News & Updates

February 2018

  • We are beyond proud to announce that THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish has been added to the “2018 Great Graphic Novels for Teens” list by YALSA. See the list here.


January 2018

  •  We’re excited to share that BLACKOUT by Alex Segura has been chosen as one of Literary Hub‘s “Most Anticipated Crime, Mystery, and Thriller Titles of 2018.” See the list here.


December 2017

  • Read The New York Times Magazine tribute to Jane Juska in “The Lives They Lived” issue from December 31, 2017. Read it here.
  • We’re proud to announce that THE ANIMATORS by Kayla Rae Whitaker, L’APPART by David Lebovitz, and THE MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS by Rebecca Solnit have all been included on NPR‘s “Best Books for 2017.” See the list here.
  • We’re excited to share that THE ANIMATORS by Kayla Rae Whitaker has been chosen as one of BookPage‘s “Best Books of 2017.” See the list here.
  • We’re proud to announce that ON TRAILS by Robert Moor has won a 2017 National Outdoor Book Award. See the winners here.


November 2017

  • Read Kayla Rae Whitaker‘s essay “What it’s like to live in Kentucky and sell your debut novel to Hollywood” for the Los Angeles Times here.
  • We’re proud to announce that THE ANIMATORS by Kayla Rae Whitaker has been chosen as one of Kirkus Reviews‘s Best Fiction of 2017. See the full list here.
  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s piece “Let This Flood of Women’s Stories Never Cease: On Fighting Foundational Misogyny One Story at a Time” for LitHub here.
  • Read Liska Jacobs‘s essay “A Tribute to Women on the Edge” for Chicago Review of Books here.


October 2017

  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s essay “Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton, and Blaming Women for the Acts of Men: Or, An Incomplete List of Things That Are Not Men’s Fault” for LitHub here.
  • Read David Gallaher‘s essay “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys: Reflecting on Good Boys, Bad Boys, and Cowboys” for The Good Men Project here.
  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s piece “A Fire-Devastated Northern California Takes Care Of Its Own” for The New Yorker here.


September 2017

  • Watch Lauren Marks‘s interview on TODAY with Maria Shriver here.
  • Read Kayla Rae Whitaker‘s essay “Hanging Out with Pennywise and My Grandmother’s Ghost” for Lit Hub here.
  • We’re proud to announce that ON TRAILS by Robert Moor has been nominated in the 2017 Banff Mountain Book Competition: Mountain Literature – Non-Fiction, sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. See the full list here.
  • Adriana E. Ramirez‘s essay “What does it mean to be a poet in the face of violence? On Black Bodies, Metaphor, and Mourning” was selected as Notable in Best American Essays 2017. Read it here.
  • Katherine Standefer‘s essay “Wilderness” was selected as Notable in Best American Essays 2017. Read it here.
  • Read Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman’s piece “A Free-Speech To-Do List for College Administrators” for the Wall Street Journal here.
  • Read Liska Jacob‘s essay “Great Things” for Talking Book here.
  • Read Kayla Rae Whitaker‘s essay “My Impostor Year” for Lenny Letter here.
  • New York Times Book Review column Match Book, recommends Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia. Read the article here.


August 2017

  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s essay “If I Were a Man” for The Guardian here.
  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s interview with The Guardian discussing THE MOTHER OF ALL QUESTIONS and more here.
  • Congratulations to Robert Moor: ON TRAILS is a New York Times Bestseller! See the list here.
  • Read The New York Times article on Rebecca Solnit “How Rebecca Solnit Became the Voice of the Resistance” here.


July 2017

  • Watch Sonia Nazario on DemocracyNow! discussing the tragedy in San Antonio here.
  • THE WIDOW NASH is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. See the article here.
  • Congratulations to Jamie Harrison: THE WIDOW NASH is a PNBA Indie Bound Bestseller! See the list here.
  • Congratulations to Robert Moor: ON TRAILS is a National Indie Bound Bestseller! See the list here.
  • The Hill Nadell Literary Agency has joined Twitter! Follow us @HillNadell


June 2017

  • Read the Los Angeles Times’ review for Christine Pelisek‘s The Grim Sleeper here.
  • Read Omer Aziz’s essay “I Am Not a ‘Paki,’ Not a Terrorist. I Am Nobody but Myself.” in the New York Times Sunday Review here.
  • The New York Times has named Christine Pelisek‘s The Grim Sleeper as one of their favorite True Crime books for the summer. See the list here.
  • Read Rebecca Solnit‘s essay “The Loneliness of Donald Trump: On the Corrosive Privilege of the Most Mocked Man in the World” for Literary Hub here.


March 2017

  • Read Sonia Nazario‘s op-ed on the right way to secure the border in the Los Angeles Times here.
  • Watch Christine Pelisek discuss writing The Grim Sleeper on the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel “Lost Stories of the West” on C-SPAN/Book TV here.
  • 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.