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Marc Brackett featured on CBS This Morning


On October 20, 2020, CBS This Morning featured Marc Brackett on a segment where he discussed the subject matter of his book, Permission To Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive. He spoke with students and parents Ruler Approach schools to talk about why emotions matter when interacting with children. Check out the segment here as well as Brackett eye-opening book.

The Unsettling of Europe by Peter Gatrell Shortlisted for 2021 Laura Shannon Prize


​On October 21st, 2020, the Nanovic Institute of European Studies at Notre Dame University announced its shortlist for the 2021 Laura Shannon Price in Contemporary European Studies. This shortlist included one of Inkwell’s clients, Peter Gatrell, and his historical book about post-war Europe, The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent. The winner will be announced in January 2021 based on the best history or social science book published in between 2018-2019 and the winner will be awarded $10,000.

Learn more about Gatrell’s achievement here.

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit is a finalist for the National Book Award


On October 6th, 2020, the finalists for the National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards was announced. Inkwell’s Gavriel Savit had the honor of having his novel, The Way Back, nominated in the Young People’s Literature category. The Way Back is described as “a sweeping historical fantasy that follows two teens on a journey through the Far Country, a Jewish land of spirits and demons.” The winner will be announced on November 18, 2020.

Learn more.

Gavriel Savit Longlisted for Young Adult Literature


Congratulations to Gavriel Savit on his nomination!

​Inkwell Management is proud to announce that author, Gavriel Savit, was included in the National Book Award’s longlist for young adult literature. Savit is a first-time nominee for his novel The Way Back (Knopf Children’s).

Read more about the National Book Awards Longlists!

This Independent Bookstore Today, check out ALONE TOGETHER

    August 29, 2020 | News about

Available on September 1

The Washington Post raves about this upcoming anthology of stories of “Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of Covid-19”. InkWell client Scott James contributes alongside other writers, with proceeds going toward the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

World Travel, by Anthony Bourdain & Laurie Woolever, has a cover, and it’s very nice.


On sale on April 20, 2021

Head over to HarperCollins to learn more

Rashid Khalidi has been shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards


We offer our congratulations to Rashid Khalidi.

We offer our congratulations to Rashid Khalidi for being shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards of 2020, which you can read more about here: https://www.palestinebookawards.com/news/item/palestine-book-awards

Rashid Khalidi has been shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards

    August 20, 2020 | News about

FIRST LOOK at the trailer for The Devil All the Time


Coming to Netflix on September 16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKcTj5wDgzU

​Read more here at Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/08/the-devil-all-the-time-trailer-tom-holland-robert-pattinson

FIRST LOOK at the trailer for Our Chemical Hearts!


A first look at Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams. Streaming on Prime Video August 21st.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWLDqLdP0A

Critics love The Old Guard, on Netflix now


“The film is as if the Avengers and the Justice League met up with the Fantastic Four and teamed up with the X-Men. It did the thing the superheroes movies are supposed to do—present a world where the best among us fight for what’s right—but which none had done before: present a world that feels like my own.”

Complete review here https://www.thedailybeast.com/netflixs-the-old-guard-finally-gives-us-gay-superheroes-and-its-more-beautiful-than-we-hoped

It is the dog days of summer

    July 23, 2020 | News about

A poem

The pool is closed.

The sun is bright.

It’s too hot to cook.

It’s time to read a book.

The grass is mowed.

The subway is slow.

Pippin Peregrine Took.

It’s time to read a book.

InkWell Author and Former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Featured on The Daily Show


Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General and author of TOGETHER, went on The Daily Show to discuss the urgency of providing medical professionals with the protection and equipment they need to combat COVID-19.

Check out the conversation here!

Four InkWell Titles Shortlisted for Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature


LENNY’S BOOK OF EVERYTHING by Karen Foxlee, HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT by Helena Fox, THIS IS HOW WE CHANGE THE ENDING by Vikki Wakefield, and IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina Kenwood have been shortlisted for the $30,000 Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature!

The full shortlist can be found here.

A Note from InkWell

    March 20, 2020 | News about

Hello from InkWell. First and foremost, we hope this note finds you and yours in good physical, emotional and spiritual health, despite the stresses and strains brought upon all of us by the coronavirus pandemic. We want you to know that InkWell’s operations have continued uninterrupted. Beginning this past Thursday, our entire staff began working remotely. We are making new deals, servicing your contracts, and processing incoming and outgoing payments. All snail mail is being opened and inbound calls are being answered. We are closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the publishing industry and will be in touch with updates to help answer your questions and address your concerns. It is our goal to be a continued source of stability in these disruptive and disturbing times.

Our thoughts are with you, your loved ones, and your communities.

Kim, Michael, Richard and the InkWell team

Bettye Kearse Discusses THE OTHER MADISONS on WNYC


Bettye Kearse, descendant of James Madison and retired pediatrician and geneticist, discusses her new book, THE OTHER MADISONS: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family, with WNYC. The book will be published on March 24.

​Click here to listen to the interview!

