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NPR’s Best Books of 2022!

    November 22, 2022 | News about

Congrats to all IWM authors.

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Zoje Stage in Publishers Weekly


"Mother and Daughter Face Off in Zoje Stage's New Thriller"

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Time’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2022


Featuring UPGRADE + LOST & FOUND + SHRINES OF GAIETY

Full list here!

Amazon Best Books of 2022!


Congrats to STOLEN FOCUS, HELLO MOLLY, BITTERSWEET, and BUTLER TO THE WORLD!

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MISSION VEGAN has been selected as one of PW’s Best Cookbooks of 2022!


"Bowien, cofounder of New York and San Francisco’s Mission Chinese restaurants, showcases a wide range of flavors, colors, and creative techniques that reflect Asian influences and his culinary curiosity."

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TOAD by Katherine Dunn in the New York Times


Katherine Dunn’s Misfit Ballad Resurrects a Voice Like No Other

Review here!

THE ISLAND OF EXTRAORDINARY CAPTIVES in the New York Times


“…electrifyingly told by the journalist and historian Simon Parkin, whose breadth and depth of original research has produced an account of cinematic vividness.”

Review here!

TEDx Talk by KC Davis!


"How to do laundry when you're depressed"

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Katherine Dunn in The Paris Review


"Everything But Money: On Katherine Dunn"

Article here.

Movie Trailer for THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING!


Watch on Prime Video, November 18th

Trailer here.

THREE Starred Reviews for HAZEL HILL IS GONNA WIN THIS ONE


From Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and SLJ!

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SQUIRE wins a Harvey!


Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh‘s Squire won in the Best Children’s/YA Book category.

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Lionel Shriver’s ABOMINATIONS reviewed in the Wall Street Journal


"‘Abominations’ Review: To the Contrary, She Said"

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POPPY’S HOUSE selected as one of the best picture books of 2022 by The Society of Illustrators

    September 28, 2022 | News about

The book will be exhibited at their NYC headquarters

Announcement here!

Watch the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’


Based on Paul G. Tremblay’s bestselling 2018 novel “The Cabin at the End of the World.”

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THE BOOK THIEF musical premiered at the Octagon Bolton Theatre on Sept. 17


Seen on stage for the very first time...

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LOST & FOUND by Kathryn Schulz is longlisted for the National Book Award!


Five finalists in each of the five categories will be named on October 4, and the winner will be announced during the awards ceremony on November 16.

Announcement here!

Niki Smith’s THE GOLDEN HOUR is a finalist for the 2022 Kirkus Prize!


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Starred Kirkus Review for A HISTORY OF FEAR by Luke Dumas!

    September 13, 2022 | News about

"A muscular, enigmatic, and devilishly smart read."

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“How the Car Created the Modern World”—THE CAR reviewed in NY Times!


Bryan Appleyard’s historical odyssey charts the human love affair with motor vehicles.

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NANNY DEAREST reviewed in The Observer


"The best recent crime and thriller writing – review roundup"

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A FAR WILDER MAGIC featured on Tor.com


"5 SFF Books About Deadly Magical Games"

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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s ON THE ROOFTOP a Reese’s Book Club Pick for September


Praising ON THE ROOFTOP as "an utterly original and brilliant story," Reese Witherspoon has selected Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's third novel, which the New York Times has called "mellifluous...[and] timeless," as her Book Club selection for September.

Professor Archie Brown on Mikhail Gorbachev, for TIME


"The Cold War Didn't Have to End. Gorbachev Made It Happen."

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Three IWM titles featured in NYT new Gothic & Horror!


SMALL ANGELS, THE PALLBEARERS CLUB, and THE WILD HUNT

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New Film/TV Announcements!


For Elin Hilderbrand, Vanessa Walters, and Robinne Lee

THE PERFECT COUPLE

THE NIGERWIFE

THE IDEA OF YOU

John Vercher on NPR


"A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity"

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THE PALLBEARERS CLUB has won an Earphones award!


"This psychological thriller gives narrators Graham Halstead, Xe Sands, and Elizabeth Wiley the perfect opportunity to exercise their considerable dramatic skills."

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MISSION VEGAN one of Amazon’s Best for August!


