General Fiction News

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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue is Latest Oprah's Book Club Pick (2017-06-26): Oprah has selected Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue as her latest Oprah's Book Club selection. This is Imbolo's debut novel.

Amazon Launches Amazon Charts Most Read and Most Sold Lists (2017-05-29): Amazon has announced its Amazon Charts bestselling books list. It includes fiction and nonfiction books.

2016 Costa Book Awards Category Winners Announced (2017-01-04): The category winners of the 2016 Costa Book Awards have been announced.

President Obama Shares His 2016 Summer Reading List (2016-08-15): President Barack Obama is a big reader, as are his children. His 2016 summer reading list has a mix of nonfiction, general fiction and science fiction.

Oprah Chooses The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead for Oprah's Book Club (2016-08-05): The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is climbing the bestseller lists after being chosen by Oprah for her Oprah's Book Club.

Stephenie Meyer's Next Book is a Spy Thriller (2016-07-19): Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's next book will be a spy thriller which will be released in November, 2016.

Saddam Hussein's Novella to be Published in English (2016-07-12): Saddam Hussein's novella Devil's Dance will be published in English for the first time by British publisher Hesperus

Barnes & Noble to Offer 500,000 Signed Books on Black Friday (2015-11-09): Barnes & Noble will offer half a million signed books by over 120 authors on Black Friday.

Readers Can't Get Enough of Christian Grey (2015-06-23): Readers can't get enough of Christian Grey. E.L. James' new book, Grey, told from Christian's point of view broke sales records in its first week of release.

Reese Witherspoon to Narrate Audiobook of New Harper Lee Novel (2015-04-27): Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon will narrate the audiobook version of the upcoming Harper Lee novel, Go Set a Watchman.

Books by Sherman Alexie and Toni Morrison Make List of Most Banned Books (2015-04-14): Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye are two of the most banned books of 2014.

Isabel Allende to Publish New Novel With Atria Books (2015-03-10): Isabel Allende has moved to Atria Books. She will publish The Japense Lover with Atria this fall

Entourage's Ari Gold Inks Book Deal With Hachette (2015-03-03): Entourage character Ari Gold is writing a book just in time for the Entourage movie. The super agent, played by Jeremy Piven, will share his secrets to world domination.

Oprah's New Book Club Pick is Ruby by Cynthia Bond (2015-02-10): Oprah Winfrey is super excited about her first book pick in a year. Her choice is the novel Ruby by Cynthia Bond.

David Duchovny's First Novel to be Published in February (2015-01-21): David Duchovny is an author. His first novel, Holy Cow: A Modern Dairy Tale is a fable for adults and children. It will be released in February.

James Patterson and the Exploding Book (2015-01-20): James Patterson is offering a once in a lifetime experience for a fan: for $294,038 you can fly to an exotic location, watch the novel be donated by a bomb squad.

Mark Zuckerberg Starts World's Biggest Book Club (2015-01-03): Mark Zuckerberg has started an online book club called A Year of Books. You better be a fast reader: he's reading one book every other week.

Barnes and Noble Offering 500,000 Signed First Editions for Sale on Black Friday (2014-11-24): Barnes and Noble asked more than 100 top authors and celebs to sign first editions of their books. 500,000 signed books will be available in bookstores on Black Friday.

Two American Authors Make the Shortlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize (2014-09-10): Americans Joshua Ferris and Karen Joy Fowler have made the shortlist for the $80,000 2014 Man Booker Prize. This is the first year Americans are eligible.

Bruce Springsteen Writes Picture Book for Adults Called Outlaw Pete (2014-08-28): Bruce Springsteen and cartoonist Frank Caruso have teamed up to write a picture book for adults called Outlaw Pete. The book is based on Bruce's 2009 single of the same name.