Articles tagged "Hilary Mantel"

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014 nominees

We're pleased to announce that Macmillan has 17 books longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, which honors works of fiction with high literary merit. Nominees include:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE DREAM OF THE CELT by Mario Vargas Llosa

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

HHhH by Laurent Binet

THE HOUSE I LOVED by Tatiana de Rosnay

THE HUNGER ANGEL by Herta Müller

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND by Edmund White

A LADY CYCLIST’S GUIDE TO KASHGAR by Suzanne Joinson

THE LIGHT OF AMSTERDAM by David Park

MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND by Matthew Dicks

MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan

MY STRUGGLE: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgaard

PAINTER OF SILENCE by Georgina Harding

A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks

THE TELEPORTATION ACCIDENT by Ned Beauman

TRAVELER OF THE CENTURY by Andrés Neuman

View the full list of nominees here.

The shortlist will be announced on April 9, 2014 and the Lord Mayor of Dublin will announce the winner on June, 12 2014. Congratulations!
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eBooks for Libraries – Now With More eBooks!

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Happy Monday! We're starting the week off with some wonderful news: We have expanded our library e-lending pilot program to include Macmillan's entire e-book backlist--more than 11,000 titles!

Here are some popularly requested and newly available e-books that might be of interest to your library:

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
WOLF HALL by Hilary Mantel
A LONG WAY GONE by Ishmael Beah
THE MARRIAGE PLOT by Jeffrey Eugenides
KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O'Reilly
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
THE EYE OF THE WORLD by Robert Jordan
THE HUSBAND LIST by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly
WHERE WE BELONG by Emily Giffin
HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah
LOOK AGAIN by Lisa Scottoline
THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle
SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson
HIDDEN by P.C. Cast


E-books are available for purchase through our partners at Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, 3M, and Recorded Books. Once purchased, they will be available to lend for two years or 52 lends, whichever comes first.

We've created a dedicated section on our website called eBooks for Libraries where you can download a spreadsheet of all available Macmillan e-books. The spreadsheet will be updated as new title information becomes available, so please be mindful of the "as of date” at the bottom of the page.

We know that reaching readers in the digital age is vital to the success and endurance of libraries. We hope that e-book lending allows you to expand your offerings, facilitate the discovery of new authors, and ultimately serve your patrons better. Happy reading!
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Monday Fun Day! (6/17/2013 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarians! I trust you all had a loving Father's Day weekend.

We're busily wrapping up all the loose ends before ALA Annual. Until then, I've posted a few fun bits and bobs below. Enjoy!

- NPR's Fresh Air posted the 1/2 hour audio clip of their segment "Mantel Takes Up Betrayal, Beheadings In 'Bodies'." And Terry Gross asked the question that we've all wanted to ask Mantel,

"You wrote [...] about the French Revolution, and now you've written about Henry VIII, and there are several beheadings in these books. So excuse me for asking this, but if you had to be beheaded centuries ago, would you have preferred the guillotine, or the axe or sword customarily used in England?"

Mantel opted for—drumroll, please—the guillotine! Listen to the full interview now.

- Michael Kelley from Library Journal has called for submissions for Library Cat of the Month! The inaugural kitty, Emma from Lyme Public Library, is featured in the June 15th edition of Library Journal (p. 17) and she's a real beauty! Submission details here.

Twitter PSAs:

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Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist 2013

The Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) has announced this year's exceptionally talented longlist of female novelists.

We're honored to publish or distribute five of twenty titles featured on their excellent list:

Women's Prize logoBRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? by Sheila Heti

THE MARLOWE PAPERS by Ros Barber

THE FORRESTS by Emily Perkins

IGNORANCE by Michèle Roberts

See the full Women's Prize for Fiction longlist here.

The shortlist will be posted on April 16th and the winner will be announced on June 5th.

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The 2013 Longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

The 2013 longlist for the second annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced!

The following titles published and distributed by Macmillan were in good company on this incredibly fine list of literature:

FICTION:

HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

NONFICTION:

JAMES JOYCE: A New Biography by Gordon Bowker

LEONARDO AND THE LAST SUPPER by Ross King

See the full long list here: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/carnegieadult/longlists

According to the ALA website "The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year." Read more about this award in American Libraries Magazine.