WILDER GIRLS and LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME Finalists for Lambda Awards


WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power and LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero O'Connell have been recognized as finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards in the LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult and LGBTQ Comics categories, respectively. The winners' ceremony will be held June 8th in New York City's NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, emceed by Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang.

Oprah Magazine has revealed the full list of finalists here.

THE MURALS by William Bayer Shortlisted for Dashiell Hammett Prize 2020


William Bayer's THE MURALS has been shortlisted for the International Association of Crime Writers' Hammett Prize, which is awarded to one book every year that "best represents the conception of literary excellence in crime writing," according to the IACW website. Previous nominees have included included Norman Mailer, Robertson Davies, Cormac McCarthy, Laura Joh Rowland, and Walter Mosley,

Read more about the Hammett Prize here.

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced


A huge congratulations to all the InkWell clients who are 2020 James Beard Award Semifinalists: David Chang (Best New Restaurant); David Kinch (Outstanding Baker); Dave Arnold and Naomi Pomeroy (Outstanding Bar Program); Andrew Carmellini, David Kinch, Christopher Kostow, Ludo Lefebvre, and Gabriel Rucker (Outstanding Chef); Jose Andres (Outstanding Restaurant); James Syhabout (Best Chefs: California); Brooks Headley and Alex Stupak (Best Chefs: New York State); Gregory Gourdet (Best Chefs: Northwest & Pacific); and Mason Hereford and Isaac Toups (Best Chefs: South).

The full list of semifinalists can be found here.

Australian Publishers Association Recognizes InkWell Authors


Nine InkWell books have been longlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards: ROOM FOR A STRANGER by Melanie Cheng; PEACE by Garry Disher; WEIRD, WONDERFUL, AMAZING by Tim Flannery; HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT by Helena Fox; THE YELLOW NOTEBOOK: DIARIES Vol. I 1978 by Helen Garner; IT SOUNDED BETTER IN MY HEAD by Nina Kenwood; EXPLODED VIEW by Carrie Tiffany; THIS IS HOW WE CHANGE THE ENDING by Vikki Wakefield; and SAND TALK by Tyson Yunkaporta.

The full longlist can be found here.

Four InkWell Titles Recognized as Notable Books of 2020 by Children’s Book Council of Australia


HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT by Helena Fox,WHEN THE GROUND IS HARD by Malla Nunn, THE SECRETS OF MAGNOLIA MOON by Edwina Wyatt, and THE GOOD SON by Pierre Jacques Ober, Jules Ober & Felicity Coonan are Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Books of 2020. Congratulations, authors!

The full list of CBCA Notable Books of 2020 can be found ​here.

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Wins NAACP Image Award!


THE REVISIONERS by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction! The Awards celebrate outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as individuals or groups promoting social justice through their creative endeavors.

Check out the full list of nominees for literary works here.

LENNY’S BOOK OF EVERYTHING Longlisted for CILIP Carnegie Medal


LENNY'S BOOK OF EVERYTHING by Karen Foxlee has been longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020, one of the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people. According to the CILIP website, the list of twenty titles for the 2020 Medal were selected from a total of 162 nominations, read by an expert volunteer team of 14 children's and youth librarians from across the UK.

The full longlist can be found here.

Paul Tremblay’s A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS to be Adapted for Film


Paul Tremblay's Bram Stoker Award-winning horror novel, A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS, is being adapted for film, with Scott Cooper set to direct Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Margaret Qualley. The film will be produced by Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of the Allegiance Theater, Susan Downey of Team Downey, Tyler Thompson of Cross Creek, Cooper and David Gambino. Robert Downey Jr. is executive producing.

​Check out the full press release here.

Olympic Athlete Alexi Pappas’ Film OLYMPIC DREAMS Releases Today


According to Women's Running, Olympic Dreams, which was shot entirely by Pappas' husband Jeremy Teicher and is being released by IFC Films, is the first feature film to be shot entirely on location at an Olympic Village, during the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang as part of the IOC’s artists-in-residence program. It features cameos by many athletes who actually competed in the 2018 games, including American skiers Gus Kenworthy and Morgan Schild.

​Check out the full article here.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE and THE UNSETTLING OF EUROPE Shortlisted for Lionel Gelber Prize


POWER TO THE PEOPLE by Audrey Kurth Cronin and THE UNSETTLING OF EUROPE by Peter Gatrell have been shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize, which recognizes books that deal with significant issues in foreign relations. The winner of the 2020 Lionel Gelber Prize will be announced on Tuesday, March 10.

The full shortlist can be found here.

Michael Mewshaw’s THE LOST PRINCE Longlisted for 2020 PEN Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award


Michael Mewshaw’s THE LOST PRINCE: A Search for Pat Conroy has been long-listed for the 2020 PEN Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. According to PEN America, the award is given "for a distinguished biography of exceptional literary, narrative, and artistic merit, based on scrupulous research," and is judged by David W. Blight, Yunte Huang, Miriam Pawel, Rebecca Walker, and Shawn Wen.

The full PEN America longlists can be found here here.

