Landfall Longlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize

Chapel Hill, NC — The Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation has named nine books to its longlist for the prize, to be announced in January 2017, for best debut novel set in the American South. Now in its fourth year, the annual prize will increase from $1000 to $5000. In addition, the winner is entitled […]

There Is No Such Thing as a True Story

Ellen Urbani’s essay, “There Is No Such Thing as a True Story,” is up at The Rumpus today. “Perspective is a fickle beast, and memory is an unreliable traveling companion through the years,” she writes. The essay references Hurricane Katrina, the backdrop for her novel Landfall. Read the whole essay here. 

More honors for Landfall

After posting our “Best of 2015” piece about Landfall by Ellen Urbani at the end of the year, more good news arrived! Landfall was chosen for the Powell’s staff Top 5s annual wrap-up, where booksellers share their favorite titles of the year. See all the selections here; bookseller Dianah Hughley, who has been a vocal advocate […]

Best of 2015

Congratulations to Ellen Urbani, author of Landfall, whose essay “Like Every Other Survivor” was named a Best of 2015 post today. It was chosen as the most powerful piece about death and life published by the website this year. Read the essay here. “Like Every Other Survivor” was published on Aug. 29 to coincide with the […]

PNBA (and Publishers Weekly!)

We had a great time at the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association annual tradeshow this weekend. Forest Ave authors attending included Ellen Urbani and Robert Hill, who both participated in events, as well as Jamie Duclos-Yourdon, Kate Gray, Stevan Allred, and publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek. Ellen Urbani’s appearance at the Celebration of Authors was part of this Publishers […]