Vali Nasr, author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Decline, was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Jonathan Rieder’s op-ed, excerpted from his book Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation, is featured in The New York Times.
Nate Silver explains what’s really happening in American politics nearly every day in the New York Times. His book, The Signal and the Noise, was a New York Times bestseller for months and hailed as one of 2012’s best books by numerous sites. He has been called the “most famous journalist in America today, and deservedly so.”
Congratulations to now-Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of (with Amelia Tyagi) The Two-Income Trap.
Alison Bechdel has been nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Are You My Mother? A 2012 New York Times Notable Book, Are You My Mother was also named by Slate and Time as one of 2012’s best nonfiction books. Alison is a Guggenheim Fellow and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Publishing Triangle. She has been recently profiled in both The New Yorker, and Time magazine.
Stephanie Coontz had the cover of the New York Times Sunday Review to talk about the state of American gender equality. She also recently spoke with Stephen Colbert about her book A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s on The Colbert Report.
ACLU president Susan Herman’s book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy, has been awarded the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.
Dalton Conley is profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his volunteer work as Dean of Arts and Sciences for the pioneering tuition-free University of the People.
Kayla Williams talks about the Pentagon’s decision to allow women in combat for a range of media: CBS, BBC, The Guardian, and Slate. She also reflects on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War for the New York Times.
Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson’s Winner-Take-All Politics is on the New York Times paperback bestseller list. They have appeared with Bill Moyers in the first three episodes of his new PBS show, Moyers & Company. He calls the book “the most important I’ve read” since ending the old show, and considers the two professors “the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of political science.”
Read Jonah Keri’s latest analysis for Grantland of the Rays, following the success of The Extra 2%.
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich writes about her boyfriend, her python, and her sexual identity for the Modern Love column in the New York Times.
Sheril Kirshenbaum, the author of The Science of Kissing, talks about kissing in a new CNN video. Watch for her weekly columns for Al Jazeera.
Keith Meldahl’s Hard Road West, a geological history of the westward journey, was described by The Atlantic’s literary and national editor Benjamin Schwartz as “one of the best books I’ve read in the past five years.”
Sharon McGrayne’s book on Bayes’ Rule, The Theory That Would Not Die, was lauded by Alan Krueger, the new chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, in an interview in the New York Times.
Yascha Mounk writes about Walter Laqueur’s dark vision of Europe and whether it’s right in the Wall Street Journal.
Ellen Forney has been nominated for an Eisner Award. Her memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me is a New York Times bestseller, and named a best book of 2012 by The Washington Post, Time, and Entertainment Weekly. Her memoir has earned raves from NPR, Time, O, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. She is the 2012 “Genius Award” winner, in Literature, from The Stranger magazine, and was recently interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Publishers Weekly listed Mario Livio’s Brilliant Blunders: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientist that Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe as one of the top science books for spring 2013.
Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is a New York Times Bestseller, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, USA Today, The Village Voice, Wired, and NPR, among many others, and has earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. It has been named one of the “10 Most Anticipated Graphic Novels & Comics of 2013″ by Paste Magazine and a “Book of the Week” by PW. Her national book tour kicks off in NYC this April.
Nicole J. Georges’s Calling Dr. Laura earned a rave review from National Public Radio, and has been featured in Vanity Fair, Slate, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Oregonian and Portland Monthly, among many others. She was named one of “8 Worthy Successors to Alison Bechdel” by Flavorwire. Watch her book trailer, here.
James Wright discusses Those Who Have Borne the Battle on NPR’s The Takeaway and with Alex Wagner on MSNBC.
Fred Guterl discusses The Fate of the Species with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, with Leonard Lopate on NPR, and Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC. He explains “climate armageddon” in Scientific American, the rise of autonomous software in Slate, and global warming in The New York Times.
Martha Nussbaum discussed The New Religious Intolerance on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show.
Laney and Gay Salisbury’s The Cruelest Miles is much discussed in “Spirit of a Racer in a Dog’s Blood,” one of the most heavily emailed articles in the New York Times.
Andrew Revkin of the Times praises “the extraordinary books of Brian Fagan” in his Dot Earth blog post on teaching climate change.
Josh Kosman talks about the role of private equity in the US economy on PBS NewsHour.
Marya Hornbacher is a PEN judge for their award in creative nonfiction. Two of her essays are finalists for the Iowa Review prize in creative nonfiction.
Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo’s The Statues that Walked has won the Society for American Archaeology Book Award for 2012.
Carlo Rotella writes on James Schamus in The New York Times Magazine.
Susan Kaiser Greenland writes on “Why the Controversy over High Stakes Testing and Teacher Evals Matters” in The Huffington Post.
George Musser writes on the paradox of time for Scientific American.
Clyde Prestowitz’s The Betrayal of American Prosperity is discussed in The New Yorker.
Robert Perkinson, author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire, has won the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith award for Nonfiction.
Pamela Haag, author of Marriage Confidential, now has a twice-a-week column, “Marriage 3.0,” at the Big Think magazine, which was just rated by Time magazine as the #1 website source for news and information. Recent interviews and features on Marriage Confidential include the Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, and SexyFeminist.com. Haag also has original essays in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and for the Huffington Post’s inaugural “Weddings” section. Marriage Confidential was voted one of the Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Books by Ms. magazine.
Wendy Moffat, author of A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster was a runner up for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld award for Biography.
Galley Cat has listed our own Holly Bemiss as one of the 100 best agents on Twitter.