News & Updates

March 2017

  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s essay “Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option” for the Guardian here and an excerpt “Silence and powerlessness go hand in hand – women’s voices must be heard” from Mother of All Questions here.



February 2017



January 2017

  • Listen to Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Maria Popova at City Arts & Lectures, aired by KQED Public Radio on January 24 at 8pm, January 25 at 2am, and January 29 at 1pm here.
  • Listen to Rebecca Solnit‘s interview with On the Media on finding hope in dark and uncertain places here.
  • We are proud to announce that Robert Moor‘s On Trails: An Exploration was chosen as a winner of the 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Award here.


September 2016

  • Robert Moor‘s On Trails: An Exploration was chosen as one of Amazon’s Best 20 nonfiction books of 2016 here.
  • We’re proud to announce that On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor is now on the shortlist for the 2017 Pacific Northwest Book Award, awarded by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association here.
  • Ruben Castaneda‘s S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. was chosen as Nylon’s sole DC representative on its state-by-state list of best nonfiction books here.



August 2016



July 2016


June 2016

  • Bernadette Murphy‘s Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life is one of Mercury Newport News’ “12 Books Worth Reading This Summer” here
  • Kayla Rae Whitaker‘s The Animators has been featured in Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2016 Adult Announcements for Literary Fiction here
  • Bernadette Murphy‘s Harley and Me: Embracing Risk on the Road to a More Authentic Life is one of The National Book Review’s 5 Hot Picks here
  • Patrick Kuh‘s Finding the Flavors We Lost: From Bread to Bourbon, How Artisans Reclaimed American Food has been included on KPCC’s Take Two Summer Reading List here
  • Robert Krulwich’s blog post on Robert Moor‘s On Trails: An Exploration here
  • Bernadette Murphy‘s essay “Road Tripping While Female: On the Absence of Women in the Literature of American Adventure” on LitHub can be read here

May 2016

  • Listen to Rebecca Solnit‘s interview with On Being here


April 2016

  • David Ulin wrote an op-ed in the LA Times about the renaming of Elysian Park Avenue, available to read here
  • Also in the LA Times is Tony Cohan‘s op-ed about about refugees in Denmark, found here
  • Bernadette Murphy‘s article about the Everest quake appeared in Climbing and can be accessed here



February 2016

  • We’re proud to announce that Sidewalking by David Ulin is now on the shortlist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, awarded by the PEN American Center.
  • Kate Racculia was a guest on Book Talk, a radio show airing on WNHH, to discuss her novel Bellweather Rhapsody. Listen to the interview and discussion here.
  • PEOPLE Magazine wrote a feature article about Christine Pelisek‘s decade-long involvement with the Grim Sleeper case. Find the article here, and pick up a copy of PEOPLE to read more.



January 2016

  • The Millions has revealed the fan-chosen cover for the 20th anniversary edition of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. See the cover and read the Q&A with Michael Pietsch here.
  • Rebecca Solnit is a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary for her “Easy Chair” column in Harper’s Magazine.
  • Food writer and restaurant critic Patric Kuh was a contributor to the National Magazine Award-nominated Los Angeles Magazine issue “Taco City.”



December 2015


October 2015



April 2015

  • We’re pleased to announce that David Ulin has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the field of study of general nonfiction.
  • Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit has just won the 2015 NCIBA Book of the Year award in nonfiction.
  • Diana Marcum was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her reporting on the drought in California. Click here to read the series in the LA Times.
  • Sebastian Rotella‘s Frontline documentary American Terrorist airs this month on PBS.
  • We’re also proud to announce that Joshua Davis Spare Parts is a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize in the nonfiction category, as well as nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2014.
  • S Street Rising by Ruben Castaneda is a finalist in the 2015 International Latino Book Awards, the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino literature and culture.
  • Erwin Chemerinsky‘s The Case Against the Supreme Court is an ABA Silver Gavel Award Finalist. The American Bar Association annually presents the Silver Gavel Awards to recognize work in media and the arts that have been exemplary in helping to foster the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system.