Prepub Alert, March 14, 2011

This September, Neal Stephenson returns with more cyber-inspired fantasy (Reamde), Mary McGarry Morris puts a young protagonist in danger (Light from a Distant Star), and literary editor Chad Harbach offers a debut novel that’s probably not about baseball (The Art of Fielding). Meanwhile, Paul Bowles takes us to Morocco and beyond (Travels: Collected Writings 1950-1993), Lucette Lagnado travels from Egypt to the New World (The Arrogant Years: One Girl’s Search for Her Lost Youth, from Cairo to Brooklyn), and Tom Ryan takes us hiking (Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship). Lots of good titles in Prepub this issue; also look for National Book Critics Circle awards commentary, now and in the future.

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.