"Editors' Picks: Best Cookbooks, Food & Wine"

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Buzzfeed features THE WILD HUNT by Emma Seckel

    August 10, 2022 | News about

"Here Are All The Best Books Releasing In August"

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Courtney Kae featured in Goodreads Most Anticipated August Romances

    August 02, 2022 | News about

For IN THE EVENT OF LOVE!

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A piece by Marie Myung-Ok Lee in The Boston Globe


"The violence of forgetting"

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KC Davis interviewed by Well+Good


"Why a Therapist Says Tapping Into Your Emotions Is the Secret to a Cleaner Space"

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John Vercher on NPR Fresh Air


"A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity"

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Chef Mason Hereford on Late Night with Seth Meyers


Mason Hereford Makes an Elevated Bologna Sandwich

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HOW TO FAKE IT IN HOLLYWOOD in Cosmopolitan!


The 15 Best Romance Novels of 2022 That’ll Give You All the ~Feels~

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THE PALLBEARERS CLUB in Cosmopolitan!


22 Summer Reads From 2022 That Need to Be in Your Beach Bag

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Peyton List To Star In ‘School Spirits’ YA Drama Series At Paramount+

    June 22, 2022 | News about

Paramount+ has handed a series order to School Spirits (w/t), a YA drama based on Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen’s upcoming graphic novel, with Peyton List (Cobra Kai) attached to star.

Read the announcement!

CABIN FEVER featured in Bloomberg Businessweek


"Hell Is a Cruise Ship at the Beginning of the Pandemic"

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“Misdirection, Fake News and Lies: The Best Books to Read on Disinformation”


ACTIVE MEASURES by Thomas Rid is the first book recommended on this list, in the New York Times :

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Eliot Schrefer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah


New York Times best-selling author Eliot Schrefer discusses his inspiration for writing “Queer Ducks (and Other Animals)”

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“A Couples Counselor Takes On ‘Normal Marital Hatred’”


Terry Real, author of US, in the New York Times

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FIRE ISLAND by Jack Parlett in the New York Times!

    June 08, 2022 | News about

Paradise by the Patchogue Ferry: A Hundred Years on Fire Island

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Grow Up, Tahlia Wilkins! by Karina Evans featured on NPR Weekend Edition


Summer reading recommendations for middle schoolers!

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IN THE WILD LIGHT featured in Good Morning America’s Summer Reading Roundup


Emily Henry calls the book "a gorgeous coming of age story."

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Hugh Jackman on Terry Real’s Relationship Summit!


Reconnect with Yourself, Heal from Pain and Learn How to Thrive through the Power of Your Relationships.

Watch Hugh Jackman’s Special Message Here

Bruce Springsteen on Breaking “the Chain of Trauma”


The superstar musician reveals his struggles with depression and how Terrence Real, author of the new book “Us”—which is excerpted here—helped him heal his relationships.

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Alexander Sammartino interviews Bud Smith and Rae Buleri for The Millions


"The high volume of events, combined with Smith’s delightfully galvanic style, creates a sense of participation for the reader, a welcome involvement—even friendship—with Teenager’s young and troubled kids on the run."

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Bud Smith interviewed by Scott Simon on Weekend Edition


"Two teens set out to be a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in the new novel 'Teenager'"

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Danny Bowien on the cover for Publishers Weekly, with a starred review for Mission Vegan!


"Mixing bold ingredients and techniques, this enthralling collection will satisfy vegans and carnivores alike."

Full Review!

THE AVOIDABLE WAR reviewed in the New York Times


"Are China and the United States on a Collision Course to War?"

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Netflix picks up NIMONA film!


Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed & Eugene Lee Yang To Topline Animated Pic From Netflix and Annapurna

Based on ND Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling graphic novel! Check out the Deadline announcement here.

Hello, Molly! in TIME Magazine

    April 12, 2022 | News about

Molly Shannon Is as Real as Ever in Her Charming Memoir Hello, Molly!

“For every story of loss, of striving, and of doubling down in Hello, Molly!, there is also a determination to find joy and pleasure, to foster community, and to laugh.”

Read the article here.

Johann Hari on Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations


“I think this book is exactly what the world needs right now… I hope everybody buys the book. I promise you it will be worth your time and certainly worth your focus.” --Oprah

Links to Apple Podcasts:

Part 1

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Video on Susan Cain’s BITTERSWEET!


