Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Publishers Lunch

The Thurber Prize has announced its shortlist, with the winner to be named on September 28:

Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury)

Annabelle Gurwitch, I See You Made An Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50 (Blue Rider Press)

Julie Schumacher, Dear Committee Members (Doubleday)

This year the National Book Foundation will work "exclusively" with The New Yorker to announce the four National Book Awards longlists -- on consecutive days, starting September 14 with the young people's literature list. Actual finalists will be named October 14 (opening day of the Frankfurt Book Fair). 

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