Monday, June 13, 2016

Literary Landmarks Designated for New York City Authors - E.L. Doctorow and Erich Maria Remarque


Attention: Events, Metro, New York City, Books, Landmarks

Subjects: Authors, E.L. Doctorow, Erich Maria Remarque, Events, Literary Landmarks, Literature, New York, New York City, New York State,  Real Estate, Writers   


Literary Landmarks Launch
for New York Notable Authors:

E.L. Doctorow and Erich Maria Remarque Homes
To Be Designated New York City Landmarks

WHAT: Literary Landmarks Dedications to the Residences of Two New York State Authors, E.L Doctorow and Erich Maria Remarque. Event organized by the Empire State Center for the Book and United For Libraries. Plaques to be presented in a ceremony with talks. Rooftop reception to follow, at 320 E. 57, underwritten in part by Random House, a publisher of E.L. Doctorow.

WHO: Rocco Staino will speak on behalf of United for Libraries and the Empire State Center for the Book; New York City Councilman District 5 Ben Kallos on behalf of New York City; other literary scholars to be announced; and the Doctorow Family attending.

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2 PM

WHERE: 320 East 57th Street, New York, NY (Remarque’s building); Followed by 333 East 57th Street, (Doctorow’s building); and then returning to 320 E. 57 for a rooftop reception. (Reception is not open to the public; for the press and by invitation only)

WHY: The literary heritage of New York City, specifically two neighboring buildings on East 57th Street, will be recognized with the dedication of two literary landmarks. These will be the two closest literary landmarks anywhere in the United States.

320 East 57th Street is where writer Erich Maria Remarque rented an apartment on the 15th floor. Remarque is the author of All Quiet on the Western Front and used the apartment as a setting in his last novel Shadows in Paradise. He continued to live here with his wife, actress Paulette Goddard, until his death in 1970.

333 East 57th Street is where E.L. Doctorow lived at from 2000 until his death in 2015.  He was the author of such classic works of fiction as The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and World’s Fair. While living here he wrote The March, Homer & Langley and Andrew’s Brain.


Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477,
Rocco Staino, Empire State Center for the Book, 914-475-3857

MEDIA CONTACT: For further information or questions, please contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477,


E.L. Doctorow’s  (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) works of fiction include Homer & Langley, The March, Billy Bathgate, Ragtime, the Book of Daniel, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, The Waterworks, and All the Time in the World. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, The Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction and the presidentially-conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize honoring a writer’s lifetime achievement in fiction, and in 2012 he won the PEN Saul Bellow Award given to an author whose “scale of achievement over a sustained career places him in the highest rank of American Literature.” In 2013 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the Gold Medal for Fiction. (Photo by Ryan Brenizer)

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Erich Maria Remarque  (22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970), born Erich Paul Remark, was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel All Quiet on the Western Front (1928), about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning movie. His book made him an enemy of the Nazis, who burned many of his works. (Photo by Jerry Bauer).

The Empire State Center for the Book is committed to the book in all formats. Interests of the Center include the promotion of the culture of reading, literature, literacy, book arts, and book history throughout New York State. The Center will work with publishers, libraries, museums, educational institutions, scholars, authors, illustrators and other interested parties to enrich book culture for the people of New York. The Center for the Book relies on grants, sponsorships and the contributions of individuals who share the ideals and support the mission of the Center to promote literature, literacy and libraries. It is the New York affiliate of The Center for Book in the Library of Congress.

United for Libraries is a division of the American Library Association. It is an association of library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations. The mission of United for Libraries is to support citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for all types of libraries.

MEDIA CONTACT: For further information or questions, please contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477,

Monday, May 9, 2016

Book Expo America 2016 - Susannah Greenberg to Present Publishers and Authors

News from Susannah Greenberg Public Relations

Susannah Greenberg will present the following exciting panels at Book Expo America 2016 at The McCormick Center in Chicago, IL

Panel Title: BEA Selects-Reference-Self-Help 

Uptown Stage - #159. Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Time: 3:30 – 4:00

BEA presents Fall 2016 Reference/Self-Help from Maven House, New Harbinger Publications, Haymarket, and Sourcebooks - four Independent Publishers! Join in this rapid-fire presentation of top titles in the reference and self help and at the conclusion, receive your special coupon to redeem at each publishers booth for a free galley or book. ‪#‎books‬ ‪#‎BEA2016‬ ‪#‎publishers‬


Panel Title: Meet BEA Young Adult Buzz Authors 2016. / 

FRIDAY 05/13/2016, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM / Uptown Stage Presented by Hallmark

Meet the BEA 2016 Young Adult Buzz Authors - Stephanie Garber, Caraval; Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack The Ripper; Sonia Patel, Rani Patel In Full Effect; Aaron Starmer, Spontaneous; Billy Taylor, Thieving Weasels.
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BEA is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, publishers, rights, licensing, and book industry professionals in North America.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Celebrating Book Day - Día and Its Founder Author Pat Mora

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Pat Mora
Author, Family Literacy Advocate, and Founder of

Children's Day, Book Day / El día de los niños, El día de los libros

April 30th and every day of the year


Dear Journalist/Producer:

Interview Author and Día Founder Pat Mora about her being selected by the American Library Association to deliver the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture on April 15, 2016 in Santa Barbara, CA and about her being founder of Día which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in April.

AVAILABILITY: Pat Mora is available in Santa Fe, NM and environs, by telephone and email, and travel by arrangement.

For further information:

The 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award is an honor awarded by the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award winner, selected by committee, represents the finest in children's literature and provides a forum for "new voices speaking with new insight and new emphasis in the field of children's lectures."

Pioneering author and literacy advocate Pat Mora has written more than three dozen books for young people that in part represent the Mexican American experience. “Mora’s commitment to literacy for all children of all backgrounds motivated her to found Children's Day, Book Day/El día de los niños, El día de los libros, a celebration of children, families and reading. This flourishing family literacy initiative culminates annually on April 30th,” stated 2016 Arbuthnot Committee Chair Julie Corsaro.

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Mora grew up bilingual and bicultural. With degrees in English and speech, she was a teacher and university administrator before writing books. Known for her lyrical style, Mora’s poetry and prose have won numerous awards, including a 2005 Belpré Honor Medal for text for “Doña Flor: A Tall Tale of a Giant Woman with a Great Big Heart,” published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, and illustrated by Raul Colón. Her generosity for sharing bookjoy, the phrase she coined for the power and pleasure of words, led Mora to launch “Día,” which will observe its 20th anniversary in 2016.

CONTACT: Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, 646-801-7477,