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Where New And Note­wor­thy Books Be­gin

Poets and Writers - - Trends -

“Per­haps there is one book for ev­ery life.” All the Lives We Ever

Lived: Seek­ing So­lace in Vir­ginia Woolf (Crown, Jan­uary 2019) by Katharine Smyth. First book, mem­oir. Agent: Anna Stein. Editor: Claire Pot­ter. Pub­li­cist: Ju­lia Brad­shaw.

“I’ve known Death a long time, but now Death knows me.” The

End of Lone­li­ness (Pen­guin Books, Jan­uary 2019) by Bene­dict Wells, trans­lated from the Ger­man by Char­lotte Collins. Fourth book, novel. Agent: Su­sanne Bauknecht. Editor: Casey De­nis. Pub­li­cist: Colleen Boyle.

“The pose is stolen from Mon­roe, struck / in the sun’s flood­light, eyes low­ered, / a long­stemmed plas­tic rose be­tween her teeth.” Only as the Day Is Long: New and Se­lected Po­ems

(Nor­ton, Jan­uary 2019) by Do­ri­anne Laux. Sixth book, po­etry col­lec­tion. Agent: None. Editor: Jill Bialosky. Pub­li­cist: Sam Mitchell.

“When I was a girl I would sneak down the hall late at night once my par­ents were asleep.”

In­her­i­tance: A Mem­oir of Ge­neal­ogy, Pa­ter­nity, and Love (Knopf, Jan­uary 2019) by Dani Shapiro. Tenth book, fifth mem­oir. Agent: Julie Barer. Editor: Jor­dan Pavlin. Pub­li­cist: Kathy Zuck­er­man.

“Our plans: 1. When I’ve fin­ished my ed­u­ca­tion and have the money, we’ll buy a house with lots of rooms and a bal­cony.” Last Night in Nuuk (Black Cat, Jan­uary 2019) by Niviaq Kor­neliussen, trans­lated from the Dan­ish by Anna Halager. First book, novel. Agent: Lene Therk­ild­sen. Editor: Amy Hund­ley. Pub­li­cist: Kait Astrella.

“Lis­ten, be­fore Hark, was it ever harder to be hu­man?” Hark (Si­mon & Schus­ter, Jan­uary 2019) by Sam Lip­syte. Sixth book, fourth novel. Agent: Eric Si­monoff. Editor: Ira Sil­ver­berg. Pub­li­cist: Anne Tate Pearce.

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