Books To Buzz About | Day of Dialog 2017

Five novelists, including three first-timers, discuss their buzzy fiction

Reading the World | Day of Dialog 2017

LJ Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert moderated the “Reading the World” panel, which featured representatives from four publishers at the forefront of works in translation—Other Press, Archipelago Books, Europa Editions, and New Directions Publishing. For those not familiar with their work, Hoffert began with a brief introduction, noting that Other published Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation (a 2015 LJ Best Books “More […]

Top Nonfiction | Day of Dialog 2017

Five authors discuss their nonfiction work, including memoirs, biographies, and history

The Second Time Around | Day of Dialog 2017

Five authors discuss the ups and downs of writing a second novel.

SF/Fantasy/Dystopia | Day of Dialog 2017

Five rising stars of speculative fiction wowed the audience with their insights on writing in this genre.

Editors’ Picks Panel | Day of Dialog 2017

Day of Dialog opened with the ever-popular Editors’ Picks panel, moderated by Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert and expanded this year from five to seven panelists

Editors’ Picks List | Day of Dialog 2017

ELIZABETH BEIER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, ST. MARTIN’S, MACMILLAN Kramer, Jane. The Reporter’s Kitchen. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250074379. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466885981. Niederhoffer, Galt. Poison. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250085290. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250085306. Shahidi, Afshin. Prince: A Private View. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781250134431. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781250134448. Taranto, […]

Four Debut Novels | Fiction Previews, Nov. 2017

Babst, C. Morgan. The Floating World. Algonquin. Nov. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781616205287. $26.95. LITERARY There are in-house raves for this debut, and the subject matter—the consequences of Hurricane Katrina—recommend it highly. When older daughter Cora refuses to evacuate as the storm approaches, Joe Boisdoré, an artist descended from a freed slave, and his white, upper-crust […]

Bradford, Evans, Steel, & More | Pop Fiction Previews, Nov. 2017

Bradford, Barbara Taylor. Secrets of Cavendon. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781250091451. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250091475. CD: Macmillan Audio. HISTORICAL Bradford continues her No. 1 New York Times best-selling “Cavendon Chronicles,” which details events surrounding two families living in a grand home in England’s northern reaches. It’s 1949, a new generation of Inghams and […]

Technology, Literature, & Dan Rather | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Nov. 2017

Berlin, Leslie. Troublemakers: The Story of Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age. S. & S. Nov. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9781451651508. $30; ebk. ISBN 9781451651522. TECHNOLOGY Five of the world’s six most valuable companies are high-tech firms, and they were helped to the top by the six innovators profiled here, who broke ground in 1970s and early […]