Terror Factory author Trevor Aaronson appeared on Democracy Now! on Friday, talking about the FBI’s use of terrorism stings and the Boston Marathon bombings:
YA lit connoisseur Lizzie Skurnick will be launching an imprint this fall on Ig, bringing back the very best in young adult literature, from the classics of the 1930s and 1940s, to the thrillers and social novels of the 1970s and 1980s. Lizzie Skurnick Books will launch in September, with Lois Duncan’s 1958 debut novel, Debutante Hill. Ellen Conford, Ernest Gaines, Lila Perl and ME Kerr are among the other authors whose books will be part of the inaugural LSB season.
The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets received an excellent review in the Jan. 6 issue of the New York Times Book Review.
Diana Wagman’s The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets received a very nice review in the LA Times. Some of the highlights:
“A brisk and vividly drawn kidnapping tale…
The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets” tilts on Winnie’s strength. In her, Wagman has constructed a magnetic figure who is easy to root for
The book also benefits from breathless pace and a dialogue-heavy structure that hints at Wagman’s screenwriting experience and keeps the pages turning.”
Ig Publishing, along with fellow Consortium publishers Two Dollar Radio and Small Beer Press, were featured in an extensive article on the rise of family owned independent presses in the November/December issue of Poets and Writers Magazine. You can read the full article here.
“Compelling, shocking, and gritty with intrigue.”
“Outerborough Blues is as close to perfect as it gets. If you don’t read this, you’ll be missing one of the finest books to come around in a long, long time.”
The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets received a nice review in the 10/1 issue of Booklist. The review is not available online, but here is a little taste:
“Told from multiple points of view—everybody but the iguana is represented—the novel is a darkly humorous and occasionally violent exercise in suspense, and a dramatic exposition of the Stockholm syndrome. Wagman does a nice job of lending her characters psychological depth and creating a fast-paced, readable plot.”
“Wagman’s talent for imagery is well served by the subject matter, and the story is perfectly paced, with humorous breaks in the tension. A PEN Center USA Award winner (for Spontaneous), Wagman has crafted an unusual thriller for psychological crime devotees and fans of the peculiar.”
Terror Factory author Trevor Aaronson appeared on RT America, talking about the FBI’s use of informants.
Diana Wagman’s The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets was one of LJ’s Barbara Hoffert’s “Seven Terrific Genre Novels I Discovered Last Minute” at ALA.