The short list (only six titles) will be released in April and the two winners will be announced on June 30th at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. We can't wait!

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Monday Recovery Day

Ladies and gentlemen, the Flatiron is powered up and Macmillan is officially back in action post-Sandy!

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Our hearts go out to everyone who was and still is affected by the hurricane. We wish you all the best recovering safely and returning to normal.

We're having some e-mail recovery delays today. Please feel free to resend urgent e-mails from the past week. We appreciate your patience while we get back on our feet!

UPDATE:

We're still not receiving external e-mails. Even if you do NOT get a bounce back notification, it's likely we will not receive your e-mail today. Please feel free to call Ali at (646) 307-5486, comment below, or tweet at @MacmillanLib.

Despite the troubles, it was great to walk in this morning and see that the lights are on, the water's running, and the Publishers Weekly's Best Books 2012 issue is out! They compiled a great list and we'll start by applauding four titles that we're delighted to see in the Top 10:

BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

THE PEOPLE WHO EAT DARKNESS by Richard Lloyd Parry

ALL WE KNOW by Lisa Cohen

DETROIT CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE by Mark Binelli

See the full 2012 Top 10 list here. We'll be making noise about the rest of the best later this week!

Please stay safe and we hope to hear from you all again soon!

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Mantel Wins the Man Booker Prize... Again!

Major congratulations to Hilary Mantel who is one of only three Man Booker Prize-winning authors ever to have won the prize more than once! She also the first author ever to win with a sequel.

Yesterday she was awarded the prize for BRING UP THE BODIES, her second novel exploring Tudor history through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell.

The Man Booker Prize website said,

"Her resuscitation of Thomas Crowell–and with him the historical novel–is one of the great achievements of modern literature."

Hear, hear!

Your patrons (and yourselves, for that matter!) no longer have any excuse not to start in on this rich historical series. As the Man Booker Prize website said,

"Perhaps the real object of envy is not the winner–she thoroughly deserves her triumph–but the readers who have yet to open BRING UP THE BODIES. They have just won a prize too."

Read the full article on TheManBookerPrize.com.

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Monday Fun Day! (10/8/2012 Edition)

It's Monday, people! Wake up and read the following...

- Read/admire Gene's comic review of JERUSALEM: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle on Unshelved.com.

- Read The New Yorker's profile on Hilary Mantel, "The Dead are Real."

- Read the following quote from Susan Sontag that Picador recently featured on their tumblr:

Harriet said something very striking yesterday, apropos of Sam W.’s enormous library, that collecting books in that way was “like marrying someone in order to sleep with him.”

True…

Use libraries!!

- Also, PUPPY IN A BOWL!

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Man Booker Shortlist Includes Bring Up the Bodies!

BRING UP THE BODIES, Hilary Mantel's rich historical follow up to her previous Man Booker Prize-winning novel, WOLF HALL, has landed her on the shortlist once again!

Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.

At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring.

UPDATE:

We actually have two titles on the shortlist; Bloomsbury USA will be publishing SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy in the U.S. in October!

As he arrives with his family at the villa in the hills above Nice, Joe sees a body in the swimming pool. But the girl is very much alive. She is Kitty Finch: a self-proclaimed botanist with green-painted fingernails, walking naked out of the water and into the heart of their holiday. Why is she there? What does she want from them all? And why does Joe's enigmatic wife allow her to remain?

See the full 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlist here!

MediaBistro put together a "playlist" of excerpts from the longlist here and you can download library posters of the UK versions of the books here!

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The 2012 Man Booker Prize Longlist!

Congratulations to all of the fantastic books on the 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist!

There are two books we're especially giddy to see on the list:

BRING UP THE BODIES
by Hilary Mantel

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, WOLF HALL delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn.

SKIOS
by Michael Frayn

A master of farce turns to an exclusive island retreat for a comedy of mislaid identities, unruly passions, and demented, delicious disorder.

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