Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Radar: Neal Stephenson, Kris D’Agostino, Sebastian Junger

Book Radar rounds up some of the latest publishing deals which have caught my eye, gathered from reports at Publishers Marketplace, Galley Cat, office water-coolers and other places where hands are shaken and promises are made.  As with anything in the fickle publishing industry, dates and titles are subject to change.

From Publishers Lunch, news of the following book deals...

New York Times bestselling author (including the most recent Seveneves) Neal Stephenson’s Fall, pitched as a high-tech retelling of John Milton’s classic Paradise Lost featuring some characters from Stephenson’s Reamde, to William Morrow for publication in Fall 2017.

Author of The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac Kris D’Agostino’s The Antiques, a humorous family drama about three estranged siblings who return home, amidst a Hurricane Sandy-like storm, to sell an heirloom painting at their dying father’s request, only to discover their real fortunes lie elsewhere, pitched in the vein of Jonathan Tropper and Emma Straub, to Scribner.

Sebastian Junger’s Tribe, the follow-up to War, focusing on the stresses that veterans face after completing their service, combining history, psychology and anthropology as he investigates the “alienating effects of modern society,” to Twelve for publication in May 2016.

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