Ashbery honored @ Brooklyn Book Fest

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Ashbery was honored this weekend at the 5th annual Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City. The Brooklyn Book Festival “BoBi” award, given each year to an author whose body of work exemplifies or speaks to the spirit of Brooklyn, was given to Ashbery on Saturday night at the Festival Gala…. read more

New in September

September signals the start of the official fall book season, one of the busiest times of the year for publishers and authors alike. Some exciting fiction titles this month include Monique Truong‘s Bitter In the Mouth (Random House)—we interviewed Truong last month—and Yield (Kensington), the exciting debut from Lee Houck. In nonfiction, we’re excited about… read more

Monique Truong: Southern girl, Twice over

Monique Truong’s (author of The Book of Salt) new book, Bitter in the Mouth comes out at the end of the month! We exchanged e-mails on her writing process and the formulation of Bitter in the Mouth, which is a uniquely creative and captivating account of young woman discovering herself, with the special ability to… read more