Monday, March 3, 2014

BEA BUZZ Books Announced

I am excited and especially grateful to the 3 committees that put in so much time and work to cull the submissions and select the books for each of the 2014 BEA's Editor Buzz panels.   There have been a number of the changes over the last few years that have made the process better and also made the books more accessible.  The biggest change has been going to 3 separate committees, 1 for each Buzz Panel.  No one is probably more grateful than the prior committee members who were tireless in their efforts and always did a remarkable job.  Just knowing the work that 3 committees put in to review the hundreds of submissions for this year, it made me wonder if we should have be testing for steroids on the previous committees because it was indeed a super human effort they put in.  Also we have been doing something else that is different that we never properly called out over the last couple of years by having the authors of all the chosen Buzz books appear together after the Editors Buzz on the Author Stages.  This gives booksellers, librarians, retailers, bloggers, reviewers and press so much more depth and perspective on each of these great books by also hearing from the authors themselves and better understanding why the Editors were Buzzing about these upcoming titles.  

The 2014 BEA Editors Buzz Forums and book selections are as follows:


BEA Adult Editors Buzz
Wednesday, May 28
4:15pm – 5:30pm
Room 1E12/1E13/1E14

BEA Editors Buzz Adult Books – Author Stage
Thursday, May 29
10:00am – 11:00am
Downtown Stage

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Publisher: Alfred A. Kopf
Publication Date: 9/9/14

We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel by Matthew Thomas
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 9/2/14

The Miniaturist: A Novel by Jessie Burton
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: 8/26/14

On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula Biss
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication Date: 9/30/14

My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh
Publisher:  Amy Einhorn Books / Putnam
Publication Date: 1/15/15

Neverhome by Laird Hunt
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: 9/9/14

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League But Did Not Survive by Jeff Hobbs
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date:   9/23/14


BEA YA Editors Buzz
Thursday, May 29
10:00am – 10:50am
Room 1E10/1E11

BEA Editors Buzz YA Books – Author Stage
Friday, May 30
10:00am – 10:30am
Uptown Stage

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: 9/2/14

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: 9/30/14

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 11/4/14

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil
Publisher: Soho Teen
Publication Date: 1/27/15

King Dork Approximately by Frank Portman
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: 9/9/14


BEA Middle Grade Editors Buzz
Friday, May 30
11:00am – 11:50am
Room 1E12/1E13

BEA Editors Buzz Middle Grade Books – Author Stage
Friday, May 30
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Uptown Stage

Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: 8/26/14

Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson
Publisher: Putnam Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 10/7/14

The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill
Publisher: Algonquin Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 9/16/14

The Truth About Twinkle Pie by Kat Yeh
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 1/27/15

Life of Zarf by Rob Harrell
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 8/28/14

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