With strong buzz for Grove/Atlantic’s reissue of Karl Marlantes’ MATTERHORN later this month, Barnes & Noble celebrates the role of their Discover Great New Writers program in building attention for the book. Originally published last year by Berkeley’s El LeÃ³n Literary Arts, the book was submitted to BN’s Discover program, and “the Discover program shared their enthusiasm for the novel with the publisher of Grove/Atlantic.”
Grove/Atlantic publisher Morgan Entrekin says in the release, “I’m grateful to the booksellers involved with the Discover Great New Writers program who are open to good works from any source. Without them, this amazing book would never have gotten the chance it’s getting.” And Marlantes notes, “Matterhorn has had a lot of lucky breaks on its road to publication, and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who has gotten behind it, but the simple truth is that none of it would have happened without the support of Barnes & Noble and its Discover Great New Writers program.”
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