Three InkWell Books Shortlisted for Indie Book Awards 2020


WEARING PAPER DRESSES by Anne Brinsden, A GIRL IN THREE PARTS by Suzanne Daniel, and SAND TALK by Tyson Yunkaporta have been shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards 2020. Congratulations, authors!

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s THE REVISIONERS Nominated for NAACP Image Award


Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s THE REVISIONERS has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work! According to the NAACP Image Awards' website, the Awards are "recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view. The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors."

​The full list of nominees can be found here.

BLOOM, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, LUMBERJANES, and SHE-RA Nominated for GLAAD Awards


BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, and LUMBERJANES by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, AnneMarie Rogers, Kanesha C. Bryant, Maarta Laiho, and Aubrey Aiese have been nominated in the Outstanding Comic Book category of the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards, while She-Ra and the Princesses of Power has been nominated for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.

The GLAAD Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.

Check out the full list of nominees ​here.

Amazon Studios Acquires TV Rights to Farah Naz Rishi’s I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE


Farah Naz Rishi and Glasstown Entertainment are partnering with Amazon Studios to develop Rishi's debut novel. According to Deadline, I HOPE YOU GET THIS MESSAGE is "tells the stirring tale of three teens—Cate, Jesse, and Adeem—who find themselves on a collision course with fate in the aftermath of a message from an alien race granting humans seven remaining days to live. The novel tackles issues of mental illness, faith, queerness and race."

Click here to read more.

AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE on EW’s 10 Best YA Books of 2019!


Erin Gough's AMELIA WESTLAKE WAS NEVER HERE was named one of the ten best YA novels of 2019 by Entertainment Weekly alongside titles such as ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas, THE QUEEN OF NOTHING by Holly Black, and FRANKLY IN LOVE by David Yoon. Congratulations!

The full list can be found ​here.

Five InkWell Titles Among Tor Nightfire’s Most Anticipated for 2020


Tor Nightfire has included THE CHILL by Scott Carson, THE DEEP by Alma Katsu, WONDERLAND by Zoje Stage, SURVIVOR SONG by Paul Tremblay, and BURN OUR BODIES DOWN by Rory Power in its list of most anticipated horror books of 2020!

Check out the full list here.

Comics Beat Lists Three InkWell Graphic Novels in its Best Comics of 2019!


BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, COSMOKNIGHTS by Hannah Templer, and LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell have been highlighted by Comics Beat in its list of Best Comics of 2019!

Check out the full list here!

Kirkus Reviews Highlights InkWell Young Adult Authors


Kirkus Reviews has named five InkWell YA titles in its 'Best YA of 2019' lists! Congratulations to WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power (Best YA Books of 2019 that ‘tackle hard truths’); HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT by Helena Fox (Best YA Books of 2019 about ‘living boldly’), LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell and Mariko Tamaki, and BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau (Best YA Romance of 2019), and WHEN THE GROUND IS HARD by Malla Nunn (Best YA Historical Fiction of 2019)!

Check out the full (respective) lists here, here, here and here.

James Gleick’s THE INFORMATION Named One of the 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years


Slate has listed THE INFORMATION by James Gleick as one of the 25 best nonfiction books of the past 25 years. According to Slate's books team, "this book imparts [knowledge] in great, glorious fistfuls, as it loops through time and space, shedding brilliant light on first one corner of experience, then another. Its breadth and grasp are dazzling."

Check out the full article here.

Two InkWell Books Selected for Kids’ Indie Next List, Winter 2019-2020


SCAVENGE THE STARS by Tara Sim and MARTIN MCLEAN, MIDDLE SCHOOL QUEEN by Alyssa Zaczek have been selected as Kids' Indie Next Picks for winter 2019-2020!

​See the full list here.

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and Diane Williams Longlisted for 2020 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize


Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and Diane Williams have been longlisted for the 2020 Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize, which awards $50,000 to a writer who, according to the Simpson Literary Project website, "has earned a distinguished reputation and the approbation and gratitude of readers." The Shortlist Finalists will be named in March 2020; a winner will be announced in April 2020.

View the full 2020 longlist here.

Four InkWell Titles on TIME’s List of 100 Must-Read Books of 2019


THE REVISIONERS by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, RECURSION by Blake Crouch, THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern, and FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep are among TIME magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2019.

View the full list here!

Eight InkWell Titles Reach Semifinals for the Goodreads Choice Awards!


THE SUMMER OF '69 by Elin Hilderbrand, THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern, RECURSION by Blake Crouch, FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep, GROWING THINGS by Paul Tremblay, BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, and WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power are still in the running for the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards.

The semifinals round ends on November 17th—click here to vote for your favorites!

Ayelet Tsabari’s THE ART OF LEAVING is a Finalist for the Weston Prize


Ayelet Tsbari's THE ART OF LEAVING is a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. According to The Star, "finalists were selected from a field of 99 titles submitted by 55 publishers. Each of the finalists will receive $5,000, with the winner receiving an additional $60,000...They were chosen by a jury composed of writers Ivan Coyote, Trevor Herriot, and Manjushree Thapa."

