Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:22:00 am
Penguin's new cover for George Orwell's 1984.
The Millions has unveiled their annual list of the year’s most anticipated books. In addition to books that we’ve already covered (the new George Saunders and Alejandro Zambra) we’re especially excited about the Renata Adler re-releases, Rachel Kushner, and Fiona Maazel’s forthcoming novels, and the Helen DeWitt novel that we hope will eventually be published. For other year-in-books previews, check out the Google Hangout conversation between Los Angeles Times critics David Ulin and Carolyn Kellogg.
It’s the week of George Saunders. Today marks the release of his short story collection Tenth of December, which made the cover of The New York Times Magazine—with the headline “George Saunders Just Wrote the Best Book You’ll Read This Year,” no less—and has been roundly praised by everyone from Zach Baron in Bookforum
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