How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole

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Grant Ginder in the Los Angeles Times


‘You laugh until you cry’: a Laguna-born novelist on his deep dysfunctional comedies

“For Ginder, it seems, there are no small stories, just those that haven’t yet been told.” Read the article here!

Professor Steve Simpson has been awarded the Macfarlane Burnet Medal 2022


The Macfarlane Burnet Medal 2022 is a career medal recognising research of the highest standing in the biological sciences. His innovative work spans locust swarms to nutrition.

Watch the video here!

TED Talk by Susan Cain!


The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days

Have you ever wondered why you like sad music? Do you find comfort or inspiration in rainy days? In this profound, poetic talk, author Susan Cain invites you to embrace the feeling of longing—or the place where joy and sorrow meet – as a gateway to creativity, connection and love. Accompanied by the splendid sounds of violinist Min Kym, Cain meditates on how heartache unexpectedly brings us closer to the sublime beauty of life.

Watch here!

Rupert Russell, author of PRICE WARS, interviewed for the Intercept’s “Deconstructed” podcast


Rupert Russell lays out a connection between financial speculation, hunger, and war.

In his new book “Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World,” writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell argues that the modern era of algorithm-driven speculation has normalized unpredictable price swings in commodity markets and turned prices into “engines of chaos.” Russell joins Ryan Grim to discuss. Listen to the podcast here.

Chef Christina Tosi on The Tonight Show!


Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar, shares her favorite Dirty Dessert Secrets!

​Watch Chef Christina Tosi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she discusses her new book, Dessert Can Save the World, and shares unique Dirty Dessert Secrets (Hot cocoa mixed with maple syrup, cake mix with mountain dew… and more creative combinations!) Watch the full clip here.

“New novel explores the continuing influence of poet Sylvia Plath”


Lee Kravetz speaks to WBUR about his new novel, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.

“Journalist and psychotherapist Lee Kravetz is the author of “The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.” Plath’s “present and incurrent” voice in “The Bell Jar” is part of what makes this journey through a manic episode relevant 60 years later, he says.” Read the full article here!

Frank Huyler’s White Hot Light is a finalist for the 2021 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature


We’re thrilled to share that InkWell client, Frank Huyler’s White Hot Lights, is a finalist for the 2021 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature. The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is attributed each year by the Jan Michalski Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The Prize will be awarded for work of fiction or non fiction, irrespective of the language in which it is written. You can find more information on White Hot Light through this link.

“To Break Russia’s Chains: Boris Savinkov and His Wars against the Tsar and the Bolsheviks”


Please consider joining Vladimir Alexandrov for a webinar on October 7. More information available here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/2016280156066/WN_j-trr0gCS4S8V1-PQRC8PA

Rashid Khalidi, author of The Hundred Year’s War on Palestine, on MSNBC


Professor Rashid Khalidi, author of The Hundred Year's War on Palestine, joins Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.

Andrea Mitchell is joined by Rashid Khalidi, Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. The full video is linked here.

Lawrence Goldstone receives the Lilian Smith Book Award for On Account of Race


We wish to congratulate Lawrence Goldstone on receiving this important award.

​From the official announcement, available in its entirety here.

“Books that explore how historic government policies on voting rights and reparations have marginalized Black communities are the 2021 recipients of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, administered by the University of Georgia Libraries to honor books dedicated to social justice issues.

This year’s honorees include From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century (UNC Press), written by co-authors William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, and On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of American Voting Rights (Counterpoint Press), by Lawrence Goldstone. The works will be recognized during a virtual award ceremony this September.”

Oprah Daily Reviews Nancy Tucker’s ‘The First Day of Spring’

    May 07, 2021 | News about

On May 3rd, 2021, the Oprah Daily publication released a list of “20 of the Best Books to Pick Up This May” for readers to add new books to their spring reading list. Included in this list of reviews was The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker which has received a series of accolades ahead of its formal publication on May 18th of this year. The review says this novel is a “stylish, cunning thriller” and “Tucker follows one woman’s reckoning with the quarantines of her childhood, seeking love amid dark secrets hiding in the nooks and crannies of all our lives.”

Read the full article here.

