Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Granta 113 Featured in Publishers Weekly

The latest issue of Granta Magazine has cought the eye of the major publishing magazine, Publishers Weekly.

Why? Well because, as always, Ganta is putting out something wonderfully original. Rather than focusing on the best new American or English authors or publishing the top 20 under forty, as the latest issue of the New Yorker, this latest issue of Granta Magazine is showcasing the best young spanish-language novelists.

That's right, the entire issue is published in translation. 22 Spanish-speaking novelists from around the world will be showcased to spotlight writing that is not normally seen in the English-speaking parts of the world.

Check out what Publishers Weekly has to say about Granta 113 here, and don't forget to enjoy the brilliant ingenuity of Granta Magazine

From Washington to Japan: Praise of Soho’s ‘Love Songs from a Shallow Grave’ far-reaching

Colin Cotterill’s Love Songs from a Shallow Grave has seen bountiful praise since its august release and now can add glowing reviews in The Washington Times and The Japan Times to its plentiful exposure.

Washington Times reviewer Muriel Dobbin says of Cotterill’s latest work, “His writing, as always, is skillful and smooth and his plot is artfully strung together. The book fascinates as it chills.” The full review can be found online here.

Mark Schreiber, Japan Times reviewer, was just as effusive, “Cotterill, a resident of Thailand, has a gift for creating memorably eccentric characters, while spinning a fascinating array of Southeast Asian history and folklore into his narratives.” The full review can be found online here.

Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, the 7th iteration in Cotterill’s ongoing series, can be found at the Soho website here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sarahlee Lawrence Talks to MOC about River House

Just last week, Sarahlee Lawrence, author of one of Tin House Books' latest titles, River House, sat down with the guys over at Making Owls Cool and gave an insightful interview about the origins and writing of the book that illustrates "the struggle to find contentment somewhere between what you love to do, where you love to be, and who you need to be with."

The book is an incredible work of personal insight and a great read. Check out the interview here and be sure to read River House by Sarahlee Lawrence, when it hits the book shelves this Fall.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Soho's Love Songs from a Shallow Grave Receiving Praise from all Places

Colin Cotterill's latest crime thriller, the seventh in a series of investigation novels featuring one Dr. Siri, finds the author's "coroner" in Laos and is receiving immensely positive reviews.

The book has been reviewed by I Love Mystery as "a bizarre story in an exotic environment - one that provides a disturbing glimpse of what war-torn countries seized by new regimes can be like. Cotterill has come up with a plot that is rendered quite believable in this truly horrifying setting.” It has also been cited by The Olympian as being one of the forerunners of the new "exotic, international mystery" trend, alongside Steig Larsson's immensely popular Dragon Tattoo series. Furthermore, the book is going to be featured in the Washington Times book review in the coming issue this Thursday.

Be sure to read the I Love Mystery review and the article in The Olympian that name drops Cotterill's influence on the genre. And definitely check out the book at the Soho Press website.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rag and Bone, latest release by Soho Press, noted in latest New York Times book review

James R. Benn’s latest, Rag and Bone, was spotted in the September 17th Sunday Book Review. Benn, the established author of a continuing World War Two era crime series, take his famed cop protagonist Billy Boyle to the shores of a besieged London to solve a murder with political implications.

The entire favorable review can still be found on the New York Times website here.

Rag and Bone and its predecessors can be found on the Soho Press website here.

Eskandar opens Milan shop

Eskandar Milano, a Milan based branch of the growing high fashion company Eskandar, opened on September 7th. More information on Eskandar and the new Milan branch can be found on the Eskandar webpage here.

Further questions or inquiries regarding the new Milan shop can be directed to milanretail@eskandar.com.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Win McCormack sits down for interview about the recent re-release of his seminal book, The Rajneesh Chronicles

Win McCormack, venerated author and current editor-in-chief of Benay client Tin House Magazine, recently sat down with interviewer Nancy Rommelmann of OregonLive.com to discuss the upcoming re-release of his book, The Rajneesh Chronicles. The book is set for re-release this year to commemorate the 25th anniversary of The Dalles poisonings (one of the critical events in McCormack’s account).

The interview, which can be found here in its full entirety, touched on McCormack’s personal experiences in investigating the Oregon-based ‘cult’ headed by Indian emigrant Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

McCormack detailed the skepticism and threats he received while covering the Rajneesh ‘cult’ in the mid-eighties, which eventually earned him a William Allen White Commendation for investigative reporting.

The book, originally published in 1987, is available through the Tin House website here.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mary Volmer’s Crown of Dust lauded in Publishers Weekly review

Mary Volmer’s Crown of Dust, published by Benay client Soho Press, earned a favorable review in the September 6th edition of Publishers Weekly.

The reviewer described Volmer’s style as, “Distinctive, beautifully written” and punctuated the review by topically noting that Volmer had, “found a fat vein of gold in some heavily mined territory”.

The review is available online through the Publishers Weekly website within their reviews database here (note that registration is required for access).

Crown of Dust is an eloquently conveyed tale of two women of different pasts set in the mid-nineteenth century California gold rush. It is available through the Soho Press website here.

Graham Hancock set for multiple appearances across the country to promote latest book, Entangled, published by Benay client Disinformation®

Graham Hancock, the prolific author who recently appeared in the Disinformation® Original Motion Picture 2012: Science of Superstition, will stop in Boston on September 30th to speak about his latest book, Entangled. More information on the appearance can be found via the Disinformation® facebook page here.

Hancock has also planned stops in Arlington and South Portland before heading west for several stops in the Los Angeles area. Information regarding the entire schedule of appearances can be found on the Disinformation facebook events page here.

Entangled, a thrilling fantasy adventure, is set for release on October 1st. Pre-orders are available through the official Entangled website here.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Colin Cotterill’s Love Songs from a Shallow Grave recognized in New York Times book review

Colin Cotterill’s latest compelling chapter in the story of Laotian coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun, Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, caught the eye of the New York Times Crime Section book reviewer Marilyn Stasio within the Sunday, August 15th edition. The book, published by Benay client Soho Press, merited a brief description and recommendation. The full write-up can still be found on their website at the link below.


The book, and the predecessors in the series, can be found at the Soho Press website;