Our selection of ebook releases
This week, we interviewed Scott Hutchins and Noah Hawley.
Scott Hutchins teaches Creative Writing at Stanford University. A Working Theory of Love is his first novel.
“I consider A Working Theory of Love to be a love letter–not without criticism–to San Francisco”
Noah Hawley is a TV and movie producer and writer, a composer and a novelist. The Good Father is his first novel.
“Medical mysteries are nothing like the mysteries of human behavior”
Last Monday, the Pulitzer Board announced the winners and finalists of the most coveted literary prize in the US. This year, the Fiction Prize was awarded, unlike last year when they chose not to pick a winner between the three finalists Dennis Johnson, David Foster Wallace and Karen Russell.
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to Adam Johnson for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son.
The New York Times: Mr. Johnson has written a daring and remarkable novel, a novel that not only opens a frightening window on the mysterious kingdom of North Korea, but one that also excavates the very meaning of love and sacrifice.
The Pulitzer Prize for Biography went to The Black Count by Tom Reiss, a biography of Alexandre Dumas’s father, the real count of Monte Cristo.
The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry was awarded to Sharon Olds for her poetry collection Stag’s Leap.
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall received the Pulitzer Prize for History.
It’s not an award, but it lasts a long time: this week, British literary magazine Granta published its list of twenty Best of Young British Novelists. Started three decades ago and published every ten years, Granta has foreseen with this list the success of literary icons such as Salman Rushdie or Jeanette Winterson. You can see the full list on their website, and if you want to read them right now, you can refer to the list of those available in ebook on our platform.
Jenni Fagan, whom we had interviewed a few months ago, is in this list! You can read our interview of Jenni Fagan about her novel The Panopticon.
We selected four books of genre fiction among the latest releases: if you like epic fantasy, Promise of Blood is right up your alley! If you have a thing for hard-boiled characters, Bernie Gunther should satisfy your literary cravings in A Man Without Breath, the ninth book of the series written by Philip Kerr. Save the game and save your life: discover the thrilling story of videogame makers in You by Austin Grossman. Would you like to wander through the streets of London in springtime? The characters of London Falling by Paul Cornell do not. Why is that? Because they are otherworldly creatures, and they prefer prowling.