Author Spotlight

Stuart Kells
STUART KELLS is an author and book-trade historian. His 2015 history of Penguin Books, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the prestigious Ashurst Business Literature Prize. His critically acclaimed biography of Kay Craddock—the first female president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers—Rare, was published in 2011. An authority on rare books, Stuart has written and published on many aspects of print culture and the book world. He has a PhD from Monash University, and lives in Melbourne with his wife, Fiona, and daughters, Thea and Charlotte.
Counterpoint’s Joan Silber wins NBCC Award for Fiction!
Posted on March 15, 2018
Congratulations to Joan Silber, whose novel, IMPROVEMENT, has won the 2017 NBCC Award for Fiction! The NBCC committee called the book, “a dazzlingly inventive and deeply compassionate novel whose multiple storylines reveal shared human moments of love, loss, fate, guilt,... READ MORE
Counterpoint Novel Makes the
National Book Award Longlist!
Posted on September 28, 2017
Congratulations to Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, whose debut novel A Kind of Freedom has been nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction! National Book Award fiction judges Alexander Chee, Dave Eggers, Annie Philbrick, Karolina Waclawiak and Chair Jacqueline Woodson have named A Kind of... READ MORE
Five Questions for Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of A Kind of Freedom
Posted on August 3, 2017
                        What inspired you to write the novel? I noticed a trend in African American communities whereby members of my generation seemed to have fewer opportunities available to them... READ MORE
Upcoming Events
Posted on July 19, 2017
DOOBY LANE by Gary Snyder  Berkely, CA: Bay Area Book Festival—in discussion with Kim Stanley Robinson—4/28 THE EDUCATION OF A YOUNG POET by David Biespiel Los Angeles, CA: LA Times Festival of Books—in discussion with David Baker, James Galvin, and Ishion... READ MORE