​Watch the jurors’ video on THE ART OF LEAVING here, and read the full Star article here.

Eight InkWell Titles Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards!


THE SUMMER OF '69 by Elin Hilderbrand, THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern, RECURSION by Blake Crouch, FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep, GROWING THINGS by Paul Tremblay, BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, and WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power have been nominated for the opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards.

The opening round ends on November 10th—Cast your vote here!

RAYNE AND DELILAH’S MIDNITE MATINEE is a 2020 Southern Book Prize Finalist!


According to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, "Southern independent booksellers have selected the finalists for the 2020 Southern Book Prize, representing bookseller favorites from 2019 that are...either about the South or written by a Southern writer." The sixteen finalists that received the most nominations are a collection of the year's most beloved 'hand sells' in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature.

Winners will be announced February 14, 2020.

Matt Olmstead Named Co-Showrunner on ABC’s ‘Stumptown’


According to Deadline, Matt Olmstead, former Chicago PD showrunner, has been named co-showrunner of ABC’s new drama Stumptown, which just received a back order from ABC.

Olmstead kicked off his writing career on NYPD Blue, and was the co-creator for Chicago P.D., Chicago Med, and Breakout Kings.

Read the full article here!

RANGER’S APPRENTICE to be Filmed in Australia Next July


Former Walt Disney Studio’s Chair, Dick Cook, together with the Victorian Government (which is spending AUD $46 million in production costs) announced they will film RANGER’S APPRENTICE in Australia next July.

According to Premier Daniel Andrews, Dick Cook Studios “secures a pipeline of major screen projects and ongoing jobs in Victoria. “This is a coup for our industry and reflects the global reputation of our facilities, locations and talent.” Read the full announcement here: https://bit.ly/2BLwabY

Sallie Tisdale and Kathryn Mannix Featured on The Conversation Project


Three years ago, The Conversation Project compiled a list of ten must-reads about death and end-of-life care that included authors such as Atul Gawande, Joan Didion and Paul Kalanithi. This month, it has expanded that list to include eleven more titles, including ADVICE FOR FUTURE CORPSES by Sallie Tisdale and WITH THE END IN MIND by Kathryn Mannix.

Browse the full list here.

Meredith Erickson’s ALPINE COOKING Featured in Vogue


Vogue calls Meredith Erickson's ALPINE COOKING a "passionate exploration of all things Alpine that follows her through Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France as she collects the best recipes and stories from the Alp’s most iconic chalets, huts, stubes, and refugios. From the brioche fondue at Val d’Isère, to the perfect Swiss raclette, to Grossglockner’s Wiener schnitzel—this one is a must-have for every ski bum foodie."

Check out the full list here!

K-Pop Star Jessica Jung Has Written a Young Adult Novel, And It’s Already In Development For Film


Entertainment Weekly announced today that Jessica Jung, a former member of the K-pop group Girl's Generation, will publish her debut novel, SHINE, in the fall of 2020. SHINE is part of a two-book deal with Simon Pulse about a Korean-American teenager in training to become the next major K-pop star.

Glasstown Entertainment has already sold SHINE in 11 foreign territories, and is currently developing it for film with Matt Kaplan of ACE Entertainment (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before). Read the full story here!

Read an Excerpt from Erin Morgenstern’s THE STARLESS SEA


"There is a pirate in the basement. (The pirate is a metaphor but also still a person.)" Read an excerpt of Erin Morgenstern's A STARLESS SEA, coming November 2019, on Tor.com!

https://www.tor.com/2019/10/02/excerpts-erin-morgenstern-the-starless-sea/

Three InkWell Books Selected for the November 2019 Indie Next List!


Erin Morgenstern's THE STARLESS SEA, Christopher McDougall's RUNNING WITH SHERMAN, and THE REVISIONERS by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton have been selected along with seventeen other titles for the November 2019 Indie Next List.

Beginning November 1, these titles will be featured on downloadable fliers and shelf-talkers on BookWeb.org and IndieBound.org.

See a full preview of the list here: https://www.bookweb.org/news/november-2019-indie-next-list-preview-574456

HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT Shortlisted for Queensland Literary Awards


Helena Fox's HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT is a finalist for the Griffith University Young Adult Book Award!

The judges call it “a lyrical and nuanced first-person account of inter-generational depression, depicted through seventeen-year-old Biz’s journey to grieve her father and navigate adolescence. How it Feels to Float empathetically and authentically tackles issues of mental health, sexual identity, grief, healing and recovery in this immersive and impressive first novel.” Congratulations, Helena!

See the full list of finalists here.

Apoorva Mandavilli wins 2019 Victor Cohn Prize for Medical Science Reporting


"Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc), a seasoned science journalist known for both superb narrative writing and breaking news coverage, is the recipient of the 2019 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting," reports the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW).

According to CASW, “Mandavilli is the founder and editor-in-chief of the autism news website Spectrum, where her feature writing dives deeply into research and the lives of those affected. The judges cited her recent long-form work for Spectrum, The Atlantic, and The New York Times for its intimacy and power, and for Mandavilli’s ability to interweave the pathos of personal suffering with advances in science and policy issues.”

