Bernardine Evaristo

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bernardine Evaristo's Blonde Roots is a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award honors exemplary works of literature before the national community of Black writers. By honoring these nominees, they are recognizing the profound significance, necessity, and genius of Black writers and the stories they tell. Riverhead is proud to have a finalist! Learn more about the award here...

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Riverhead continues sweep of best books of ‘09 lists

Riverhead has made an appearance on many of the Best Books of 2009 lists, from The New York Times to The New Yorker, and the accolades keep rolling in. The Cleveland Plain Dealer picked The Book of Night Women as one of the 20 Best Books of 2009. Largehearted Boy named Cristina Henríquez’s The World in Half a Favorite Novel of 2009. Salon picked Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Love and Obstacles was chosed by the Kansas City Star. The Boston Globe selected Walter Mosley’s The Long Fall. The Christian Science Monitor picked Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Fingerprints of God and David Owen's Green Metropolis. Alan Beattie's False Economy is an 800 CEO Read Best Business Book of 2009.Plus, the San Francisco Chronicle names Bernardine Evaristo’s Blonde Roots and Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles as two of the Best Books of 2009.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Riverhead Books longlisted for the 2010 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Five Riverhead books made the cut for the very longlist of the 2010 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award: Daina Chaviano’s The Island of Eternal Love, Bernardine Evaristo’s Blonde Roots, Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo, Aleksandar Hemon’s The Lazarus Project, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers. Nominations for the award are made by libraries in major cities from all over the world.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Washington Post Book World on Bernardine Evaristo's Blonde Roots

Race Reversal; Whyte is beautiful, but Aphrikan Americans are in charge

"My only complaint about Bernardine Evaristo's alternate history of racial slavery is that it's 150 years late. Imagine the outrage this clever novel would have provoked alongside Harriet Beecher Stowe's incendiary story or Frederick Douglass's memoir! But now, amid the warm glow of 21st-century liberalism, with our brilliant black president, what could we possibly learn from a new satire of slavery? Plenty... Don't be fooled; slavery might have ended 150 years ago, but you've still got time to be enlightened by this bracing novel." More...

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