This. Book. Now. Please
Gina Arnold’s look at Liz Phair’s “Exile in Guyville” is “easily among the best books” in the 33 1/3 series thus far: http://t.co/YFBV9gDloh— New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks)June 19, 2014
One day, Bloomsbury will be in the Cloud, and I will preach this to the uneducated hipsters of Williamsburg, flaying their leather jackets with my belief.
"Megan Abbott’s gripping tale of adolescent lies, lust, and power reads like a modern day version of The Crucible and boldly scrutinizes society’s longstanding, Lord of the Flies fear of teenage sexuality and power."
The Silkworm from Cloud publishing partner Hachette has…landed? Hatched? Murdered? Help me out here.
Best #WorldCup2014 tweets - #FF @WelshIrvine— Stephanie Theodore (@TheodoreArt) June 18, 2014
Yes, that Irvine Welsh.
PUBLISHING CRUSH OF THE WEEK I remember first hearing about Minneapolis-based Coffee House Press back when I was an undergrad English student at Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead). It was the late 1990s, and everything seemed shiny and recession-proof. We writing workshop students from the North Country dreamed about being signed by a homegrown publisher with unfailing taste.
That’s what Coffee House still is, I’m happy to say. For the latest proof, consider that they will publish in the United States for the first time Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is Half-Formed Thing, first issued in hardback in the UK by tiny Galley Beggar Press and the 2014 winner of the BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Need another reason? Last summer’s social media sleeper hit Submergence by J.M. Ledgard, beloved by the one and only Teju Cole.
Go forth and collect this publisher’s Core Backlist, now in CAT.