Man Booker 2015 Shortlist Announced

The Man Booker shortlist has been announced! A list of the 6 books currently being considered for the prize can be found here.

The winner will be announced October 13th. The longlist, from which the 6 shortlisted books have emerged, can be found here.

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers.


#FerranteFever hits Brilliant Books


The release of the fourth and final book of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, The Story of the Lost Child, has caused an outbreak of #FerranteFever at Brilliant Books!

With the release of this final installment, now is the perfect time to dive into this compelling quartet.

For a limited time, those who puchase a Neapolitan novel will receive a special Europa tote and a #FerranteFever button!

More information and a complete list of the Neapolitan novels can be found here.

MG & YA Signing with Lisa McMann

Middle Grade and Young Adult
Reading and Signing
with Lisa McMann
Tuesday, September 22nd. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Author Lisa McMann will be visiting Brilliant Books to read from her 6th Unwanteds novel, Island of Graves, and answer questions from fans. Following the reading, McMann will sign and personalize copies of her books. McMann is the author of numerous novels for young readers. Plus, readers who purchase this newest Unwanteds book will be among the very first to see the brand new cover for the forthcoming and final book!

Teens love her young adult novels, while middle grade readers adore her Unwanteds series - often described as Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games - and her contribution to the Infinity Ring series! Her YA novels will also be available to be signed and purchased. Find our more about the event here!

Can't attend the event? Books can be purchased via phone or our website, personalized by the author, then shipped to your home!


On this day in 1952...

63 years ago today, September 1, 1952, Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea was published in LIFE magazine. In just 2 days, the issue sold 5 million copies!

The Old Man and the Sea was Hemingway's last major work and is one of his best-known. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1953.

Celebrate the anniversary of The Old Man and the Sea by reading (or re-reading!) the work that served to reinvigorate Hemingway's literary reputation or by wearing a literary tee! Check out both options here.