Andrew DeSio has joined Dey: Ideas + Influence as their director, books. Most recently he was at Fortier Public Relations.
Jenna Bush Hager’s Today Show Read With Jenna book club named Rumaan Alam‘s Leave the World Behind as its pick this month. Barnes & Noble also chose the book as its October National Book Club selection. On the National Book Award’s longlist for fiction, as noted previously the book was featured earlier this year in our Buzz Books 2020 Fall/Winter sampler with an early excerpt.
Ethan Hawke‘s novel A BRIGHT RAY OF DARKNESS, his fifth book, will be published by Knopf on February 2, 2021. Heinemann will publish in the UK.
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced their finalists. The winners will be named October 28.
10 Minutes, 38 Seconds, by Elif Shafak (Bloomsbury)
Lost Children, by Valeria Luiselli (Knopf)
The Beekeeper of Aleppo, by Christy Lefteri (Ballantine)
The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday)
The World That We Knew, by Alice Hoffman (Simon & Schuster)
We Cast a Shadow, by Maurice Ruffin (One World)
Biased, by Jennifer L. Eberhardt (Viking)
Grace Will Lead Us Home, by Jennifer Berry Hawes (St. Martin’s)
Know My Name, by Chanel Miller (Viking)
Our Man, by George Packer (Knopf)
Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday)
What You Have Heard is True, by Carolyn Forche’ (Penguin Press)