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July 14, 2010
Work Song A Novel Ivan Doig Riverhead: 278 pp., $25.95
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July 11, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
PEN American Center announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Thursday. The organization will present 16 prizes, giving away nearly $150,000 to writers, editors and translators. At $25,000, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction is the largest single award. Michigan-based independent publisher Dzanc Books made the shortlist with Jac Jemc's "My Only Wife. " The University of Chicago Press' rare foray into original fiction paid off, with "A Naked Singularity" by Sergio de la Pava -- a 688-page novel -- landing on the shortlist as well.
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May 19, 2011
The Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry Jon Ronson Riverhead: 288 pp., $25.95
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May 19, 2011
The Psychopath Test A Journey Through the Madness Industry Jon Ronson Riverhead: 288 pp., $25.95
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March 18, 2011
When the Thrill Is Gone A Leonid McGill Mystery Walter Mosley Riverhead: 360 pp., $26.95
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May 3, 2011
A Singular Woman The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother Janny Scott Riverhead: 376 pp., $26.95
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July 11, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
PEN American Center announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Thursday. The organization will present 16 prizes, giving away nearly $150,000 to writers, editors and translators. At $25,000, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut fiction is the largest single award. Michigan-based independent publisher Dzanc Books made the shortlist with Jac Jemc's "My Only Wife. " The University of Chicago Press' rare foray into original fiction paid off, with "A Naked Singularity" by Sergio de la Pava -- a 688-page novel -- landing on the shortlist as well.
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January 13, 1995 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; He is a columnist for Newsday
The first books to be offered by a new publishing imprint with a strong interest in literary fiction will soon make their way into the swollen stream of spring releases. Introducing Riverhead Books, a division of the Putnam Berkley Group Inc. Riverhead's spring list of nine books turns outward (via novels with strong ethnic themes) and inward (via titles that explore spirituality and healing powers).
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November 18, 2005 | From Associated Press
The founding editors of Riverhead Books, publisher of Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner," Suze Orman's "The Road to Wealth" and other bestsellers, have left the company. Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau are to start a new division at Doubleday Broadway, part of Random House Inc. They will begin their new jobs at the end of the month. "Together, they have been responsible for a remarkable number of distinctive books," Doubleday Broadway President Stephen Rubin said.
BOOKS
April 23, 2006 | Art Winslow, Art Winslow, a former literary editor and executive editor of the Nation, writes frequently on books and culture.
BACK when Philip K. Dick asked "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" who could have imagined that George Saunders would answer? Or that his reply might be, we are the electric sheep. That, at least, is one implication of "Jon," the longest story (although not by much) in Saunders' new collection of fiction, "In Persuasion Nation."
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May 3, 2011
A Singular Woman The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother Janny Scott Riverhead: 376 pp., $26.95
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March 18, 2011
When the Thrill Is Gone A Leonid McGill Mystery Walter Mosley Riverhead: 360 pp., $26.95
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July 15, 2010
Work Song A Novel Ivan Doig Riverhead: 278 pp., $25.95
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December 26, 2008 | M.G. Lord, Lord's latest book is "Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science."
Although it centers on the life of Joseph Priestley, the 18th century English chemist and clergyman, Steven Johnson's "The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America" is far from a conventional biography. It is the story of Priestley's ideas -- who inspired them, whom they influenced and how they came to be.
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November 16, 2008 | Karla Starr, Starr is a writer and critic living in Buenos Aires.
You could no more write a comprehensive book about walking than about breathing or sleeping. But in "The Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, and Literature of Pedestrianism," Geoff Nicholson -- author of more than a dozen novels as well as, most recently, "Sex Collectors: The Secret World of Consumers, Connoisseurs, Curators, Creators, Dealers, Bibliographers, and Accumulators of 'Erotica' " -- means to try.
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July 20, 2008 | Ben Ehrenreich, Ben Ehrenreich is the author of the novel "The Suitors."
REAL ESTATE means a lot in America -- ask the Indians. Or ask some of the first white Californians to be displaced by gentrification. They can't answer, being dead. In 1900, San Francisco outlawed burials within city boundaries. Too much money could be made buying and selling land to waste it on the departed. The dead would have to find somewhere else to forever lay their heads.
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July 3, 2008 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
The deal HBO options Sloane Crosley's bestselling "I Was Told There'd Be Cake," a collection of wry, mordantly funny essays about a twentysomething New Yorker struggling to get by in Manhattan and the bizarre dilemmas she encounters. The players Carolyn Strauss (the former HBO entertainment chief who helped develop "The Sopranos," "Six Feet Under" and other programs) is executive producer under a new production pact at HBO. Crosley is represented by the Denise Shannon Literary Agency and by Creative Artists Agency on film rights.
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July 20, 2008 | Karrie Higgins, Karrie Higgins is a writer based in Portland, Ore.
BY THE end of "Devil in the Details," Jennifer Traig's 2004 memoir of her obsessive-compulsive childhood, she was liberated from the need to lather her hands raw, scrub surfaces clean of invisible contaminants and pray several hours a day. Her latest book, "Well Enough Alone," picks up where she left off, her obsessive-compulsive disorder mostly under control. Then hypochondria kicks in.
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