'Catherine' is by writer Karen Cushman.
Flanagan took the Man Booker Prize for his book 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North,' while works such as 'All the Light We Cannot See,' by Anthony Doerr and 'Age of Ambition,' by Evan Osnos made the cut for the National Book Award shortlists.
'Custom' will reportedly be a TV miniseries.
Halpern's upcoming book on rogue debt collecting is earning praise for bringing 'unexpected literary heft' to the topic and writing a 'colorful and chilling' story.
More than 300 titles became available in bookstores today in the UK. Bookstore owners are hoping the huge amount of titles will get curious visitors into their shops.
Nobel judge Horace Engdahl lamented that today's writers, who often participate in writers programs and sometimes receive grants, are 'cut off from society'. He praised an era when 'writers would work as taxi drivers, clerks, secretaries and waiters to make a living,' saying that in this way writers 'fed themselves, from a literary perspective'.
'The Lyrics: Since 1962' will be released this November and is reportedly more than 960 pages long and weighs about 13 and a half pounds.
Gustavo Arellano – the voice of "¡Ask a Mexican!" – considers the entry of Mexican food into the American mainstream.