Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wondering where the beautiful cover art for The End of Nightby Paul Bogard came from? Artist and astronomer Tyler Nordgren created a series of posters to advertise the night sky modeled after the Works Progress Administration (WPA) art of the 1930s. “I’d always loved those old WPA posters from the parks,” he told Paul in an interview for the book. “ANd so I thought, Let’s find a way to incorporate new posters of the night sky and parks and planets.” You can see even more of his poster designs (and even order your own poster) here.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Our book-loving, publishing nerdy Tumblr has moved. This blog is now defunct, but if you truly miss us, you can start following us at littlebrown.tumblr.com.
It’s almost May, and for us publishing folks, that can only mean one thing: BEA. What are you doing to prepare?
Follow us over at our new blog.
Spotted: Mannequin in the window of Mrs. Dalloway’s in Berkley dressed as Bernadette (sunglasses, scarf, and all) from Maria Semple’s novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette.This mannequin really seems to have a thing for Little, Brown books. Earlier this year she was seen next to a copy of My Ideal Bookshelf!
A post from our new blog over at littlebrown.tumblr.com. We’ll be phasing this one out soon, but don’t worry, we’ll have the same great stuff over at our new blog.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Good morning, and happy Monday! Today marks the start of the week, and the start of our new Little, Brown tumblr. We’re moving from littlebrownandcompany.tumblr.com to littlebrown.tumblr.com, but we promise our posts will stay just as bookish and nerdy. For now, Welcome!
We’re moving! Check out our new tumblr.
Super fun Twitter chat happening at noon ET on Wednesday, May 1st! Jennifer Close and Lucinda Rosenfeld will chat about all things siblings, sister rivalry, family, writing, and more using the hashtag #SmartandPretty. You can start asking questions on Twitter now with that hashtag and Jennifer and Lucinda will answer during the chat!
Here’s more about their novels:
The Smart One
Entertainment Weekly says, ““If you’re looking for the literary equivalent of HBO’s Girls, then check out Jennifer Close’s debut novel, Girls in White Dresses, which charts the travails of flailing twentysomethings. Her follow-up, The Smart One, feels the way Girls could circa season 6, when ‘almost getting it kind of together’ ceases to be cute… . This bighearted novel examines a generation of nonstarters with a mix of empathy and Close’s signature deadpan, pathos-driven humor.”
Jennifer on Twitter @JenniferClose
The Pretty One
“Although the novel’s twists and turns are entertaining, it’s the sisters’ realistic swings from jealousy to unity that make it compelling.Once again, the author of I’m So Happy forYou portrays women with insight.” (Booklist)
Lucinda on Twitter @Lucindaros
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Signed Copies of LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS “David Sedaris was hilarious at the Long Center last night, and we were lucky enough to be the bookseller. In a addition to leaving us with some very funny off color jokes, David also generously signed a ton of stock for us. Get your signed copy of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls! “
The New York Times crossword had one of our favorite words in it last week: Schmaltz! We’re getting ready to publish The Book of Schmaltz: Love Song to a Forgotten Fat by Michael Ruhlman, and it seems like the word is popping up everywhere. While the word has come to mean sentimental, Ruhlman explores it’s original meaning — rendered chicken fat — and provides some great recipes for using this flavor-packed ingredient.
David Sedaris tells Terry Gross about his public persona versus his private one, the person who appears in his diaries:
There’s the you that you present to the world and then there’s, you know, of course the real one and, if you’re lucky, there’s not a huge difference between those two people and I guess in my diary I’m not afraid to be boring. It’s not my job to entertain anyone in my diary.
Image via WMagazine
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Looking for the next mystery to read? The Sony store just created this awesome Discover Map to help you find it! It’s kind of like a maze full of books. Take a closer look here.
Kevin Maher disscuses The Fields
Listen to Kevin Maher discuss his debut novel The Fieldsabout a young Irish boy falling in love for the first time on the Books Podcast. Might I add that he has a lovely voice to listen to!