Books in the Media: September 4, 2019

Here is my media update for the week at this link.

This one includes:

CBC 2019 Picks, A US bookseller Indie net pick and Buzz Book (How to Catch a Mole — a VERY hot title from Greystone!) and our Giller longlisted title from Andre Alexis!

AND a DROP-IN Booker Shortlist title that publishes in December:  Girl, Woman, Other, a Black Cat trade paperback original! This was never listed in any catalogue! Note it has fantastic blurbs and she is a rising star in the UK. We don’t have a cover yet but this is the UK one. More info below on Girl, Woman, Other below.

From PGC:

We’re very pleased to announce we have a title on the Man Booker short list!!

We plan to drop it into the front of the Grove W20 p-cat. Our current pub date is Dec 13, but Grove will be moving that up so as soon as we confirm the new date we’ll send out a note.

Winner will be announced October 14.

Girl, Woman, Other
A Novel
by Evaristo, Bernardine (12/13/19) *New release date pending*
9780802156983 | Grove/Atlantic | PGC
Paperback | Price: $25.50

Girl, Woman, Other follows the lives and struggles of 12 very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years. Joyfully polyphonic and vibrantly contemporary, this is a gloriously new kind of history, a novel of our times: celebratory, ever-dynamic and utterly irresistible. Bernardine Evaristo is one of Britain’s most exciting contemporary writers whose literary work often focuses on subjects that have been marginalized.


“Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life.” –Ali Smith

“Astonishing. How she can speak through twelve different people and give them each such distinct and vibrant voices? I loved it.” –Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie

“Didn’t think I could love a Bernardine Evaristo novel more than The Emperor’s Babe but with Girl, Woman, Other she might just have outdone herself.” –Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People

Girl, Woman, Other is about struggle, but it is also about love, joy and imagination.” –Guardian

“Exceptional. Ambitious, flowing and all-encompassing, an offbeat narrative that’ll leave your mind in an invigorated whirl… [It] unites poetry, social history, women’s voices and beyond.” –Stylist

“Exuberant, bursting at the seams in delightful ways… Evaristo continues to expand and enhance our literary canon. If you want to understand modern day Britain, this is the writer to read.” –New Statesman

“Masterful… Achoral love song to black womanhood in modern Great Britain.” –Elle

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