Agency News

Chelsea Bieker’s Heartbroke (Catapult) is a Publishers Lunch “Buzz Book” for Spring/Summer 2022.

 

David Guterson’s The Final Case (Knopf) spent multiple weeks on the Pacific Northwest Indie bestseller list.

 

Michael Meyer’s Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet (Mariner) earned a place on Air Mail’s “Staff Picks” list.

 

Esquire listed Elie Wiesel’s Night (Recorded Books) as one of the “Best Audio Books of All Time.”

 

The Wonder Test (Grove Atlantic) author Michelle Richmond was awarded the Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize, which is given to those who have made significant contributions to Southern heritage and culture in history, literature, or the arts.

 

Mary Helen Stefaniak’s The World of Pondside (Blackstone) was an Amazon Editors’ Pick for “Best Mysteries and Thrillers of April.” The book was also one of Crime Reads’ “10 New Novels You Should Read in April.”

 

Book Riot named “Mummy and Honey,” a short story in Shahriar Mandanipour’s Seasons of Purgatory (Bellevue), one of the “Best Short Stories of All Time.” The book was also featured in Cosmopolitan’s list of “Best Books by Arab Authors in 2022.”

 

Johanna Kaplan’s Loss of Memory is Only Temporary (Ecco) made Jewish Community Voice’s list of “Great New Jewish Fiction.” The Jewish Book Council highlighted the book on their Jewish American Heritage Month reading list, and it was also featured on The Wall Street Journal’s February list of “10 Books to Read.”

John Ashbery’s Parallel Movement of the Hands, edited by Emily Skillings (Ecco), earned a spot on The Boston Globe’s “Best Books of 2021” list.

 

Jerome Charyn’s Sergeant Salinger (Bellevue) was featured as “The Best New Historical Fiction for October 2021 by The London Times. His novel Cesare (Bellevue) has been longlisted for the Wingate Literary Prize in the U.K.

 

Annie Cohen-Solal won the Prix Femina Essais 2021 for Picasso the Foreigner, which will be published in the U.S. next year by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

 

Pauline Delabroy-Allard’s They Say Sarah (Other Press) was shortlisted for the Albertine Prize.

 

Camille Dungy was awarded the 2021 Academy of American Poets Fellowship.

 

Annette Insdorf received the Telluride Film Festival’s Special Medallion in September, during her 40th year of attendance.

 

Ivelisse Rodriguez won a Tanne Foundation 2021 Artist Award.

 

Steven C. Smith’s Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood’s Most Influential Composer (Oxford University Press) won the 2020 Richard Wall Memorial Award, presented by the Theatre Library Association. The book was also named a 2021 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title.

 

Deborah Jackson Taffa received a 2022 PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History for her work-in-progress manuscript, Whiskey Tender.

Anne Applebaum has been named a 2021 Royal Society of Literature Fellow. Applebaum’s Iron Curtain (Doubleday) is required reading for U.S. soldiers posted to the Baltic states.

 

Chelsea Bieker's Godshot (Catapult) was named a First Fiction Finalist for the 90th Annual California Book Awards.

 

Saul Friedlander was awarded a 2021 Balzan Prize in the amount of $815,000.

 

Willa Richards' The Comfort of Monsters (Harper) was chosen as an Amazon Top Ten Book of the Month pick for July, and named a "Best Book of July" by Oprah Daily.

 

Michelle Richmond’s The Wonder Test (Grove Atlantic) has been longlisted for the California Independent Bookseller Alliance’s Golden Poppy Awards. It was an Amazon Best Book of July.

 

Ivelisse Rodriguez received a Tanne Foundation Award.

 

Shruti Swamy's A House Is a Body (Algonquin) was named a finalist for the Balcones Fiction Prize.

 

Elizabeth Wetmore's Valentine (Harper) was named a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

 

Richard White’s and Jesse Amble White’s California Exposures (Norton) has been chosen as a Gold Medal winner for the 90th Annual California Book Awards.

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