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Agency News


  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Book Riot featured Krista Burton’s Moby Dyke (Simon & Schuster) on their “Most Anticipated Travel Book of 2023” list.

  • Publishers Marketplace chose Marie NDiaye’s Vengeance Is Mine (Knopf, 10/17) as a Fall/Winter “Buzz Book.”

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