In addition to their Best Fiction list, Kirkus Reviews unveiled their Best of 2015 Nonfiction lists which include 20 Macmillan titles: Best Nonfiction GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne by Anna Bikont IRREPRESSIBLE: […]
TGIF! This weekend we recommend you soak up the sun while enjoying one of these recent literary standouts on shelves now: A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN by Lucia Berlin “[Lucia Berlin] may just be the best writer you’ve never heard of…” (Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review) and her short story collection has received THREE […]
While writing his biography of Donald Barthelme (HIDING MAN), Daugherty and his editor here at St. Martin's Press had a brief conversation about tackling Joeseph Heller for his next biography. Daugherty says, "I had taught CATCH-22 for many years in my college classes. One day I decided to reread it. Then I reread Heller’s other books. And then I began to get very interested." And the rest is history. Brilliantly detailed history, in fact.
As Booklist says it in their starred review, "Brilliantly detailed and constructively analytical, Daugherty’s groundbreaking portrait of the prophetic, contradictory, and essential Joseph Heller is dramatic and revelatory."