STUMPTOWN ‘Breathes a New, Hip Life into Primetime Procedurals’


"Armed with all the off-beat humor, whip sharp emotions, and hard-knuckled action of its source material, the first episode of Stumptown is sure to please long-time Rucka readers and new viewers alike," News-a-Rama writes of the show, which premieres September 25th on ABC. "This is, really and truly, a fantastic adaptation of the original comic books...Griffiths’ snappy direction coupled with the script’s wry, pared down, yet rawly emotional take on the first arc has the potential to hit big with audiences."

“Armed with all the off-beat humor, whip sharp emotions, and hard-knuckled action of its source material, the first episode of Stumptown is sure to please long-time Rucka readers and new viewers alike,” News-a-Rama writes of the show, which premieres September 25th on ABC. “This is, really and truly, a fantastic adaptation of the original comic books…Griffiths’ snappy direction coupled with the script’s wry, pared down, yet rawly emotional take on the first arc has the potential to hit big with audiences.” Read the full review here!

Susan Kamil

    September 11, 2019 | News about

All of us at InkWell Management mourn the death of the publisher of Random House our dear friend Susan Kamil who lit up the publishing world with her intelligence, enthusiasm and optimism. A staunch believer in storytelling, she will be missed but not forgotten.

All of us at InkWell Management mourn the death of the publisher of Random House our dear friend Susan Kamil who lit up the publishing world with her intelligence, enthusiasm and optimism. A staunch believer in storytelling, she will be missed but not forgotten.

Celebrated Author Richard C. Morais to Keynote Cultural Vistas Awards Gala


American journalist and novelist Richard C. Morais will be the keynote speaker at the Cultural Vistas Awards Gala on October 17, 2019 at the Tribeca Rooftop in Lower Manhattan.

American journalist and novelist Richard C. Morais will be the keynote speaker at the Cultural Vistas Awards Gala on October 17, 2019 at the Tribeca Rooftop in Lower Manhattan.

Morais is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Hundred-Foot Journey, which was released as a popular film co-produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg and starring Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren and Om Puri, as well as Buddhaland Brooklyn and The Man With No Borders, which will release globally on September 1, 2019. He is also a writer of business biographies and an award-winning journalist.

According to PR Newswire, “the Cultural Vistas Awards Gala recognizes individuals and institutions for their influence and notable contributions toward the advancement of global skills, leadership development, and cross-cultural understanding. This signature event brings together leaders from across the business, education, government, and diplomatic communities for an evening celebrating the diversity of people, ideas, knowledge, and skills shared through international exchange.” Read more here!

Lauren Oliver’s PANIC greenlit by Amazon Studios


Amazon Studios has greenlit its first young adult drama, PANIC, based on Lauren Oliver's 2014 novel.

Panic centers on a small town in America, where every year, the graduating seniors engage in a competition they believe is their one chance to escape. But this year, the rules have changed–and they must decide how much they are willing to risk in order to get out.

Oliver will be the writer, creator, and executive producer of each episode.

Read more here!

A fabulous interview with Kate Mosse on The Burning Chambers


Shelf Awareness reviews and profiles Kate Mosse's THE BURNING CHAMBERS (available from @MinotaurBooks on June 18)!

https://www.shelf-awareness.com/max-issue.html?issue=336

2019 James Beard Awards Restaurant, Chef, and Media Finalists


InkWell clients, Veronica Chambers, Yotam Ottolenghi, Edward Lee, JJ Goode, Matt Goulding, Roads and Kingdoms & David Chang are all nominated for the 2019 James Beard Awards

We’re thrilled to share all the InkWell authors who have been nominated for a James Beard Award:

American

Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights,
Weeknights, and Every Day

JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls, with Veronica Chambers (Flatiron Books)

General

Ottolenghi Simple

Yotam Ottolenghi (Ten Speed Press)

Writing

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot
Cuisine

Edward Lee (Artisan Books)

Columns

America’s Best Worst Cook: “Hi, I’m America’s Best Worst Cook”; “Dear Chefs,
Will Eating This Kill Me?” and “How to Roast a Chicken? The Answers Are Horrifying.”

JJ Goode

Taste and Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy’s Food Culture

Matt Goulding (Harper Wave/Anthony Bourdain)

Roads & Kingdoms has been nominated for
THREE James Beard Awards. The first award goes to Food Coverage in a General Interest Publication while the other two are dedicated to their work on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. One for the Little Los Angeles special and for overall Visual and Technical Excellence. Hats off to the whole team!

Television Program, on Location

Ugly Delicious – Fried Chicken

David Chang

LET YOUR MIND RUN by Deena Kastor with Michelle Hamilton WINS

    April 04, 2019 | News about

LET YOUR MIND RUN by Deena Kastor with Michelle Hamilton wins outstanding memoir at 2019 American Society of Journalist & Authors annual awards!

Outstanding Memoir/Autobiography book:

Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory by Deena Kastor with Michelle Hamilton, published by Crown Archetype, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. The judges said “the book weaves together reflection and reality in a fresh, compelling narrative arc. We see the author’s growth during the course of her journey.”

