Prepub Alert, February 14, 2011

Welcome to Prepub Alert, with continuing coverage of August 2011 titles. In fiction, you’ll find Kelley Armstrong’s witchy Spell Bound; Karin Fossum’s Bad Intentions, the latest in her Inspector Konrad Sejer series; Hisham Matar’s Anatomy of a Disappearance, which follows up his phenomenal In the Country of Men; Julie Otsuka’s lovely The Buddha in the Attic; and more. Nonfiction runs from Soleil Moon Frye’s parenting guide, Happy Chaos, to John McWhorter’s That Being Said: A Linguist’s Lens on Language, to Kevin Mitnick’s Ghost in the Wires, a memoir of his hacker days. Look also for a Q&A with Metropolitan’s Sara Bershtel on Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei’s forthcoming memoir.

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.