Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Four Riverhead titles on New York Times Book Review's Notable Books of the Year!

Four books published by Riverhead in 2014 are New York Times Book Review Notable Books, including Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi, A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. 

 

You can see the full list here

 

Cover boy snow bird   Cover marlon james  

Cover panic in a suitcase   Cover the paying guests



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Juan Gabriel Vasquez wins the 2014 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award for The Sound of Things Falling!

Juan Gabriel Vasquez and translator Anne McLean win the prestigious 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for their work, The Sound of Things Falling! Vasquez is the first South American author to win the award. Read more about the prize here.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Associated Press on Anne Lamott's SMALL VICTORIES: "Her words heal us all."

“Beautifully written essays, filled with nuggets of wisdom gathered over years of mindful living… Her tone is intimate and the pace slow, allowing readers to linger over each essay, like a great meal with friends you never want to end. She boils complicated matters down to basics, and stretches the limits of emotional depth in simple stories with larger lessons… By sharing her journey from drunk to sober, broken to mended, hungry to spiritually fulfilled, her words heal us all.” Read more...

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boris Johnson chats with Freakanomics about The Churchill Factor, cheese boxes, and the best investment he's ever made

"Boris Johnson drops by to chat about being: Mayor of London; a writer; a great admirer of — and now biographer of — Prime Minister Winston Churchill; a potential future prime minister himself; and, most singularly, he chats about just being Boris Johnson.

JOHNSON: I love… I love… old wooden tennis rackets.

There are other old things he loves.

JOHNSON: I collect… old cheese boxes.

At one point in the conversation, the need arose to remove his shoes:

JOHNSON: No, yeah, hang on… I’m going to take them off… I’m just going to see if I can see what’s in the…. these are so worn…. that you can’t… hang on… uh… oh God."

Listen to the full interview here.

 

 

 

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Daniel H. Pink's To Sell is Human illuminated by RSA animation

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Featured Author : Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi (c) Piotr Cieplak

Helen Oyeyemi

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.

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Author photo by Piotr Cieplak

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