Alexi Pappas Tells Wall Street Journal How an Endurance Sport Builds Resilience During Pandemic


​On May 4th, 2021, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Can the Pandemic Make Us Stronger? Endurance Athletes Tell Us How” wherein several endurance athletes were interviewed and asked to draw parallels from the physical strength they had to build in their sports career to that of the mental strength required to sustain oneself during the Coronavirus pandemic. Author of Bravey and Olympic long distance runner, Alexi Pappas, was featured in this article and offered relevant advice based on her experience as an endurance athlete and someone who has dealt with a fair amount of adversity and trauma.

Read the full article here.

Kathryn Heyman Discusses New Memoir, ‘Fury,” with The Guardian

    May 04, 2021 | News about

On May 3, 2021, The Guardian featured an article wherein Kathryn Heyman details her journey of self-discovery on the open ocean as described in her first memoir, ‘Fury.’ Although she grew up with less financial means than her peers had in her formative years, Heyman took to the Timor Sea with four strange men in search of a safe space.

Read the full article here.

The New York Times Features Linda Colley’s ‘The Gun, The Ship, And The Pen’


On April 29, 2021, The New York Times published a list of ‘9 New Books We Recommend This Week’ which included Linda Colley’s The Gun, The Ship, And The Pen and an insightful review of Colley’s recently published work. The article praises Colley’s “examination of constitutions in the modern world reveals surprising origins for the unprecedented restrictions that were placed on governmental power beginning in the 18th century.”

Read the full article here.

Historical Novel Society Raves Over Laura Amy Schlitz’s ‘Amber & Clay’


​Laura Amy Schlitz’s Amber & Clay has once again garnered praise for its colorful storytelling and inventive mixture of verse and prose to relay the stories of Melisto and Rhaskos. Xina Maria Uhl, a reviewer from The Historical Novel Society, commends Schlitz’s work for its ability to intertwine the main characters’ story “around Greek history, communicated through art, the form of the narratives, the interludes, characters such as the famous philosopher Sokrates, and the fascinating details of ancient Greek life” which thereby results in “a rare, precious work of historical fiction that educates as much as it entertains”

Read the full review here.

InkWell Authors Receive 2021 Locus Award Nominations


​On May 1st, 2021, The Locus Science Fiction Foundation picked its top ten finalists in each genre and category for the 2021 Locus Awards. This year, two novels written by InkWell authors were nominated in the “Horror Novel” category: The Deep by Alma Katsu and Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay. Readers chose the nominated books with a public ballot and the winners will be announced virtually on June 26, 2021.

Purchase tickets for the Locus Awards Weekend here.

See all of the finalists here.

Adam Grant’s TED Talk “What Frogs in Hot Water Can Teach Us About Thinking Again”


​In April 2021, author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, Adam Grant, gave a TED Talk at a TED Institute event in partnership in BCG called “What Frogs in Hot Water Can Teach Us About Thinking Again.” Grant uses examples from his own life to convey the psychological explanation for why humans are slow to react to impending dilemmas as a way to describe the importance of “rethinking.” The organizational psychologist provides advice and insights on how people can become more open to opportunities to rethink.

Watch the full TED Talk here.

Laura Amy Schlitz’s ‘Amber & Clay’ Reviewed By Globe & Mail


On April 23rd, 2021, the Globe & Mail online publication listed Laura Amy Schlitz’s latest release, Amber & Clay, on their “Spring 2021 books preview: 45 new titles for you and the young readers in your life.” This feature included a review where they praise this modern day Greek myth for “Combining verse, prose and illustration” and how “Schlitz gives us a sui generis novel that hits the sweet spot for history, mythology and fantasy geeks.”

Read the full review here.

Deadline Announces Shawn Levy’s New Podcast


On April 22, 2021, Deadline announced that Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, will be partnering with C13Originals to produce a documentary series podcast centered around the relationship between Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, and Sidney Korshak. These three men from the Midwest rose to be some of the most powerful men in Hollywood and even the world. Levy goes on to say, “The most remarkable part of Ronald Reagan’s political career is that it was largely fostered by forces that had nothing to do with what we normally think of as ‘politics.’ As wielded by men like Lew Wasserman and Sidney Korshak, power could seep into any place where there was a vacuum and something to be gained by filling it, whether that was the movie industry, the casino business, the upper echelons of organized labor, or even the White House. I’m thrilled to join forces with C13Originals to tell this incredible story.”

