Sunday, September 21, 2014
Edan Lepucki signing California at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

Edan Lepucki signing California at the Brooklyn Book Festival!

Thursday, September 18, 2014
David Bezmozgis is going on tour, and you should come! Catch the author of The Betrayers at one or all (c’mon, all!) of these fine locations:
September 25, Brooklyn, NY, Book Court
September 26, Portland, OR, Powell’s Books
September 28, San Francisco, CA, Book Passage
September 29, Los Angeles, CA, Skylight Books
September 30, San Francisco, CA, JCC SF with Michael Ray
October 1, Boston, MA, Newtonville Books
October 2, Washington, DC, Politics & Prose
See you there.

David Bezmozgis is going on tour, and you should come! Catch the author of The Betrayers at one or all (c’mon, all!) of these fine locations:

  • September 25, Brooklyn, NY, Book Court
  • September 26, Portland, OR, Powell’s Books
  • September 28, San Francisco, CA, Book Passage
  • September 29, Los Angeles, CA, Skylight Books
  • September 30, San Francisco, CA, JCC SF with Michael Ray
  • October 1, Boston, MA, Newtonville Books
  • October 2, Washington, DC, Politics & Prose

See you there.

We saw a familiar Little, Brown jacket on the Today show this morning! 

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Heading to the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 21? Don’t miss these Little, Brown authors!
Science and SpeculationBorough Hall Media Room 10:00am—11:00am Three genre-bending international bestsellers use Denmark, Detroit, Nigeria and South Africa for the backdrops of their wildly inventive fiction. Join authors Naja Marie Aidt (Baboon), Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters) and Deji Olukotun (Nigerians in Space). Moderated by Laura Miller.
In _____ We TrustBrooklyn Law School Student Lounge 10:00am—11:00amWhat do you believe in? A twelve-year-old preacher, a cult that will end loneliness, a community promising hope? When strong personalities and religion collide, what or whom we trust becomes a complicated topic. Scott Cheshire (High as the Horses’ Bridles), Fiona Maazel (Woke Up Lonely), and Rachel Urquhart (The Visionist) talk about their proselytizing protagonists. Moderated by Brook Wilensky-Lanford, Paradise Lust.
The Displaced, The Dispossessed and The DreamersBorough Hall Media Room 2:00pm—3:00pmContemporary reality recedes and people must strive to make sense of their lives and re-invent themselves in prison, in a dystopian society and in a future version of NYC. Survival first! but ethics, art and dreams motivate the characters in novels by Warren Lehrer (A Life In Books) Edan Lepucki (California) and Joseph Patrick Stancil (The Sleepworker). Moderated by Julie Buntin. Online LivesBrooklyn Law School Student Lounge 5:00pm—6:00pmA luddite, a stalker, and a teenager walk into an Internet café…The latest books by Joshua Ferris (To Rise Again at a Decent Hour), Andre Dubus III (Dirty Love), Jaime Clarke (Vernon Downs) feature characters who wrestle with personal demons and other modern-day maladies through the prism of the Internet. Moderated by Cary Barbor. Books on BooksBorough Hall Courtroom September 21, 2014 5:00pm—6:00pmReaders love books on books! Three writers discuss others’ books: Rebecca Mead (My Life in Middlemarch) examines her life-long relationship with Eliot’s novel; Maureen Corrigan (So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures) looks at the American classic we think we know, and Phyllis Rose (The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading) embarks on a year of “extreme reading” covering one random corner of the library. All of them share insight into what makes a book important, both personally and culturally. Moderated by Retha Powers, editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations.

Heading to the Brooklyn Book Festival this Sunday, September 21? Don’t miss these Little, Brown authors!

Science and Speculation
Borough Hall Media Room
10:00am—11:00am
Three genre-bending international bestsellers use Denmark, Detroit, Nigeria and South Africa for the backdrops of their wildly inventive fiction. Join authors Naja Marie Aidt (Baboon), Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters) and Deji Olukotun (Nigerians in Space). Moderated by Laura Miller.

In _____ We Trust
Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge
10:00am—11:00am
What do you believe in? A twelve-year-old preacher, a cult that will end loneliness, a community promising hope? When strong personalities and religion collide, what or whom we trust becomes a complicated topic. Scott Cheshire (High as the Horses’ Bridles), Fiona Maazel (Woke Up Lonely), and Rachel Urquhart (The Visionist) talk about their proselytizing protagonists. Moderated by Brook Wilensky-Lanford, Paradise Lust.


The Displaced, The Dispossessed and The Dreamers
Borough Hall Media Room
2:00pm—3:00pm
Contemporary reality recedes and people must strive to make sense of their lives and re-invent themselves in prison, in a dystopian society and in a future version of NYC. Survival first! but ethics, art and dreams motivate the characters in novels by Warren Lehrer (A Life In Books) Edan Lepucki (California) and Joseph Patrick Stancil (The Sleepworker). Moderated by Julie Buntin.
 
Online Lives
Brooklyn Law School Student Lounge
5:00pm—6:00pm
A luddite, a stalker, and a teenager walk into an Internet café…The latest books by Joshua Ferris (To Rise Again at a Decent Hour), Andre Dubus III (Dirty Love), Jaime Clarke (Vernon Downs) feature characters who wrestle with personal demons and other modern-day maladies through the prism of the Internet. Moderated by Cary Barbor.
 
