August 22, 2017
Television rights to Amor Towles’ bestselling novel A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW (Viking) have been acquired by Carolyn Newman, Senior VP of Scripted Programming at eOne. Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) is attached to direct and will executive produce with Xavier Marchand of Moonriver Content.
Viking published A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW in September 2016. It has been on The New York Times bestseller list for 38 weeks and remains in the Top 10. Most recently, the book hit the #1 spot in the Indie bestseller list for the third week in a row.
Set during the Soviet Union’s turbulent early 1920s, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW tells the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and now must live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.
eOne will serve as the studio for the TV series and controls worldwide rights.
August 18, 2017
Alex Gilvarry will discuss and sign copies of his second novel EASTMAN WAS HERE (Viking) at McNally Jackson Booksellers on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m. Following his widely acclaimed debut, FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NON-ENEMY COMBATANT, the author employs the same thoughtful, yet dark sense of humor in this new novel.expand
The year is 1973, and Alan Eastman, a public intellectual, accidental cultural critic, washed-up war journalist, husband, and philanderer; finds himself alone on the floor of his study in an existential crisis. In the depths of despair, he receives an unexpected and unwelcome phone call from his old rival dating back to his days on the Harvard literary journal, offering him the chance to go to Vietnam to write the definitive account of the end of America’s longest war. This ambitious new novel captures a man’s search for meaning in the face of advancing age, fading love, and a rapidly-changing world.
EASTMAN WAS HERE is one of The Millions’ Most Anticipated Books of the Second Half of 2017 and BuzzFeed’s Exciting New Books You Need To Read This Summer.
Gilvarry is the winner of the Hornblower Award for a First Book and Best New Voice 2012 by Bookspan, and selected by the New York Times as an Editor’s Choice. He is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and has received fellowships from the Harry Ransom Center and the Norman Mailer Center. He is also a professor at Monmouth University where he teaches fiction.
July 20, 2017
When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth United States Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, a period that included such critical events as the take-down of Osama bin Laden, the leaks of Edward Snowden, the Benghazi attack, and Russia’s influence on the 2016 U.S election.expand
July 13, 2017
On Wednesday evening, NY Times bestselling author Tana French was awarded the 2017 Strand Magazine Critics Award for Best Novel for her book THE TRESPASSER (Viking). This marks Ms. French’s fifth best-novel nomination and her first win. Her longtime publicist Ben Petrone accepted the award on her behalf at the award ceremony.expand
July 11, 2017
Viking is pleased to announce that Valerie Jarrett will publish a book in 2019. Wendy Wolf, Associate Publisher at Viking, acquired North American rights from Creative Artists Agency. Ms. Jarrett, who was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, will share her circuitous journey as aexpand
June 5, 2017
The New York Public Library held the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award ceremony in NYC last Thursday (6/1), when Viking/Penguin author Karan Mahajan won for his novel THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS. This is the latest in a string of accolades for Mahajan, who earlier this year was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists,expand
April 27, 2017
Nathaniel Philbrick has won the George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his book, VALIANT AMBITION: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution (Viking/Penguin). Now in its 12th year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience.expand
April 10, 2017
Viking is pleased to announce two new books from Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hidden Figures. Wendy Wolf, Vice President and Associate Publisher of Viking, acquired North American rights, as well as audio and first serial, from Mackenzie Brady Watson at the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.expand
March 24, 2017
Five finalists have been announced for the $10,000 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, “honoring the works of five commanding, diverse, young authors” aged 35 or younger, including our two nominees: THE MOTHERS by Brit Bennett (Riverhead) and THE ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BOMBS by Karan Mahajan (Viking/Penguin).expand
Pamela Dorman Books / Viking to Publish New Novel by Jojo Moyes, Continuing the Story of Louisa Clark
March 9, 2017
Pamela Dorman Books/Viking is delighted to announce the publication of a new novel by Jojo Moyes featuring Louisa Clark, the character readers have come to know and love from global bestsellers Me Before You and After You. The new novel will be published in Spring 2018, and will follow Lou as she heads for New York, only to find herself torn between her old life and her new.expand