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  • Dylan LaToya Watkins' short story collection, Holler, Child (Tiny Reparations) is on the longlist for the 2023 National Book Awards.

  • Dylan Tomine’s Headwaters (Patagonia) won a Gold Ben Franklin Award in the Sports and Recreation category and Silver in Non-Fiction Cover Design from the Independent Book Publisher’s Association.

  • Fred Kaplan’s His Masterly Pen (Harper) is a finalist for the 2023 George Washington Prize, which awards $50,000 for the past year’s best work on America’s founding era.

  • Charles Johnson’s The Eightfold Path (Abrams) won the awards for Best Writer and Story of the Year at The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.

  • Krista Burton’s Moby Dyke (S & S) was included in Electric Literature’s and Passport Magazine’s “Best LGTBQ+ Books of Summer” roundups.

  • T. C. Boyle’s Blue Skies (Liveright) is on the German bestseller list for its seventeenth week, and at its highest appeared in the #2 spot. His most recent short story collection, I Walk Between the Raindrops (Ecco), has been longlisted for the 2023 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award.

  • Adam Hochschild’s American Midnight (Mariner) has been chosen as a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nonfiction Award and has been longlisted for the 2023 Cundill History Prize.

  • Jerome Charyn’s Big Red (Liveright) has been longlisted for the 2023 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award.

  • LaToya Jackson’s Perish (Tiny Reparations) has been longlisted for the 2023 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Her short story collection, Holler, Child (Tiny Reparations) earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist.

  • Carrie R. Moore has been awarded a Steinbeck Fellowship by the Michener Center for Writers, and will be spending this fall writing at John Steinbeck’s former home in Sag Harbor, New York.

  • Amazon chose Jen Soriano’s Nervous (Amistad) as an August 2023 “Best of the Month” pick.

  • Parini Shroff’s The Bandit Queens (Ballantine) earned a spot on Amazon’s “Best Books of the Year So Far” list and is also one of the most popular books of the year on Goodreads.

  • Lit Hub included both Marguerite Duras’ The Lover (Pantheon)and Rachel Ingalls’ Binstead’s Safari (New Directions)  on their list of “The Greatest Summer Novels of All Time.” A selection of Ingalls’ fiction is reviewed in the September 21st issue of The New York Review of Books.

  • Soft Skull Press and Kimbilio have chosen Amina Gautier's short story collection, The Best That You Can Do, as the inaugural winner of the Soft Skull-Kimbilio Publishing Prize. Kimbilio will publish the collection in January of 2024.

  • Janelle M. Williams’ Gone Like Yesterday (Tiny Reparations) was named a Good Morning America “Buzz Pick.”

  • Tracy Kidder’s Rough Sleepers (Random House) appeared on The New York Times bestseller list as well as the Indie bestseller list, where it remained for over a month.

  • The Commonwealth Club selected Adam Hochschild’s American Midnight (Mariner) as the Gold Medal Non-Fiction Winner for the California Book Awards.

  • Michael Meyer’s Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet (Mariner) was shortlisted for the Athenaeum of Philadelphia’s 2022 Literary Award. He has also been awarded a Berlin Prize, granted annually to a select group of twenty outstanding US scholars who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. The scholars include historians, public policy experts, writers, diplomats, and economists.

  • Chelsea Bieker’s Heartbroke (Catapult) was a New York Times “Best California Book of 2022” and an NPR “Best Book of 2022.” It has also been chosen as the Gold Medal Fiction Winner for the Commonwealth Club’s California Book Awards.

  • Shruti Swamy was awarded a Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities.

  • Ploughshares awarded the Ashley Leigh Bourne Prize for fiction to Elisse Ota’s story, “The Paper Artist.”

  • Dylan Tomine’s Headwaters (Patagonia) won a 2022 Gold PubWest Book Design Award.

  • The Folio edition of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism, with an introduction by Anne Applebaum, won a British Book Design & Production Award.

  • Parini Shroff’s The Bandit Queens (Ballantine) was longlisted for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

  • Lydia Conklin’s Rainbow, Rainbow (Catapult) was longlisted for The Story Prize and for the 2023 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. Conklin’s short story, “Sunny Talks,” originally published in One Story, won a Pushcart Prize.

  • Lyndall Gordon’s The Hyacinth Girl: T. S. Eliot’s Hidden Muse (Norton) was longlisted for the 2023 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography.

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