Articles from %2 January, 2016

Military historian Bruce Gamble's KANGAROO SQUADRON, pitched in the tradition of Band of Brothers, the dramatic true story of the first U.S. Army unit—a squadron of B-17s and scores of dauntless volunteer American flyboys led by Hollywood-handsome Major Dick Carmichael—to cross the Pacific and strike back at the Japanese, to Robert Pigeon at Da Capo, for publication in fall 2018, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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The National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry, 2016

Daniel Borzutzky, “The Performance of Becoming Human”
Brooklyn Arts Press

Rita Dove, “Collected Poems 1974–2004”
W. W. Norton & Company

Peter Gizzi, “Archeophonics”
Wesleyan University Press

Donald Hall, “The Selected Poems of Donald Hall”
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jay Hopler, “The Abridged History of Rainfall”

Donika Kelly, “Bestiary”
Graywolf Press

Jean Mead, “World of Made and Unmade”
Alice James Books

Solmaz Sharif, “Look”
Graywolf Press

Monica Youn, “Blackacre”
Graywolf Press

Kevin Young, “Blue Laws”
Alfred A. Knopf

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Author of PROUST: THE SEARCH, NAPLES DECLARED, SAUL BELLOW: LETTERS and THE BOOK OF GETTING EVEN Benjamin Taylor's memoir, set in 1963, beginning the morning of November 22 when the author was in the crowd greeting JFK, to Patrick Nolan and Kathryn Court at Penguin, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (NA).

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Authors of MY LADY JANE, NYT bestselling author Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows's MY PLAIN JANE, in which both Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte are saved from their current fates, and MY CALAMITY JANE, in which the legendary Calamity Jane also gets a better ending to her story, again to Erica Sussman at Harper Teen, for publication in 2018 and 2020, by Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown, Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management and Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (NA).

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University of Chicago Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics Shadi Bartsch's new modern translation of Vergil's AENEID, to Jonathan Galassi at Farrar, Straus, in a pre-empt, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Announcing the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows
BY CELESTE FORD — 04.19.2016

NEW YORK, NY, April 19, 2016––Continuing its longstanding investment in the social sciences and humanities, Carnegie Corporation of New York announced 33 winners of the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program today with awards from the philanthropic foundation totaling $6.6 million.

Christopher M. Nichols, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University; “American Isolationism”

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Finalist: Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor, by James M. Scott (W.W. Norton & Company)

"A spellbinding narrative that uses Chinese, Russian and Japanese sources to expand the story of the first American attack on Japan during World War II."

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Transgender Family Drama From Joel Silver & Don Roos In Works At Freeform

by Nellie Andreeva

"Freeform has put in development New People, a family drama from The Opposite Of Sex writer-director Don Roos, Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures and Lionsgate Television.

The series is inspired by the bestselling and well-received nonfiction book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation Of An American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt, which in turn was inspired by the true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother and their family’s journey. ..."

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"The intense opening sets a pace that never falters. ... This story’s the perfect length, and though it’s hard to say goodbye to lovable, flawed, strong Wil, such a well-crafted, enjoyable, and immersive story helps ease the pain. " -- Kirkus (STARRED Review)

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The 2015 Discover Great New Writers Awards Finalists

The booksellers who sit on our Discover Great New Writers program selection committee have a very specific mandate: find the best and the brightest, the unforgettable storytelling and indelible characters, from new writers. Each year those booksellers chose 45-60 books to present to readers across the country; from those selections, two panels of distinguished authors pick the six titles they feel best represent the Discover Great New Program’s mission. This year our judges are: Eleanor Brown, Ben Fountain, and Thrity Umrigar reading fiction, and Scott Anderson, Candice Millard, and Cheryl Strayed reading nonfiction.

Nonfiction finalists:

Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
Bettyville by George Hodgman
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy...

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