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Posts Tagged ‘Emma Donoghue’

Michael Lewis, Mo Willems, & Emma Donoghue Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

Flash Boys Mech 3p_r3.REV.for cat.inddWe’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 06, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #1 in Hardcover Nonfiction) Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis: “Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets.” (March 2014)

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Geoff Shandler & Judy Clain Promoted at Little, Brown

Yesterday Hachette Book Group USA announced two promotions at the Little, Brown and Company imprint.

Geoff Shandler has been named vice president and editorial director. Shandler will oversee the expansion in the imprint’s nonfiction program. Some of the authors he has worked with include The Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Judy Clain has been named vice president and editor-in-chief. In her new role, Clain will chair the imprint’s editorial board, manage the editorial team, and serve as the lead ambassador to literary agents. Some of the authors she has worked with include Julie & Julia memoir author Julie Powell and Room novelist Emma Donoghue.

Howard Jacobson Wins Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question

Author Howard Jacobson (pictured)  has won the Man Booker Prize, taking a prize worth nearly $80,000. Here’s more about his prize winning novel, The Finkler Question: “a scorching story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging, and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best.”

We posted about Emma Donoghue‘s Room yesterday, exploring the strange list of titles on the bookshelf inside the cell where a mother and her 5-year-old son live. We also posted about how Tom McCarthy‘s C broke the bank in Booker Prize betting–earning £15,000 of bets in a single day.

Sir Andrew Motion chaired the panel of judges for the Booker Prize. The judges included: Rosie Blau, Deborah Bull, Tom Sutcliffe, and Frances Wilson.

Emma Donoghue & the ‘Room’ Bookshelf

As the Man Booker prize announcement nears, readers around the globe have explored Emma Donoghue‘s Booker shortlisted novel, Room.

The book tells the story of a 5-year-old boy named Jack who is imprisoned in a single room with his mother. Everything Jack knows about the world he learned from a battered television set and the nine books kept inside the room.

We did a little research, trying to find all the books that Jack read. Our list follows below–a surreal glimpse at contemporary fiction from inside the suspenseful novel. The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced this evening.

The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
The Shack by William P. Young
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

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Emma Donoghue Tops Lady Gaga with Booker Bump

According to HarperCollins Canada, novelist Emma Donoghue unseated Lady Gaga as the top book on the publisher’s site when she landed on the Man Booker Prize six writer shortlist yesterday.

This morning, HarperCollins Canada tweeted: “Supplanting Lady Gaga as the top book on our site: ROOM. You know you’ve made it when…”

Above, we’ve embedded the book trailer for Emma Donoghue‘s upcoming novel, Room–telling the story of a five-year-old boy named Jack who grew up trapped in a room with his mother.

Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced for 2010

branding.jpgA few days after a NY Times review shredded his book (ignoring the novelist’s gorgeous treatment of two set pieces, the lives of World War I pilots and the emergence of wireless radio), Tom McCarthy has been shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize.

Five other authors joined McCarthy, chosen from the the impressive longlist for the prize. The judges also picked Peter Carey, Emma Donoghue, Damon Galgut, Howard Jacobson, and Andrea Levy.

The judges had this statement: “It’s been a great privilege and an exciting challenge for us to reduce our longlist of thirteen to this shortlist of six outstandingly good novels. In doing so, we feel sure we’ve chosen books which demonstrate a rich variety of styles and themes — while in every case providing deep individual pleasures.”

Emma Donoghue & The Room: Book Trailer

Embedded above is the new book trailer for Emma Donoghue‘s upcoming novel, Room–telling the story of a five-year-old boy named Jack who grew up trapped in a room with his mother. What do you think?

Here’s more about the book: “Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where Old Nick has kept her for seven years, since she was nineteen. Through ingenuity and determination, Ma has created a life for herself and her son, but she knows it’s not enough for either of them. Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s desperation — and Room can’t contain either of them for much longer.”

The book comes out in September. Earlier today, the novel prompted Washington Post Book World fiction editor Ron Charles to write: “I probably should stop reading Emma Donoghue’s ROOM on the subway. My weeping is scaring the other passengers. #getaholdofyourselfman”