Jan 31, 2011 @ 9:00:00 am
We’ve just heard that Sheila Heti’s second novel, How Should A Person Be?, has been sold to Henry Holt for publication in summer 2012. We’ve been praising the book since the day we scored a copy from Toronto’s House of Anansi Press this fall, and were puzzled by the seeming lack of stateside interest in publishing it. One Observer article, an excerpt in n+1, and some proclamations of Heti’s talent from literati such as n+1 editor Mark Greif and art critic Dave Hickey and—presto!—as Heti told us in an email: “There were three other houses interested, so things did turn around very quickly indeed, and I'm happy.”
Haruki Murakami’s highly anticipated fifteen-hundred-page-plus novel,1Q84, will be published by Knopf in a single volume in October.
After the Tucson shootings, pundits strained to discern a liberal or
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