Category Archives: More Great News

He makes our heart sing

We had a very fun night celebrating the publication of Josh Bazell’s Wild Thing. Here he is at The Strand, in conversation with Malcolm Jones of Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where, among other things, he discussed his childhood love of 75-cent paperbacks, why he found a serial killer’s x-ray a hopeful sign for humanity, and the […]

Eowyn Ivey warns us about the bears, and yet we want to move to Alaska anyhow

Check out the great piece that ran this weekend in The Observer by our very own Eowyn Ivey, author of the delightful debut novel The Snow Child which goes on sale this week (more evidence of Ivey’s superstardom tk in the next post).  Maybe next time she takes to the Colorado River we can swap […]

When mothers and daughters leave each other

I try not to be too bossy, but I’m going to have to insist that you read this beautiful and moving excerpt from Caitlin Flanagan’s GIRL LAND, which ran in yesterday’s New York Times Magazine. As mothers have been saying since time began: You’ll thank me later.

A Rich start to the New Year…pun intended!

We can’t imagine a better way to start the week, let alone a whole year, than a Shouts and Murmurs column by Simon Rich in the New Yorker. Especially when we’ve got Simon’s novel, What in God’s Name, coming in August.  But that’s not all! This week’s New Yorker piece is part of a collection […]

Happy news, with a Twitter twist

Our new editor Laura Tisdel is so new – “How new is she?” Thank you, folks – her business cards still haven’t arrived. But that didn’t stop her from leaping into action last week, and buying a terrific debut novel at auction. We are all thrilled that Laura’s first acquisition brings Gabriel Roth to our […]

Congratulations to Eleanor Catton and The Rehearsal

which is the winner of the First Novel Award, for the best Canadian first novel published in 2010!  Read more about the news here.

Bragging Time!

Huge congratulations to Frederick Reiken, author of “Day for Night”, which is a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize.  The award winner will be announced on April 29th, in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Although I am late to writing about it here, we are still celebrating […]

So Many Great Quotes

are included in this PW piece on Kate Atkinson and her new book “Started Early, Took My Dog” that it’s hard to pick just one.  But my favorite has to be the opening, “Yorkshire don’t do emotional problems. They don’t get ill. They don’t have breakdowns.”  It just gets better from there…

Bragging Time!

Has everyone seen the latest reasons for us to do a little embarrassing dance around the office? Did you know that Tina Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for Humor last night? Well, she was! We cannot wait to publish her first book, Bossypants, in April, 2011. If the bordering-on-absurd number of excited emails […]

More Great News

about Reagan Arthur Books authors is perking up our cold winter Monday—Josh Bazell’s “Beat the Reaper” has been nominated for a 2009 Strand Critics Award, for Best First Novel!