Our selection of ebook releases (3/22/2013)
James Herbert, known for his numerous horror novels, died this week at age 89. You can download up to twenty of his works on Feedbooks. If you like horror fiction, don’t hesitate to browse our Horror category.
Benjamin Alire Saenz is the latest recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award for his short story collection Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. See the latest recipients of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and browse our page dedicated to the latest literary awards.
The Curve of the Earth is the latest novel published by Simon Morden, in which the reader is welcomed in a “post-apocalyptic London of the Future, full of homeless refugees, street gangs, crooked cops and mad cults.” If this rings a bell, you are probably already familiar with Morden’s previous work The Petrovitch Trilogy, for which he won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2011. In The Curve of the Earth, meet Petrovitch… Ten years later.
African writer Chinua Achebe died today, aged 82. He had recently published a memoir entitled There Was A Country in which he depicted his own experience in Biafra, a former secessionist Nigerian state. Writer of both fiction and non-fiction, addressing adults as well as a younger audience, he was one of the most important contemporary African writers.
Most of his major works are available for download.
“Amuses, informs and inspires—then, finally, rips open the heart”: this is the final sentence of the review published on Kirkus Reviews about Aleksandar Hemon’s memoir The Book of My Lives. It is a collection of previously published essays, from his childhood in Sarajevo to the death of his infant daughter, which had been the subject of an essay in the New Yorker, and it rightly accounts for the immense talent of his author.