Victoria Sweet

Thursday, April 10, 2014

3 Riverhead Authors Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows

We're proud and thrilled to find out that Meghan O'Rourke, Victoria Sweet, and Claire Vaye Watkins have all been named 2014 Guggenheim Fellows! See the list of current fellows here.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Victoria Sweet in the NYT on the real legacy of Florence Nightingale: "Far More Than a Lady With a Lamp"

Victoria Sweet, author of God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, discusses Florence Nightingale's impressive and often forgotten accomplishments (writing a bestseller which would make her financially independent in a time when few women were; reorganizing and reforming Britain's hospitals and founding the first real school for nurses; speaking prolifically on public health, sanitation, India, and prostitution) and what she might make of the Affordable Care Act today.

Read the full piece here.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Two Riverhead authors are finalists for PEN awards!

Claire Vaye Watkins is a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, awarded to the author of a debut work of fiction, for her story collection Battleborn. Victoria Sweet's God's Hotel is a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, which honors a distinguished book of general nonfiction possessing notable literary merit and critical perspective and illuminating important contemporary issues. To read more about the awards, click here. Congrats to the authors!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Victoria Sweet's God's Hotel and Wendy McClure's The Wilder Life featured in Parade's list of the top 19 books for summer

See the full list here!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The New York Times on Victoria Sweet's "transcendent" God's Hotel

“Readable chapters go down like restorative sips of cool water, and its hard-core subversion cheers like a shot of gin…God’s Hotel [is] a tour de force …Others have written about the relationship between time and medical care with similar eloquence and urgency, but the centuries of perspective that Dr. Sweet brings infuse the point with unforgettable clarity.” More...


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