Z FEVER!

Today is publication day for Z – A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
by Therese Anne Fowler. The week has been a whirlwind of publicity with rave
reviews in People and Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine and Elle, and features in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, USA Today and Travel and Leisure.. The Huffington Post called it the “one of the most anticipated books of the year, “ and that has proven to be true.

Ninety-three years ago today ( yes, today!) F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel This Side of Paradise was published by Scribners. The new Great Gatsby film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan opens May 10 (you knew that, right?) .
So Z Fever continues. I hope it will last a good long time.

I’d like to offer a big shout out of thanks to our brilliant editor Hope Dellon and the fantastic team at St. Martins Press. Join us for a glass of champagne in honor Therese Anne Fowler and Z. Zelda would certainly approve. Cake anyone?

-WS

Celebrating Books That Change Lives

Monday night, we attended the Books For a Better Life Awards, sponsored by the National MS Society at the elegant New York Times Center. Had a wonderful time with our own finalist Claire Bidwell Smith and her Penguin team – the fabulous editor Denise Roy and publicist extraordinaire Liz Kennan – plus a room full of friends and colleagues. Claire’s extraordinary memoir The Rules of Inheritance didn’t take the prize, but we congratulate Will Schwalbe for winning the inspirational memoir category for The End of Your Life Book Club. Meredith Vieira was back as host and Gail Sheehy (introduced by none other than Tom Wolfe) gave a warm and inspiring speech about her late husband, the legendary Clay Felker. Win or lose, you win. It’s always such a great night. -WS