Holt Celebrates 150 Years!

Holt Celebrates 150 Years!

Holy smokes, Henry Holt & Company is 150 this year! (We see your awesome tweets via #Holt150!) Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, the imprint focused exclusively on publishing translations and textbooks. A fruitful relationship with Robert Frost began in 1915 with the publication of NORTH OF BOSTON, and his books became […]

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2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist

2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist

Congratulations to all of the fantastic books on the 2016 Man Booker Prize longlist, especially these four Macmillan titles: THE SELLOUT by Paul Beatty HOT MILK by Deborah Levy THE NORTH WATER by Ian McGuire HYSTOPIA by David Means ALL THAT MAN IS by David Szalay The shortlist will be announced on September 13 and […]

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2015 Man Booker Prize Finalists

2015 Man Booker Prize Finalists

Macmillan is proud to have three finalists for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize: Mia Couto (CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS) Amitav Ghosh (RIVER OF SMOKE, SEA OF POPPIES, FLOOD OF FIRE) Fanny Howe (SECOND CHILDHOOD) The Man Booker International Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally […]

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Happy #BookBday (8/5/14 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (8/5/14 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! Today we celebrate: DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Beth Harbison In New York Times bestseller Harbison’s latest novel, two women set out on an antiquing road trip and get more than they bargained for when they pick up a third, stranded woman. “…it’s an enjoyable ride. Readers […]

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HISTORY OF THE RAIN longlisted for the Man Booker Prize!

HISTORY OF THE RAIN longlisted for the Man Booker Prize!

WOOHOO! We just got the terrific news that HISTORY OF THE RAIN by Niall Williams has been longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction! You will know that I found him in his books, in the covers his hands held, the pages they turned, in the paper and the print, but also in […]

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A Super-Sized Summer Thriller: THE KILLS

A Super-Sized Summer Thriller: THE KILLS

If you attended Library Journal's “Day of Dialog” last week, you heard Picador publisher Stephen Morrison rave about Richard House’s THE KILLS. This epic thriller longlisted for the Man Booker prize is four books in one: Sutler, The Massive, The Kill, and The Hit. It begins with a man on the run and ends with a burned body, moving across continents, characters, and genres.

It's already received outstanding early praise and is showing up on Summer Reading Previews:

“In this remarkable, epic literary venture, a novel in four parts that was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, House explores the collateral damage of our capitalist way of going to war…. Part Olen Steinhauer spy thriller and part Roberto Bolaño art novel, with a huge cast of characters, many Middle Eastern settings, and a puzzle of a time-shifting plot, THE KILLS is a work of intense artistic conviction and demands a serious commitment from its readers. They’ll be rewarded, even if the center of this dazzlingly large picture is elusive.” Booklist, starred review

House’s thousand-plus-page novel is an intense, frustrating yet unforgettable tale…. He presents intriguing characters and enthralling scenarios, then leaves readers to make sense of it all. This huge undertaking is notable for its ambition, and it seduces with both its shortcomings and its accomplishments.”
Publishers Weekly, a May 5 Pick of the Week

Engrossing… House’s four-part, 1,000-page novel of corruption and murder is a heady page-turner. Already a hit in the U.K., THE KILLS trots the globe with professional killers and military contractors, and earns its comparisons to John le Carré with a healthy dose of political intrigue.” Time Out New York

Nerds, stay calm… Richard House’s Booker-long-listed, 1,000 page, hallucinogenic fictional account of the Iraq War and its aftermath, THE KILLS, is finally released in the States [August 5].” New York Magazine

Worried about toting around a brick of a galley? Fear not!
The e-galley is available on Edelweiss
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