According to a poll conducted by the BCC, novelist and screenwriter Nick Hornby ranks as one of most influential people in British culture. Hornby is best known to American readers for his chart-topping novels High Fidelity (1995), About a Boy (1998), and Juliet, Naked (2009) – each of which has been adapted for the screen. Hornby’s beloved memoir Fever Pitch (1992), centered around the author’s sports fanaticism, likewise spawned two feature films of the same name. Hornby’s equally impressive screenplay credits include recent Oscar contenders An Education (2009), Wild (2014), and Brooklyn (2015). In addition to Best Picture nominations, An Education and Brooklyn put Hornby in contention for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. His latest book offers fans something of a departure. Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius explores the creative styles and unlikely similarities between a world-famous Victorian novelist and Minnesota’s homegrown music superstar, Prince.
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Marie Myung-Ok Lee is a treasured voice in Korean American literature. Her latest novel, The Evening Hero, follows the trials and travails of Korean obstetrician Dr. Yungman Kwak. In the wake of the Korean War, Kwak left his family and village to pursue the American Dream in rural Minnesota. Lee’s poignant, time-jumping narrative encompasses “rural hospital closures, anti-Asian racism, and how war trauma seeps into everyday life for an immigrant – themes that have become suddenly more urgent and topical” (Simon & Schuster). Lee is also an accomplished YA writer. Her groundbreaking Finding My Voice, first published in 1992, is thought to be the first contemporary-set young adult novel written by an Asian American author and featuring Asian American protagonists. It was rereleased in 2021. In addition to her own writing, Lee is co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and director of the Asian American Diasporic Writers series at Columbia University.
Leila Mottley is the pen behind Nightcrawling, one of the most-anticipated and best-reviewed fiction releases of 2022. Set in the author’s native Oakland, California, this searing debut welcomes readers into the world of 17-year-old Kiara Johnson. After her rent skyrockets, Kiara turns to sex work to stave off homelessness. She soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a far-reaching scandal and active investigation into the conduct of the Oakland Police Department. In a rave review, The New Yorker lauds: “Careful not to portray Kiara as a victim, Mottley shows us the pleasures of family, friendship, and love. The result is an intimate portrait of a young Black woman searching for autonomy and fulfillment in a society designed to deny her both.” Oprah Winfrey named Nightcrawling the latest pick for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, and the instant New York Times bestseller has also been nominated for the 2022 Booker Prize. Mottley accomplished all this as a debut author who published her first novel before the age of 20.
Historical fiction phenom Kristin Harmel is the #1 international bestselling author behind book club favorites The Sweetness of Forgetting (2012) and The Winemaker’s Wife (2019). She reached a still wider audience with the publication of The Book of Lost Names in 2020. Inspired by a true story of WWII heroism, The Book of Lost Names tells the tale of a talented forger who uses her gifts to help Jewish children escape the tightening noose of Nazi oppression. Harmel’s latest novel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars, breathes life into another little-known chapter of The War in Europe. During the Holocaust, hundreds of Jewish people escaped from ghettos and banded together in isolated forest settlements to survive both genocide and an unforgiving wilderness. In a rave review, Bookpage says: “The bestselling author’s research contributes richness and authenticity to this captivating tale.” Kristin Harmel is also co-founder of Friends & Fiction, a popular weekly web show and podcast hosted by Harmel and fellow New York Times bestselling writers Mary Kay Andrews, Patti Callahan Henry, and Kristy Woodson Harvey.
British Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid’s international bestsellers have been translated into an astounding forty languages. They include The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007) and Exit West (2017), two novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), which won the Tiziano Terzani International Literary Prize. Hamid is also an in-demand journalist and op ed contributor, with a byline readily recognizable to readers of The Guardian and The New York Times. Hamid’s latest book, The Last White Man, is a reimagining of Franz Kafka’s classic novella The Metamorphosis. Anders, a white American, wakes up to discover that his skin has inexplicably turned “a deep and undeniable brown.” What’s more: He’s not alone. In a starred review, Kirkus calls The Last White Man “a brilliantly realized allegory of racial transformation… speaking to a more equitable future.” Sources as varied as Time, Entertainment Weekly, and Elle named it one of the best books of Summer 2022.
