Andrew McCarthy will make his fiction debut with a young adult novel

Good news for '80s kids who preferred Blane McDonough to Duckie Dale: "Pretty in Pink" star Andrew McCarthy, who went from Brat Pack actor to travel writer and television director, is coming out with his first novel. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-07-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Clare Mackintosh to make non-fiction debut in countryside memoir

Clare Mackintosh is making her non-fiction debut with a memoir about family life in the countryside: A Cotswold Family Life. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Two debuts make Arabic Fiction prize shortlist

Two debut novels are battling it out on the shortlist for the $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, including one soon to be published by Oneworld. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber makes ‘powerful’ young adult acquisition

Faber has made a further YA acquisition, with publisher Leah Thaxton buying UK and Commonwealth... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Studios gorge on young-adult fiction amid success of 'Hunger Games'

The literary genre is white-hot in Hollywood, with filmmakers bidding on unpublished books and paying as much as $1 million for the rights to relatively modest sellers.The back-to-back blockbuster successes of "Harry Potter," "Twilight" and now "The Hunger Games" have turned the hunt for fresh... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Writing young-adult fiction: Better than going to the prom.

Young-adult books are being sold to an audience that can't vote, yet they're being written by people commonly referred to on the Internet as "the olds." We should know. We're two of them. Both of us have made our living writing. One of us in journalism (Grady) and the other in literary fiction... Continue reading at Slate

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Young cancer victim finalist in Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

The young writer of a real-life The Fault in Our Stars isn't alive to see her book make the finals of the country's top awards – but her parents could not be prouder. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2015-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books? (+video)

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Should adults be embarrassed to be reading young adult books?

Those in the literary community are weighing in on both sides of the debate, with some saying young adult books aren't sophisticated and others saying they should be able to read whatever they like without being ashamed. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Granta signs Partlett's non-fiction debut about New York's Fire Island

Granta has signed non-fiction debut Written in the Sand by British poet and essayist Jack Parlett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Andrew Krivak’s ‘The Bear’ takes a gentler approach to post-apocalyptic fiction

The novel finds an unnamed father and daughter alone in a wilderness seemingly untouched by whatever catastrophe has rendered them the last two humans on earth. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Clare Pooley Makes a New Beginning In Her Debut Novel

With 'The Authenticity Project,' publishing in February, Clare Pooley reflects on sobriety and second chances. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Four Debuts Shortlisted for UK’s Times/Warwick Young Writer Award

Two titles from Hachette imprints, one from Pan Macmillan and one from Penned in the Margins are shortlisted for this year's Young Writer of the Year Award. The post Four Debuts Shortlisted for UK’s Times/Warwick Young Writer Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-11-05 06:45:00 UTC ]
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Yoon's Adult Debut, 'Version Zero,' Creates Pre-Frankfurt Scramble

Bestselling YA author David Yoon's adult debut, a speculative thriller called 'Version Zero,' is generating major buzz in the run-up to next week's Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's author Polly Ho-Yen joins Titan with adult debut

Titan Books has signed Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and Blue Peter Book Award shortlisted author Polly Ho-Yen's debut adult novel.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-04 16:28:19 UTC ]
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Doubleday makes 'substantial' six-figure pre-empt for 'exceptional' debut

Doubleday has made a “substantial” six-figure pre-empt on a debut novel by academic and comedian Marianne Cronin about two women who meet at an art class. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-04 09:03:45 UTC ]
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Scholastic snaps up anti-bullying charity founder's non-fiction debut

Scholastic UK will publish Fearless! How to be your true, confident self by anti-bullying charity founder Liam Hackett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 13:01:07 UTC ]
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Indies and debuts make Portico Prize longlist

​The longlist for the 2019 Portico Prize has been revealed, with six debuts and ten independent publishers making the cut.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-30 09:34:51 UTC ]
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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Lit Hub is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. This year’s judging panel included Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, Monique Truong, Maaza Mengiste, and Claire Messud. They are: De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills Chia-Chia Lin, The Unpassing Julia... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-26 13:59:29 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Atwood doubles up as Cameron makes his debut

Margaret Atwood's The Testaments (Vintage) has held the Amazon Charts Most-Sold: Fiction number one for a second week, as former prime minister David Cameron makes his debut in the Most-Sold: Non Fiction chart on pre-orders alone.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 09:32:13 UTC ]
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