2019 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature: Dalia Rosenfeld


Dalia Rosenfeld, author of THE WORLDS WE THINK WE KNOW

We’re thrilled to announce that Dalia Rosenfeld, author of The Worlds We Think We Know, is one of the recipients for the 2019 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature!

Author of JOYFUL, Ingrid Fetell Lee tours the Color Factory in NYC


Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of JOYFUL, tours New York’s Color Factory with its designer, Erin Jang, and shares thoughts on what color means to society today.

https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/04/01/color-factory-new-york

Susan Orlean’s best-selling THE LIBRARY BOOK to be adapted for television


InkWell Management is excited to announce that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the TV rights to Susan Orlean’s best-seller The Library Book.

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/susan-orlean-the-library-book-tv-series-paramount-anonymous-1203177398/

Carrie Laben’s A HAWK IN THE WOODS now available

    March 26, 2019 | News about

A HAWK IN THE WOODS by Carrie Laben is now available--ask for it at your favorite bookstore!

Robert Greene Shortlisted for 2019 International Business Book Award


THE LAWS OF HUMAN NATURE, by InkWell Management client Robert Greene, has been shortlisted for the 2019 International Business Book Award. The winners will be announced TONIGHT at the awards ceremony. #BBA2019 Click here for a short video on the awards!

Marcelo Gleiser Wins Templeton Prize!


Marcelo Gleiser, professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College, has won the Templeton Prize!

InkWell Management is proud to announce that our client, Marcelo Gleiser, has won the Templeton Prize given out annually to an individual “who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.” Click here to learn more.

ALA Notable Children’s Recordings for 2019


Monstrous Devices by Damien Love is an ALA Notable Children’s Recordings for 2019. Click here to read more.

2019 YALSA Best Fiction Recommended Reading List for 2019


Dear Rachel Maddow was selected for the 2019 YALSA Best Fiction Recommended Reading List for 2019.

The purpose of the annual list it to provide librarians and library workers with a resource to use for collection development and reader’s advisory purposes. You can see the full list here.

National Jewish Book Award for Fiction Finalist


"The Mandela Plot" is a finalist!

We are delighted to announce Ken Bonert’s “The Mandela Plot” is a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction ????✨

https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/awards/2018-national-jewish-book-awards-winners-and-finalists

Crook’s Corner Prize


Thrilled to announce that A KIND OF FREEDOM is a finalist for the Crook’s Corner Prize for best debut novel set in the South, chosen this year by Tayari Jones. Congratulations to Margaret Wilkerson Sexton!

Click here to learn more!

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist James Wright


InkWell Management salutes ....

InkWell Management salutes ….The Power of the Written Word to Promote Peace—the mandate of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Finalist in non-fiction is James Wright’s ENDURING VIETNAM.

Click here to see all the finalists and read more.

Elin Hilderbrand Promotes the Breast Cancer Research Foundation on TV Tour for THE PERFECT COUPLE


Elin Hilderbrand discusses how her personal experience with breast cancer influenced the writing of her latest novel, “The Perfect Couple.”

http://boston.cbslocal.com/video/3884483-elin-hilderbrand-on-the-perfect-couple/

Anthony Bourdain


We want to express our deepest and most sincere sympathy to Tony's family. We will remember him not only for his immense talent, but, more importantly, for his friendship. We have known and worked with Tony for two decades. This loss we feel today is deep and extraordinarily profound.

A joint statement from our friends and partners @ZPZProduction and @CNNPR on the passing of Anthony @Bourdain:

https://twitter.com/CNNPR/status/1005176630585765888

Bridge of Clay Excerpt


Click the link to read the first excerpt of Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak!

http://bridgeofclaybook.com/excerpt.html

Hamilton named Outstanding Chef at Beard Awards


Gabrielle Hamilton was named the country’s Outstanding Chef at the James Beard Foundation Awards

https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-real-top-chef-gabrielle-hamilton-wins-beard-award-1525792652

Freelancers Receive $9 Million in Copyright Suit


Proud of James Gleick and all of the Authors Guild for their 17 year-long fight for the payment of freelance authors

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/business/media/freelancers-digital-copyright-lawsuit.html

Abia Award Winners 2018


Michael Robotham's The Secret She Keeps is winner of General Fiction Book of the Year for ABIA Awards 2018.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/books/nevermoor-author-cleans-up-at-abia-awards-ng-s-1855899

ABIA AWARD WINNERS HIGHLIGHTS 2018:

Gold ABIA for Book of the
Year - Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Jessica Townsend

Biography Book of the Year -
Working Class Man, Jimmy Barnes

General Fiction Book of the Year - The Secrets She Keeps,
Michael Robotham

The Matt Richell Award for
New Writer of the Year - Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend

Book of the Year for Younger Children (ages 7-13) - Nevermoor,
Jessica Townsend (Lothian Children’s Books, Hachette Australia)

20 Of The Hottest Thrillers Hitting Bookstores This Summer

    May 01, 2018 | News about

Book Spy says of Mike Maden's work on the Jack Ryan franchise in their list of the 20 hottest thriller books to read this summer:

“I couldn’t put this book down for a second. First of all, Mike Maden was a brilliant choice to take over the Jack Ryan Junior franchise when Grant Blackwood exited the series. What he’s done is nothing short of incredible, putting a charge into this franchise that, while popular, always seemed to be in the shadows of the Jack Ryan Senior books. That changes now. . . thanks to Maden putting his own stamp on this series and elevating it to new heights. Clancy fans, trust me, this book is awesome.”