Read the full article here.

Kristin van Ogtrop Pens Opinion Piece in Washington Post


Following the publication of her latest book, Did I Say That Out Loud? Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them, Kristin Van Ogtrop wrote an insightful opinion piece for The Washington Post titled “I’m not sure I know what fun is anymore.” The InkWell agent reflects on how her definition of fun has changed throughout the course of the pandemic as well as her life. Ogtrop inquires, “When did fun become so much work? We all know middle-aged overachievers who pursue fun like it’s an assignment they are not allowed to fail. These efforts turn fun into something terribly serious and usually involve spending money to compete in some kind of midlife sports league or master the banjo in under a year. I should know: I once took three semesters of a local pottery class, only to discover that the possibility of fun was canceled out by the shapes (ludicrous) and hues (sad) that emerged from the kiln.”

Read the full article here.

The New York Times Reviews Travis Jonker’s ‘Blue Floats Away’


Yet again, Travis Jonker’s wholesome picture book, Blue Floats Away, catches the eye of the press. On April 16, 2021, The New York Times included Blue Floats Away on their list of 8 Picture Books for Earth Day for its excellent depiction of the water cycle through storytelling. The review claims that “Jonker smartly hedges his bets on the ending, choosing a happy one accompanied by back-matter caveats and tips, while Snider’s cut-paper illustrations give emotional texture to a charming tale of separation and reattachment.”

Read the whole article here.

Publisher’s Weekly Gives Taylor Adams’ ‘Hairpin Bridge’ A Starred Review


​In early April 2021, Publisher’s Weekly wrote a favorable review about Taylor Adams’ upcoming novel, Hairpin Bridge. This thriller follows Lena Ngyuen as she tries to discover what actually happened to her identical twin who’s death was declared a suicide when his body was found below the titular Hairpin Bridge. The reviewer raves that this book “skillfully entwined third-person narrative, posts from Lena’s blog, and passages from the book she’s writing about Cambry reveal the sisters’ past and Cambry’s final hours. Adams is a writer to watch.”

Read the full review here.

Sister Adapts Michael Koryta’s Novel for Feature Film


​In early April 2021, it was announced that Sister, an independent, global, content studio based in London and Los Angeles, has acquired InkWell author’s, Michael Koryta, thriller novel, Never Far Away. Cathy Schulman, Oscar-winning producer, is set to oversee the production of the feature film adaptation of Koryta’s book. Never Far Away is the story of a mother who has to fake her own death and abandon her career as a pilot in order to protect her husband and children; but, when her husband dies in a car accident, she has to return back to her normal life to protect her children from the obstacles that lie ahead of them. Koryta’s novels, Those Who Wish Me Dead and So Cold the River have already been adapted into films and How it Happened is being developed into a series.

Read more details in this Variety article.

The American Scholar Reviews Robert Kanigel’s Upcoming ‘Hearing Homer’s Song’


​On April 13th, 2021, The American Scholar, a renowned quarterly magazine, published an insightful review on Robert Kanigel’s forthcoming book, Hearing Homer’s Song, which is set to be published on April 27th, 2021. The book outlines the life of twentieth century classical scholar, Milman Parry, and his contributions to literary analysis up until his untimely death. The review states that “his biography (the first) of Parry, set in California, Paris, Yugoslavia, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, would translate well to the big screen (or Netflix). Although an ideal beach read for the classics scholar, the book is aimed at the layperson; Kanigel eschews jargon and in-depth technical discussion while still attempting to convey the magnitude of Parry’s theory.”

Read the full review here.

Travis Jonker’s ‘Blue Floats Away’ Receives Glowing Review


​In early April 2021, Shelf Awareness, a site designed to alert readers of the 25 best books of the week, recently published a review on Blue Floats Away by children’s author, Travis Jonker. The heartwarming book takes young readers on an adventure with Blue, an iceberg who’s lost his way and uses his resourcefulness to get back home. The review goes on to say that “Jonker’s simple language makes this picture book an excellent read-aloud that is also approachable for the four- to six-year-old set.”

Read the full review here.

