libraryjournal
libraryjournal:


All authors have stories,  and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill.
Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give her rousing sf tale, or the polished writing accomplished nonfiction authors Caitlin Moran, Ben Mezrich, and John Vaillant bring to their first fiction forays. Miranda July, who has conquered the worlds of short stories, film, performance art, and apps, can be expected to look at novel writing a little differently. And former professional skateboarder Michael Christie definitely brings an edgy rush to his writing. These are just some of the “Authors You’ve Met” featured in this roundup, and you’ll get to know more.

Recognize the faces? Look at the notables who are gracing the cover of our October 1 issue!

libraryjournal:

All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published in the fall 2014/winter 2015 season that are proving to be the most exciting of a big, big bunch. All authors also have back­stories, as evidenced by our cover, which features a handful of debut authors whose own life stories are particularly colorful and well known. Fiction titles don’t come out of nowhere but—if they’re any good—are suffused with an author’s particular background, perspective, experience, and skill.

Consider the voice a fine actor like Gillian Anderson should give her rousing sf tale, or the polished writing accomplished nonfiction authors Caitlin Moran, Ben Mezrich, and John Vaillant bring to their first fiction forays. Miranda July, who has conquered the worlds of short stories, film, performance art, and apps, can be expected to look at novel writing a little differently. And former professional skateboarder Michael Christie definitely brings an edgy rush to his writing. These are just some of the “Authors You’ve Met” featured in this roundup, and you’ll get to know more.

Recognize the faces? Look at the notables who are gracing the cover of our October 1 issue!

vintageanchorbooks
vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1935, an infant named Tenzin Gyatso, future leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born to a peasant family in Takster, Tibet. At age two, he will be declared the Dalai Lama. In 1999, he will have two bestsellers on the nonfiction lists. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”  ― Dalai Lama XIV For over three decades, Pico Iyer, one of our most cherished travel writers, has been a friend to the Dalai Lama. Over these years through intimate conversations, he has come to know him in a way that few can claim. Here he paints an unprecedented portrait of one of the most singular figures of our time, explaining the Dalai Lama’s work and ideas about politics, science, technology, and religion. For Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, The Open Road illuminates the hidden life and the daily challenges of this global icon. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/yOulo

vintageanchorbooks:

On this day in 1935, an infant named Tenzin Gyatso, future leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born to a peasant family in Takster, Tibet. At age two, he will be declared the Dalai Lama. In 1999, he will have two bestsellers on the nonfiction lists.

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”
Dalai Lama XIV

For over three decades, Pico Iyer, one of our most cherished travel writers, has been a friend to the Dalai Lama. Over these years through intimate conversations, he has come to know him in a way that few can claim. Here he paints an unprecedented portrait of one of the most singular figures of our time, explaining the Dalai Lama’s work and ideas about politics, science, technology, and religion. For Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike, The Open Road illuminates the hidden life and the daily challenges of this global icon. Read an excerpt here: http://ow.ly/yOulo