Read the full review here.

James Beard Awards 2018


The 2018 James Beard Foundation Book and Journalism Awards have quite the turnout from InkWell.

And InkWell is proud to share the happy news of our James Beard Award Winners.

The 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards:

Beverage

Meehan’s
Bartender Manual

Jim Meehan

(Ten Speed Press)

International

Nopalito

Gonzalo Guzman and Stacy Adimando

(Ten Speed Press)


2018 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards:

Food Section

Roads
& Kingdoms

Nathan Thornburgh, Matt Goulding, Cara Parks, and the Roads & Kingdoms Team

Check Out Mo’s video for International Day of Happiness


#onebillionhappy

Check out Mo’s video announcement today and help spread the word for #onebillionhappy: https://goo.gl/zksZGb #internationaldayofhappiness

Rave Review of Flunk. Start.

    February 22, 2018 | News about

Library Journal calls Sands Hall’s FLUNK. START. “an early candidate for memoir of the year”!

https://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2018/01/collection-development/memoir-short-takes/choose-your-own-adventure-memoir/

Finalists for 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes


Ivy Pochoda and Stephen Alford are finalists for 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes!

See all the nominations here.
MYSTERY/THRILLER

Michael Connelly, “The Late Show”

Paul LaFarge, “The Night Ocean”

Attica Locke, “Bluebird, Bluebird”

Joyce Carol Oates, “A Book of American Martyrs”

Ivy Pochoda, “Wonder Valley”

HISTORY

Stephen Alford, “London’s Triumph: Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare’s City”

Mark Bowden, “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam”

Dan Egan, “The Death and Life of the Great Lakes”

Frances FitzGerald, “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America”

Richard Rothstein, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America”

Destined for War Shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize


Jury Chair Janice Stein announces five finalists for the 2018 Lionel Gelber Prize, including Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? By Graham Allison, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

About the Jury: Janice Gross Stein, Jury Chair (Toronto, Canada) is joined by distinguished jurors Ramachandra Guha (Bengaluru, India), Desmond King (Oxford, England), David M. Malone (Tokyo, Japan), and Jeannette Money (California, USA). The Lionel Gelber Prize Podcast Series features all five of this year’s finalists in conversation with Robert Steiner, Founder of the Fellowships in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Special thanks to Funding Media Partner Focus Asset Management for their support of these podcasts, available on iTunes.

The 2018 winner will be announced on March 13 and invited to speak at a free public event at Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs on April 17, 2018.

About the Prize: The Lionel Gelber Prize, a literary award for the world’s best nonfiction book in English on foreign affairs that seeks to deepen public debate on significant international issues, was founded in 1989 by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber. A cash prize of $15,000 is awarded to the winner. The award is presented annually by The Lionel Gelber Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Policy magazine and the Munk School of Global Affairs.

Rave Review of The Strange Order of Things


Nature gives Antonio Damasio’s THE STRANGE ORDER OF THINGS a rave review, calling it “bold and important…fascinating…compelling and refreshingly original”!

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01326-5

FT Person of the Year


Susan Fowler has been named Financial Times Person of the Year!

Read more about it here.

Amazon Best Books of 2017


Amazon Best Book for 2017 are here and InkWell has a bunch. Take a look!

Young Adult

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Art/Photo

Strong is the New Pretty by Kate Parker

Ages 6-8

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz

Nonfiction Children’s

Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani

Comics/Graphic Novels

Black Hammer by Jeff Lemire

Comics for a Strange World by Reza Farazmand

Cooking/Food/Wine

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Literary/Fiction

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

Mystery/Thriller

The Child Finder by Rene Denefeld

Nonfiction

Irresistible by Adam Alter

NPR’s Best Books of 2017


NPR's Best Books of 2017 has a whole host of InkWell Books on the list.

Backstagers by Rian Sygh and James Tynion IV

Royal City by Jeff Lemire

After Death by Jeff Lemire and Scott Snyder

Hollow by Owen Egerton

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Standard Deviation by Katherine Heiny

Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose

Otis Redding by Jonathan Gould

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

See the full list here.

Daniel Beer Wins the International Cundhill History Prize 2017


Daniel Beer won the International Cundhill History Prize for THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD.

The International Cundhill History Prize is the richest prize in non-fiction for a single work in English. And THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD is Beer’s groundbreaking study of Siberbian exile under the Tsars. Read about the International Cundhill History Prize here: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/mu-bhd111617.php

David France Wins The Baillie Gifford Prize 2017


David France won The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2017 for HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE.

