Literary agent Bill Clegg has been the talk of the town since last week, when Radaronline.com reported that Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, his boss at the William Morris Agency, had gone out with a proposal for a memoir he intends to write about his descent into and recovery from crack addiction.
Today, Pat Read More
As reported earlier, Tom Wolfe is working on a new novel set in Miami called Back to Blood, which will be published in 2009 by Little, Brown.
According to a press release, the book would deal with "class, family, wealth, race, crime, sex, corruption, and ambition." The overriding theme, though, based on an interview Read More
Downtown: My Manhattan, by Pete Hamill. Little, Brown and Company, 289 pages, $23.95.
Pete Hamill and I make an odd couple. He’s a grizzled old guy; I’m a fresh young daisy. He’s been the editor in chief of the New York Post and the Daily News, covered numerous foreign wars and produced a fat Read More
Like a couple of million other Americans, I’ve already read Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones -so the fact that it will not be appearing in paperback this summer makes no difference to my reading plans. But those who have been waiting for the paperback version of the novel, in which a murdered 14-year-old girl tells Read More
The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions , by Rick Moody. Little, Brown and Company, 323 pages, $24.95.
This may not turn out to be the worst book of 2002, but I bet it’s the only contender written by an acclaimed literary novelist, an ambitious writer, skilled and intelligent, who once seemed on the Read More
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , by Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown and Company, 279 pages, $24.95.
Malcolm Gladwell is a David Macaulay of ideas. He won’t tell you how a zipper or a gearshift works, but he is illuminating on the subject of ideological behavior. Which is to Read More
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men , by David Foster Wallace. Little, Brown & Company, 273 pages, $24.
It’s a lovely title, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men , and also unlikely: as if anything from the pen of David Foster Wallace, the profligate Wunderkind who gave us 1,079 pages of Infinite Jest could ever be brief. Read More
All Too Human: A Political Education , by George Stephanopoulos. Little, Brown & Company, 456 pages, $27.95.
One evening during the fall of 1992, I took George Stephanopoulos and James Carville out for dinner in Little Rock. I had written a column in Newsweek about then-Gov. Bill Clinton’s use of language, noting that when he’d Read More
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
So, it would appear, is the motto of the millennium for New York book publishers, as they look toward a place they once held at arm’s distance–Hollywood–for new talent. Take Little, Brown & Company, publisher of literary novelists such as David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest ) and Rick Read More
The Archivist , by Martha Cooley. Little, Brown & Company, 328 pages, $22.95.
Not every day does an ambitious, intensely literary first novel get a big push from a big publisher. But here we have Little, Brown & Company (and behind it the might of Time Warner Inc.) peddling The Archivist , an egghead’s delight, Read More