Books on Books
Borough Hall Courtroom
September 21, 2014 
5:00pm—6:00pm
Readers love books on books! Three writers discuss others’ books: Rebecca Mead (My Life in Middlemarch) examines her life-long relationship with Eliot’s novel; Maureen Corrigan (So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures) looks at the American classic we think we know, and Phyllis Rose (The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading) embarks on a year of “extreme reading” covering one random corner of the library. All of them share insight into what makes a book important, both personally and culturally. Moderated by Retha Powers, editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
We’re with Seth Casteel at RJ Julia to celebrate the publication of Underwater Puppies!

We’re with Seth Casteel at RJ Julia to celebrate the publication of Underwater Puppies!

Monday, September 15, 2014
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Thanks, JT. (And now go pick up your copy of Live from New York.)

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Thanks, JT. (And now go pick up your copy of Live from New York.)

Friday, September 12, 2014
Missed Maureen Corrigan’s events this week? Don’t worry - The Philadelphia Free Library recorded her talk on her new book So We Read On and the enduring power of The Great Gatsby so you can listen anytime.

Missed Maureen Corrigan’s events this week? Don’t worry - The Philadelphia Free Library recorded her talk on her new book So We Read On and the enduring power of The Great Gatsby so you can listen anytime.

nprfreshair:

On Monday, Maureen Corrigan spoke to Fresh Air about her book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures.  When Gatsby was published in 1925 it was a flop, but World War II turned that around. In fact, the Atlantic just published an article about the Armed Services Editions—books that were given to soldiers to keep in their uniform pockets so they had something to read to take their mind off of the death and destruction. 
Here’s what Yoni Appelbaum of Atlantic says: 

Some of the selections [for the Armed Services Editions] were idiosyncratic. In 1945, Council picked out an older novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald that had never achieved popular success. It sold just 120 copies the previous year, and another 33 in 1945 before going out of print. The 155,000 copies of The Great Gatsby that they shipped out to the troops dwarfed all its previous print runs combined. Buoyed by that exposure, it would go on to become one of the great publishing successes of the 20th century.

Learn more about Gatsby’s incredible revival here. 

From the Gatsby vault!

nprfreshair:

On Monday, Maureen Corrigan spoke to Fresh Air about her book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came To Be and Why It Endures.  When Gatsby was published in 1925 it was a flop, but World War II turned that around. In fact, the Atlantic just published an article about the Armed Services Editions—books that were given to soldiers to keep in their uniform pockets so they had something to read to take their mind off of the death and destruction.

Here’s what Yoni Appelbaum of Atlantic says: 

Some of the selections [for the Armed Services Editions] were idiosyncratic. In 1945, Council picked out an older novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald that had never achieved popular success. It sold just 120 copies the previous year, and another 33 in 1945 before going out of print. The 155,000 copies of The Great Gatsby that they shipped out to the troops dwarfed all its previous print runs combined. Buoyed by that exposure, it would go on to become one of the great publishing successes of the 20th century.

Learn more about Gatsby’s incredible revival here

From the Gatsby vault!

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Happy 50th Birthday, Tavis! We’re celebrating the milestone birthday, the publication of Death of a King, and his upcoming appearance on Dancing with the Stars! #Birthday #HBD #Party #DeathofaKing #NewRelease #Celebrate #TavisSmiley #DWTS #50 #Author

Happy 50th Birthday, Tavis! We’re celebrating the milestone birthday, the publication of Death of a King, and his upcoming appearance on Dancing with the Stars! #Birthday #HBD #Party #DeathofaKing #NewRelease #Celebrate #TavisSmiley #DWTS #50 #Author

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Paul Auster introduced Laird Hunt read at Community Bookstore last night in celebration of the publication of Laird’s new book, Neverhome. 

Paul Auster introduced Laird Hunt read at Community Bookstore last night in celebration of the publication of Laird’s new book, Neverhome

mulhollandbooks:

You know Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? David Shafer’s debut novel? Anointed the Book of the Summer by the New York Times and beloved by one and all? WELL. If you haven’t bought a copy yet, today’s your special day: the eBook is available for $1.99 at Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google. 
And if you have read Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, today’s your special day for doing a good deed: tell a friend to drop everything and buy the eBook. They’ll thank you later.

mulhollandbooks:

You know Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? David Shafer’s debut novel? Anointed the Book of the Summer by the New York Times and beloved by one and all? WELL. If you haven’t bought a copy yet, today’s your special day: the eBook is available for $1.99 at Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google

And if you have read Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, today’s your special day for doing a good deed: tell a friend to drop everything and buy the eBook. They’ll thank you later.

Maureen Corrigan kicked off her book tour last night at Politics & Prose, where she talked about the enduring power of The Great Gatsby and her love letter to Fitzgerald’s book, So We Read On.
(If you were there, and you thought her voice sounded familiar, that’s because she’s the Fresh Air book critic.)

Maureen Corrigan kicked off her book tour last night at Politics & Prose, where she talked about the enduring power of The Great Gatsby and her love letter to Fitzgerald’s book, So We Read On.

(If you were there, and you thought her voice sounded familiar, that’s because she’s the Fresh Air book critic.)

Dr. David Perlmutter and his wife Leize are sharing the delicious (and nutritious) recipes from The Grain Brain Cookbook on TV stations around the country this morning!

Dr. David Perlmutter and his wife Leize are sharing the delicious (and nutritious) recipes from The Grain Brain Cookbook on TV stations around the country this morning!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
postcardstoauthors:

Edan Lepucki is the author of California.

Just discovered this delightful Tumblr!

postcardstoauthors:

Edan Lepucki is the author of California.

Just discovered this delightful Tumblr!