Jamie Ford made waves in 2009 with the publication of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which charted on The New York Times Best Seller list for more than two years. It also won Ford the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His follow ups, Songs of Willow Frost (2013) and Love and Other Consolation Prizes (2017), solidified the author’s standing as one of historical fiction’s foremost chroniclers of the Chinese American experience. Ford’s newest novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, is “an enthralling, centuries-spanning, masterful saga… exploring the bonds that transcend physical space” (Bookpage). After seeking an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma, Dorothy Moy gains a novel and intimate connection to seven generations of Chinese ancestors. They include Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman known to set foot in North America. Among other honors, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy was selected by the Today Show for its popular #ReadWithJenna Book Club.
Speculative fiction writer Peng Shepherd burst onto the literary scene in 2019 with The Book of M. In this critically acclaimed debut, people all across the globe are mysteriously shedding their shadows – and a few days later, losing their memories as well. Booklist praises the premise as “existential apocalypse that is eerie, dark, and compelling.” The Book of M won Shepherd the coveted Neukom Institute Award for Debut Speculative Fiction. Her anticipated follow-up, The Cartographers, hit shelves in March 2022. It centers around Nell Young, a budding scholar born to renowned map expert Dr. Daniel Young. When her estranged and enigmatic father dies under mysterious circumstances, Nell comes into possession of an old highway map. It looks unremarkable, but harbors fantastical and dangerous secrets. In a rave review, Bookpage says: “The Cartographers is wildly imaginative and totally mind-bending in the best possible way. Shepherd has crafted a juicy mystery masquerading as a grown-up scavenger hunt.”
Acclaimed essayist and poet Boyah J. Farah immigrated to the United States in the mid-1990s as part of the Somali diaspora, when thousands of families fled the war-torn Horn of Africa. Instead of finding safety and freedom, Farah quickly learned that his adoptive country is plagued by deep-seated issues of its own. Systemic injustices against Black people run a wide gamut, from widespread police prejudice to countless microaggressions in workplace and social settings. Boyah’s memoir, America Made Me a Black Man, is one of the first-ever book-length examinations of American racism written from an African emigrant’s perspective. Notes Publishers Weekly: “With a singular poetic voice brimming with imagery, Boyah challenges us to face difficult truths about the destructive forces that threaten Black lives.” In addition to his writing career, Farah is founder of the Abaadi School in Garowe, Somalia, which teaches STEM skills to boys and girls aged 13-24.
Rebecca Roanhorse is among a small cohort of “Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror, and fantasy – genres in which Native writers have long been overlooked” (The New York Times). Roanhorse’s speculative fiction, much of which is informed by her Navajo heritage, has earned the genre’s coveted Nebula, Hugo, Campbell, and Locus awards. Titles of note include Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts, the first two installments of The Sixth World young adult series. Roanhorse is also among a handful of writers invited to contribute to the perennially popular Star Wars expanded universe. Her bestselling Star Wars: Resistance Reborn is a canon prequel to the 2019 blockbuster film The Rise of Skywalker. Roanhorse’s latest is the critically acclaimed Between Earth and Sky trilogy. Inspired by the pre-Columbian civilizations of America, the series offers a page-turning blend of political intrigue, celestial prophecies, and forbidden magic. Booklist calls it “perfect for those who love George R. R. Martin’s series but crave more diverse worlds.” Fevered Star, the latest installment, hits shelves on April 19.
Tia Williams is a tour de force in the style industry. For more than two decades, she served as beauty editor for iconic magazines including Elle, Glamour, and Essence. She also pioneered the “beauty blog” with her influential, award-winning site Shake Your Beauty. Williams parlayed many of her first-hand experiences into The Accidental Diva (2001), her debut novel, which “accurately relates the joys and the pains of [working in] the beauty industry” (Booklist). Her follow-up, The Perfect Find, garnered Williams the African American Literary Award for Best Fiction and is currently being adapted into a romantic comedy starring and produced by Gabrielle Union. Williams’ latest novel, Seven Days in June, became an instant New York Times bestseller and gained a still wider audience as the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick for June 2021. Seven Days in June tracks the star-crossed love story of Eva and Shane, two gifted writers with an undeniable chemistry but complicated personal history. As New York Magazine notes: “Williams creates an entire world around the new Black literati. It’s Black without apology, qualification, or race-related tragedy.”
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