The Spectator Praises Alex Beam’s ‘Broken Glass’


​On April 10th, 2021, Stephen Baylor, co-founder of London’s Design Museum, reviewed Alex Beam’s book, Broken Glass. The book follows the cultural and historical background concerning the architecture of the Farnsworth House in an illuminating narrative that is equal parts informative and dramatic. The reviewer praises Broken Glass, stating that “It is a compelling book — perhaps the best narrative I have ever read about modern architecture.”

Read the full review here.

Publisher’s Weekly Delights in Nancy Tucker’s ‘The First Day of Spring’

    March 30, 2021 | News about

​Ahead of its release in May 2021, Nancy Tucker’s upcoming novel, The First Day of Spring, already catches the eye of reviewers. Publisher’s Weekly praises Tucker’s debut piece stating that its a “gripping novel about childhood pain and healing” and has “meticulously observed narration.” Be on the look out for this novel when it publishes on May 18, 2021!

Read the full review here.

Lindsey Stoddard in Conversation with Tarrant Institute at UVM


​On March 26, 2021, author, Lindsey Stoddard, was featured on the “#vted Reads” podcast hosted by the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at University of Vermont to discuss her new book, Brave Like That, for middle school aged readers. The podcast run by Vermont educators took the time to converse with Stoddard about the different ways students demonstrate bravery and the impact it can make on others.

Read or listen to the conversation here.

Watch the interview here.

New York Times Recommends Alma Katsu’s ‘Red Widow’


​On March 25, 2021, The New York Times included Alma Katsu’s Red Widow on their list of “12 New Books We Recommend This Week.” Red Widow was released on March 23, 2021 and is perfect for thrill seeking readers who want to get into the mind of a veteran CIA spy. The lives of two women agents become intertwined when they have to assess a threat to the Russian Division of the agency. The New York Times acknowledges that Katsu is “a former intelligence analyst best known for her paranormal and horror novels, finally writes what she’s most familiar with: This inside-the-C.I.A. thriller, about the friendship between an agent and the widow of a Russian asset, is replete with falsehoods, betrayals and double-dealing.”

Read the full article here.

Entertainment Weekly Interviews Susan Orlean


​On March 22nd, 2021, Susan Orlean spoke with Entertainment Weekly to discuss her upcoming book, On Animals, which is set to be released on October 5th of this year. On Animals is a collection of stories that touch upon the relationship between animals and humans whether they are our pets or living in the wild. The article also features an exclusive cover reveal of this highly anticipated book. In the interview, Orlean answers the most pressing questions such as “What is the last book that made you cry? Which book made you a forever reader?” and more!

Read the full article and interview here.

Amber and Clay Receives Rave Review in Buffalo News


Upon Amber & Clay’s release in early March 2021, it has received a whirlwind of praise on its creative storytelling of a new age Greek myth and the historical illustrations that accompany the riveting tale. On March 12th 2021, The Buffalo News featured Schlitz’s novel in their “Books in Brief” review and praised the author for “weaving her marvelous tale in free verse, using the crotchety voices of the gods and the voices of Sokrates, of Melisto, of Rhaskos and more.” The review goes on to examine the plotline surrounding “a wealthy Athenian girl named Melisto and a Thracian slave boy named Rhaskos are inextricably linked in this brilliant, breathtakingly beautiful, meticulously researched narrative of 5th century B.C.E. Greece.”

Read the review here.

Gianrico Carlofiglio’s ‘Three O’clock In The Morning’ Generates Buzz Upon Publication


Gianrico Carlofiglio’s latest novel, Three O’clock In The Morning, published on March 16, 2021 and has been long awaited following his other award-winning works. This coming-of-age novel will take readers on an adventure with Antonio and his father as they endure two sleepless nights in 1980s Marseilles in search of a doctor to treat Antonio’s epilepsy. During this journey, the pair reconnects with one another and share unforgettable moments in the city’s outskirts.

Publisher’s Weekly included Three O’clock In The Morning in their list of PW Picks: Books of the Week, March 15, 2021 describing the novel as “Antonio’s catalog of intimate experiences, whether painful, pleasurable, or bittersweet, make for an enchanting coming-of-age tale.” In addition, the New York Post included this novel on the publication’s weekly list of ‘The Best New Books to Read: Top Releases.’

