishra THE ANSWERS by Catherine Lacey AUTONOMOUS by […]
The Los Angeles Times‘s Best Books of 2017 lists include 5 Macmillan titles! Best Fiction (full list) SO MUCH BLUE by Percival Everett HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES by Carmen Maria Machado BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer Best Nonfiction (full list) HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic by Glenn Frankel […]
We’ve got 15 books on Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books 2017” 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 BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer THE DRY by Jane Harper GOOD ME, BAD ME by Ali […]
The gray lady picked 14 Macmillan titles: Fiction & Poetry THE DARK FLOOD RISES by Margaret Drabble 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott SIX FOUR by Hideo Yokoyama TRANSIT by Rachel Cusk WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier Nonfiction AGE OF ANGER: A History […]
We’re thrilled to have 6 nominees on the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist! Fiction 4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster FRESH COMPLAINT by Jeffrey Eugenides THE NINTH HOUR by Alice McDermott Nonfiction THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg LOCKING UP OUR OWN: […]
The National Book Awards Longlist: Nonfiction James Forman, Jr., “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America” Kevin Young, “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News” […]
Major congratulations go out to all of the 2013 PEN Literary Award winners and runners-up! We're delighted to see the following two titles honored.
PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing:
LIKE ANY NORMAL DAY: A Story of Devotion by Mark Kram, Jr.
PEN Open Book Award (co-winner):
THE GREY ALBUM: On the Blackness of Blackness by Kevin Young
PEN President Peter Godwin on this year's awards:
"Every year PEN’s literary awards recognize the brightest lights in literary fiction and nonfiction and honor the sustained careers of writers who are distinguished in their fields, raising awareness for a diverse array of outstanding books. These awards represent the best of PEN’s work in defense of free expression throughout the world—fighting censorship, promoting translations into English, and honoring both the new and well-known authors who make up the core of PEN as an organization. Their voices amplify our advocacy work. We owe a special thanks to our dedicated judges who demonstrate their critical acumen and discerning tastes in choosing such accomplished work each year from an ever-growing number of submissions. We are proud to honor the writers they have selected in this way." (via the press release)