Latest Book Deals (Courtesy of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 9 May 2011)

Latest e-letter from Publishers Weekly has announcement of the following deals:

Sci-Fi/ Fantasy:

  • Leigh Evans’s Hedi’s Book of Rules,  “the first in a new series about a half-blooded Fae who must steal an amulet to rescue her last surviving family member, and soon finds herself on the run with the very werewolf who once betrayed her,” to St. Martin’s

General/ Other

  • NEA fiction fellow Ed Falco’s The Family Corleone, “an all-new prequel to The Godfather based on an unproduced screenplay by Mario Puzo set in 1933 in the depths of depression-era New York before the Corleones rise to power and telling the unknown history of how Vito Corleone fought to survive in the brutal criminal underworld,” to Grand Central for publication in June 2012

History/ Politics/ Current Affairs

  • Terrorism expert and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen’s “account of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden, drawing on access to senior U.S. government and military officials as well as key political and intelligence figures in Pakistan and Afghanistan, covering the hunt for bin Laden over the past decade . . . ” to Crown


  • Chris Kyle’s American Sniper, a memoir of “the most successful, and deadly, sniper in American military history, former Navy SEAL chief Chris Kyle, who in Iraq recorded more sniper kills than any U.S. soldier ever before . . . ” to William Morrow

There were other deal announcements, such as Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo’s untitled memoir covering her “decades of working in television and film, her childhood, and her tumultuous relationship with John Heard,” but, alas, it is very very late at night in New York, and self has to go to bed to prepare for further adventures on the morrow.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

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