Read the Publisher’s Weekly article here.

Read the NYPost article here.

New York Times Reviews Laura Amy Schlitz’s Amber & Clay


Newbery Medal winning author, Laura Amy Schlitz, recently released an epic novel on March 9th, 2021, titles Amber & Clay. This book will spark the interests of young fans of poetry, mythology, history, and fantasy with its vivid depiction of Ancient Greece through the eyes of two children, Rhaskos and Melisto, who are spiritually connected to one another. The New York Times reviewed Amber & Clay and praised it for Schlitz’s ability to convey “children’s wordless emotions, like the feeling of not really wanting to do something destructive but not being able to stop yourself.” The reviewer also goes on to say that Schlitz “hops from one style to another with tremendous skill” in reference to her transitions from verse to prose.

Read the full New York Times review here.

‘The Ghoul Next Door’ Selected as JLG Gold Standard


InkWell author and New York Times Bestselling writer, Cullen Bunn’s graphic novel, The Ghoul Next Door, was selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard. The Ghoul Next Door will be published on July 13, 2021.

Preorder The Ghoul Next Door here.

Learn more about the Junior Library Guild here.

Powell’s Books Hosts Virtual Event with Richard Brown and Brian Benson


Powell’s Books in Portland, OR hosts Richard Brown, photographer and activist, in conversation with Brian Benson to discuss their co-authored memoir, This is Not for You: An Activist’s Journey of Resistance and Resilience on Friday, March 5th, at 6pm PT.

More information on the virtual event here.

Katie Engelhart’s ‘The Inevitable’ Excerpted in The Atlantic


On March 1st, 20221, InkWell represented author, Katie Engelhart, had an excerpt from her recently published book, The Inevitable, featured in The Atlantic. The Inevitable focuses on the Right to Die movement and the people and professionals surrounding this issue.

Read the full article here.

Grant Ginder’s ‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’ Picked Up for Movie Adaptation


In early March 2021, UTA Independent Film Group announced at the virtual European Film Market that Grant Ginder’s novel, The People We Hate at the Wedding, is being adapted into a movie produced by FilmNation. The movie is set to star “Oscar winner Allison Janney, Schitt’s Creek Emmy winner Annie Murphy and Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Ben Platt.” The movie centers around a dysfunctional family who comes together for a wedding but things go awry when the secrets of their past are revealed.

Lots of buzz has generated surrounding the news of this star studded cast; Page Six, in particular conveyed such excitement: “But, hark! Break out the cream soda. Upon us is a new real movie, like what we once got in theaters. “The People We Hate at the Wedding.” Allison Janney, Ben Platt and “Schitt’s Creek” star Annie Murphy play a cranky family who, gathered for a ceremony, fight over every ratty thing each ever did.”

Read more about this movie adaptation here.

Yelena Moskovich Receives Terrific Review from Publisher’s Weekly


​Publisher’s Weekly gave an insightful review on Yelena Moskovich’s latest novel, A Door Behind A Door, which is set to be released on May 18, 2021. The review praises the novel for how the “dynamic style and psychological depth make this an engaging mind bender.”

Read the full review here.

Lizzy Mason’s ‘Between the Bliss and Me’ featured on New York Times


On February 25, 2021, The New York Times named InkWell author, Lizzy Mason’s forthcoming novel Between the Bliss and Me on their list of 13 Y.A. Books to Add to Your Reading List This Spring. Between the Bliss and Me follows a girl on the verge of moving to New York City for college as she discovers that her father is also there but he’s homeless and living with schizophrenia. This novel will be released on April 6, 2021.

Check out the NYT article here

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InkWell Management celebrates Black History Month

    February 26, 2021 | News about

InkWell Management celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the innumerable contributions of Black-Americans of the past and present. In honor of Black History Month, we’re happy and proud to share a few of the books and authors we’ve worked with:

Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb by Veronica Chambers

From the mind of an award winning and critically acclaimed author, Chambers offers readers a vibrant and educational view into the life of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress and the first to run for the Democratic nomination for presidency. This picture-book biography narrates Chisholm’s life from her early years, to her political career, and into the legacy she has left behind.

Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu

Dufu’s powerful book starts with that common feeling among women that they need to “do it all.” In this hybrid memoir and manifesto, she guides readers on the art of letting go using her own life experience as an example of how to embrace imperfection.

