Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin
“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.