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is an unprecedentedly comprehensive witness account of the AIDS epidemic between the years of 1981 and 1996, when there was no effective medical treatment for HIV infection. Read more about The Baillie Gifford Prize here: http://thebailliegiffordprize.co.uk/news/how-survive-plague-wins-baillie-gifford-prize-2017

Graham Allison discussing America, China, and War on PBS NewsHour


Harvard professor Graham Allison ponders the conflict between the world’s two greatest powers in his new book, "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?" Allison joins Margaret Warner to discuss what happens when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling power.

Click here to watch the talk.

The Golden Child shortlisted for Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards 2017


Wendy James' THE GOLDEN CHILD is on the short list for the Ned Kelly Crime Writing Awards in Australia!

https://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/announcing-2017-ned-kelly-award-shortlists?utm_content=buffer7fa54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Lemire and Powell Take Home Eisners


At the 2017 Eisner Awards, Nate Powell and Jeff Lemire were among great company when they each were nominated and won an Eisner.

Powell was nominated and won for Best Reality-Based Work for his work on March (Book Three) with co-creators John Lewis and Andrew Aydin.

Lemire was nominated and won for Best New Series for his work on Black Hammer with co creator Dean Ormston.

You can read more about the Eisners and the other winners here.

Dava Sobel on the cover of Popular Astronomy


We're seeing stars with this cover of Popular Astronomy.

Sophie Menin Shortlisted for Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2017

    July 06, 2017 | News about

Congrats to Sophie Menin who was shortlisted for the Pio Cesare Food and Wine Writer of the Year 2017 Award.

Menin was shortlisted for her articles on LifewithWine.com. Read more about the awards here.

NPR Feature of The Identicals


In a book feature with NPR, "Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly."

Elin Hilderbrand’s The Identicals was on NPR on July 3rd. Catch the whole feature here on NPR.

The Identicals
The Identicals

Nimona Animated Movie Gets a 2020 Release Date


Nimona gets a 2020 release date! See below the article from Screen Rant.

“Fox Animation sets the Nimona animated movie for release in February 2020. Comic books and graphic novels have long served as inspiration for all kinds of big screen adaptations, from famous superheroes like Superman and Batman to less well known properties like Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ The Secret Service – which provided the source material for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service. In recent years, moviegoers have been treated to the massively expanding subset of films based on all manner of comic books, with superhero movies branching into R-rated territory thanks to 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool and Logan, but there’s plenty of other kinds of comics that Fox can adapt.

“Twentieth Century Fox Animation is one of the major animation houses in Hollywood, joining the likes of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and even the much newer Illumination. Though their most recognizable – and successful – franchise is no doubt Ice Age and its sequels, Fox Animation has also produced Rio and its sequel as well as The Peanuts Movie. In terms of upcoming films, Fox Animation is gearing up to release Ferdinand later this year, an adaptation of a popular children’s book, and more recently took a major step forward on Nimona.

“Of course, while a number of comic book adaptations are live-action, Fox’s Nimona will be animated, joining the adaptation of Lumberjanes (another 20th Century Fox property) in the animation camp. Stevenson also worked on the Lumberjanes comic series, which is published by BOOM! Studios. Fox has set Emily Carmichael to direct Lumberjanes, though it doesn’t yet have a release date.

“It seems both Nimona and Lumberjanes are part of another arm of Fox’s push to adapt all kinds of comic book properties to the big screen. Unlike Deadpool and Logan, Nimona and Lumberjanes – both the films and their source material – are directed at a younger audience, and Fox seems to be keeping the properties true to their roots by adapting them to animation rather than live-action. Plus, considering all the creatures into which Nimona transforms and the antics the rambunctious sidekick gets up to with Blackheart, Stevenson’s graphic novel would be challenging to bring to live-action anyway. Now with a release date set, those excited to see Stevenson’s best-selling novel brought to life will be able to in less than two years when Nimona’s adventures hit theaters.”

Point of Contact Hits Bestseller Lists

    June 27, 2017 | News about

Tom Clancy Point of Contact by Mike Maden hit #4 on USA Today Week and#3 on NY Times Bestseller List.

See the full lists for USA Today and the NY Times Bestseller List.

Great Debut for Words in Deep Blue


Cath Crowley's WORDS IN DEEP BLUE debuted at #11 on the Young Adult Indie Bestseller List and has been chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year So Far in the YA category. Go Cath!

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production 2017


Gavriel Savit's ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN won the 2017 ALA Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production!

Click here to get the audiobook.

2017 International Latino Book Award


Veronica Chamber's THE GO-BETWEEN is a 2017 International Latino Book Award finalist

Veronica Chambers' The Go-Between
Veronica Chambers’ The Go-Between

The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel Page Reveal!

    June 01, 2017 | News about

The Adventure Zone graphic novel is underway in a big way and First Second has revealed a couple pages for your viewing pleasure.

Click here to take a look at the reveal if you’d like to tweet with other #TAZ fans and get yourself pumped for what’s to come.

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TAZ Page 1 reveal
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