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

NAACP Image Award nominee, Natalie Baszile’s Queen Sugar was named one of the Best Books of 2014 by the San Francisco Chronicle. This novel follows a woman named Charley through the upheaval of inheriting a Louisiana sugarcane farm and uprooting her and her daughter’s life from Los Angeles.

The Shadow by Melanie Raabe

Melanie Raabe, winner of the Stuttgart Crime Fiction Prize, exhibits her talent for writing psychological thrillers in this chilling novel about destiny and revenge. When Norah is approached by an elderly, homeless woman foretelling the murder Norah will commit, she is forced to face the trauma of her past to take control of her future.

Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet

Top Chef star and award winning chef, Gregory Gourdet, inspires readers with the story of how he sought to compile the healthiest and most flavorful dishes from around the world. In this unique cookbook filled with 200 different recipes, Gourdet takes you on a food journey using global ingredients and techniques. Everyone’s Table will be published on May 11th, 2021.

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

As the winner of the 2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Sexton delivers an emotionally charged historical novel about the generational struggles of a Black family from the South. The book switches between perspectives of Evelyn, a member of the upper echelon of Black society in New Orleans during WWII, her daughter, Jackie, a single mother tackling her husband’s drug addiction, and Jackie’s son T.C., a marijuana grower released from a four month stint in jail.

Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem by Gary Phillips

Currently a story editor for FX’s hit show, Snowfall, Gary Phillips has a great deal of experience in writing novels, comic books, and short stories. Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem is the first graphic novel in a series that follows the first black man to travel to the North Pole at the end of the 1920s. The story follows Matthew Henson as he battles villains while trying to protect his friends and the people of Harlem.

Dare by Abiola Abrams

Roommates and best friends, Maya and Athena, are as opposite as can be but Maya learns how to adopt the qualities in her counterpart to her advantage. When Maya dives into a whole new world through music, she discovers the price she has to pay after leaning into her temptations.

The Idea Of You by Robinne Lee

The newly divorced Solène unexpectedly becomes intimately and romantically involved with a famous musician and must learn how to protect their relationship from the media and her daughter.

Love is a Racket by John Ridley

Academy Award winning screenwriter John Ridley delivers a darkly comedic story in this tale about a down on his luck con man who is shockingly content in his squalor. But everything changes when Jeffty stumbles upon a young homeless woman named Mona,and he falls madly in love with her. .

Katie Engelhart Wins Polk Award for Magazine Reporting

    February 26, 2021 | News about

​On February 24, 2021, Long Island University announced the winners of their 73rd annual George Polk Awards in Journalism. One of our clients, Katie Engelhart, won the award for Magazine Reporting for her riveting article that tells the story of the first reported Covid-19 death in the United States at a nursing home.

Read the award-winning article here

73rd annual George Polk Awards Press Release

Alexis Coe Recommends Several InkWell Authors for President’s Day Reads


​Historian and New York Times bestselling author, Alexis Coe, curated a list of 7 books to read for President’s Day that was featured on the Good Morning America website. Included in the roundup were InkWell represented authors, Bettye Kearse, Catherine Grace Katz, and Veronica Chambers and their books The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family, The Daughters of Yalta: The Churchills, Roosevelts, and Harrismans: A Story of Love and War, and Shirley Chisholm is a Verb, respectively.

Read Alexis Coe’s Full Article Here

Suleika Jaouad Interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning


​On February 14th, 2021, Suleika Jaouad, author of Between Two Kingdoms, was featured in a segment on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss her battle with leukemia and her journey back to a normal life.

Watch the segment here.

Elizabeth Passarella’s OpEd Featured in Daily News


On February 16th, 2021, Elizabeth Passarella, author of Good Apple: Tales of a Southern Evangelical in New York, wrote an opinion piece for Daily News detailing her experience as an Evangelical living in New York City for the past 21 years. She discusses the preconceived notions people have of her and how she contradicts these assumptions.

Read the article here.

Suleika Jaouad Receives a Front Page Review on New York Times


​On February 7th, 2021, The New York Times book review section featured an in depth review of Suleika Jaouad’s heart-wrenching memoir, Between Two Kingdoms.

Read the full review here.

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