My American Unhappiness


Leading up to the publication of his second novel, Dean Bakopoulos is releasing a series of videos titled "Inventory of American Unhappiness." Bakopoulos's novel, My American Unhappiness, forthcoming  from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June, is the story of Zeke Pappas, the director of a humanities institute in Wisconsin, who is pursuing his life's work: a survey of American unhappiness.


Nom de Plume


Next month Harper will publish Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms, in which Carmela Ciuraru tells the stories of more than a dozen pseudonymous authors, including Mark Twain, Isak Dinesen, Lewis Carroll, and George Eliot, and explores the creative process and "the darker, often crippling aspects of fame."


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