Booklist’s Best Biographies of 2017

Booklist’s Best Biographies of 2017

Booklist recently shared their Top 10 Biography reading lists of 2017*, including these five Macmillan titles: Top 10 Biographies (full list) BLACK ELK: The Life of an American Visionary by Joe Jackson Jackson meticulously chronicles the struggle of the Sioux visionary and medicine man Black Elk to help his embattled people preserve their culture and traditions. […]

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Booklist Top LGBTQ Picks

Booklist Top LGBTQ Picks

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision making same-sex marriage the law of the land (YAY!), Booklist announced their top LGBTQ picks, including these noteworthy Macmillan titles: Top 10 LGBTQ Literature FRANK: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage by Barney Frank IRREPRESSIBLE: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham […]

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2013 Lammy Awards Finalists for LGBT Lit

2013 Lammy Awards Finalists for LGBT Lit

 

The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) announced this year's finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards (a.k.a. the Lammys)! The 2012 awards mark their twenty-fifth year celebrating achievements in LGBT literature.

We're very proud to see the following titles published and distributed by Macmillan on their shortlist:

Gay Memoir/Biography

FIRE IN THE BELLY by Cynthia Carr

MY HUSBAND AND MY WIVES: A Gay Man’s Odyssey by Charles Rowan Beye

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

ALL WE KNOW: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen

Lesbian Mystery

REST FOR THE WICKED by Ellen Hart

LGBT Debut Fiction

THE EVENING HOUR by Carter Sickels

See the full list of Lammy finalists here.

Winners will be announced on June 3rd, 2013, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City. Ticket information here.

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Monday Fun Day! (1/14/2013 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (1/14/2013 Edition)

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

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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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