Prepub Alert, April 18, 2011

Continuing coverage of October titles, this edition of Prepub Alert ranges from big new novels by William Kennedy (Changó’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes), Russell Banks (Lost Memory of Skin), and Marisa de los Santos (Falling Together) to important nonfiction by Steven Pinker (The Better Angels of Our Nature) and Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond (God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F***ed). Note that I am playing around with the format (Prepub Alert is a work in progress) and putting My Picks up front in both Fiction and Nonfiction. See what you think.

Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.