Sarah Waters

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger a Finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award

Sarah Waters’ gripping historical haunted house story, The Little Stranger, is a finalist for the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award. In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, the Shirley Jackson Awards recognize "outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic." See the full list of nominees here.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Stephen King's favorite book of 2009: The Little Stranger

Stephen King tells The New Yorker (and Entertainment Weekly), “The best book I read this year was The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters…Like the best ghost stories, this is a tale of deepening obsession, and the first evil manifestation, involving an unpleasant little girl and a normally inoffensive old house-dog, is authentically horrifying.” Plus, Joshua Ferris picked Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles as one of his favorites of 2009.

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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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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Washington Post's Best Books of 2009

Critics from The Washington Post have weighed in on the books of 2009 and three Riverhead books made the cut. Joel Richard Paul’s Unlikely Allies was a pick for best of in American History, and  Nick Hornby’s Juliet Naked and Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger made the fiction list. Plus, Jonathan Yardley picked Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers as the Best Novel of 2009.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Morning News' Tournament of Books longlists four Riverhead books

For the first time in six years the Morning News has released their long list for the 2010 Tournament of Books, and Riverhead is well represented with Marlon James’ The Book of Night Women, Nami Mun’s Miles from Nowhere, Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Informers. The short list as well as the judges will be announced in January.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Five Riverhead Books are among the New York Times' 100 Notable Book of 2009

Five Riverhead books landed on The New York Times' 100 Notable Book of 2009: John Farmer’s The Ground Truth, Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles, Steven Johnson's The Invention of Air, Maile Meloy's Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, and Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Plus, Walter Mosley's The Long Fall made the Notable Crime Books of 2009 list.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Sarah Waters recommends a spine-tingling story in the Washington Post

When asked by The Washington Post which story “scared the hell out of you,” Sarah Waters, author of The Little Stranger, named W.W. Jacobs’s The Monkey’s Paw, saying, “Oh, it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, just thinking about it now.”

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Little Stranger shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Sarah WatersThe Little Stranger has been shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The winner will be revealed on October 6th at a dinner at London's Guildhall and will be broadcast on BBC News across television, radio, and online. The winning author will receive £50,000. Check out her competition.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

The Man Booker Prize’s Perspectives Magazine talks to Sarah Waters about The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters chats with the Man Booker Prize’s online magazine, Perspectives, about how she’s a sucker for a good ghost story, what it’s like writing a male narrator, and her third time making the longlist for the Man Booker Prize—this time with her chilling post-war ghost story, The Little Stranger.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger makes 2009 Man Booker Prize Longlist

Sarah Waters’s most widely acclaimed novel, The Little Stranger, joins twelve other titles on the 2009 Man Booker Prize longlist. It is her third novel in a row, following Fingersmith (2002) and The Night Watch (2006) to be listed for the prize; both of those books made the shorlist. The 2009 shortlist will be announced on Tuesday, September 8th.

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