Today’s issue of Maximum Shelf Awareness is all about Picador! Learn about the imprint’s rich 20-year history and its stellar list of authors, including Paul Auster, Jeff Chang, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, Ann Leary, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, Robin Sloan, Olen Steinhauer, Hector Tobar and Adelle Waldman, among others. […]
Last week the Eisner Award nominations were announced and Macmillan has 7 graphic novels in the running! Best Reality-Based Work CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast (Bloomsbury) Best Graphic Album—New THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins (Picador) Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips (at least 20 years old) MOOMIN: The Deluxe […]
Fun fact: Picador turns 20 this year (in the United States)! Originally founded in 1995 as a publishing house for sophisticated hardcover fiction and nonfiction and for many Macmillan authors in their paperback lives, Picador is now home to a huge stable of incredibly talented authors, with a list of more than 1,500 titles, and […]
We can’t help but #humblebrag about all the amazing Picador books reviewed in yesterday’s (October 26) New York Times Book Review: THE KILLS by Richard House “The patience required to get through [THE KILLS’ 1,000 pages] is made easy by House’s insistent and electric prose style, which imbues long passages about corporate machinations with bristling […]
Our friends at Picador have put together a FREE book club sampler of their Fall 2014 titles just for you! Enjoy excerpts from Alice McDermott (SOMEONE) Anita Diamant (THE RED TENT) Toby Barlow (BABAYAGA) Amy Grace Loyd (THE AFFAIRS OF OTHERS) Nicola Griffith (HILD) Lisa Gornick (TINDERBOX) Mary Kay Zurevleff (MAN ALIVE!) Ronald Frame (HAVISHAM) […]
Hello, friends! We hope you had a lovely Independence Day weekend and are recovered from ALA Annual. Going back to work after a holiday is always a bummer, but we’ve got several great books that will put you in a paws-itively better mood! #meow THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB: The Further Adventures of One Man […]
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!
Happy Monday! We're starting the week off with some wonderful news: We have expanded our library e-lending pilot program to include Macmillan's entire e-book backlist--more than 11,000 titles!
Here are some popularly requested and newly available e-books that might be of interest to your library: