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  • ​SAMUEL BECKETT's "Happy Days" has been adapted into a film directed by Nico Krell and starring Tessa Albertson as Winnie!

    • "First Love" has been adapted into a video monologue directed by JoAnne Akalaitis!

    • See the review in the New York Times.

GÉRALDINE SCHWARZ’s Those Who Forget (Scribner) was longlisted for the 2020 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and was chosen as one of Kirkus’ Best Nonfiction Books of 2020.

 

See the rave review written by Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the United Nations and now a Harvard
professor, in
The Washington Post.

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MARIE NDIAYE’s That Time of Year (Two Lines Press) was on the Kirkus list of Best Fiction in Translation of 2020 and on Literary Hub’s recommendations list of “10 New and Forthcoming Books in Translation.”

 

The book’s translator, Jordan Stump, also translated NDiaye’s The Cheffe (Knopf), which won the 2020 National Translation Award.

  • CHARLES JOHNSON’s “A Phenomenology of the Black Body” has been selected to appear in the 60th anniversary issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review.

  • The Best American Essays 2020 anthology named KERRY NEVILLE's “Punctures” (The Evansville Review) a Notable Essay.

  • ROBERT FAGLES' translation of Homer’s The Odyssey (Penguin) has now sold over two million copies. His translation of Homer’s The Iliad (Penguin) has sold over one million and a quarter copies and his translation of Sophocles’ The Three Theban Plays (Penguin) has now sold in excess of a million and a half copies.

SIMON HAN’s Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead) was named a Best Book of the Year by Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and Harper’s Bazaar.

 

It was featured in USA Today’s and Newsweek’s lists of Must-Read Fall Books, and was listed by Kirkus and Entertainment Weekly as a Best Book to Read in November. It was also chosen as an Indie Next Pick for December.

IAN MCEWAN’s Saturday (Anchor) is on Time magazine’s list of

“The 10 Best Books Through Time.”

CHELSEA BIEKER’s Godshot (Catapult) was named a Best Book of the Year 2020 by NPR and was shortlisted for the Pacific Northwest Book Awards.

ADAM HOCHSCHILD’s Rebel Cinderella (HMH) was longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd
Weld Award for Biography.

SHRUTI SWAMY's A House Is A Body (Algonquin) was longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and was named a Best Short Story Collection of the Year by Electric Literature.

JEFFREY CONDRAN's Claire, Wading Into the Danube By Night (Southeast Missouri State University Press) came in 2nd place for the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in the story collection category.​​

JEROME CHARYN’s Sergeant Salinger (Bellevue) received a starred review from Kirkus.

 

The UK cover of Cesare (Bellevue) is listed as a Notable Book Cover of 2020 by The Casual Optimist.

 

Charyn’s New York Cannibals (Lombard), an original French collaboration with artist François Boucq, was listed by French newspaper Le Monde as a Best Graphic Novel of 2020. It had a first printing of 50,000 copies in France.

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