Lots of great things happening!June 1, 2012
Hi everyone—sorry I don’t post much. I’m trying to write a new book! Anyway, here is a list of some lovely things happening now and in the future:
My January 2011 interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross will be re-broadcast today, June 1st. Check your local affiliate station for the time of the show.
A lovely interview just came out on Canada’s Book Club Buddy site: http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/2012/mira-bartok-on-the-memory-palace/
And a feature article just came out in my area in the Northeast. You can read it here: http://www.gazettenet.com/2012/06/01/commiting-to-memory-author-reclaims-her-troubled-past-in-acclaimed-book
I will also be doing many events, workshops, teaching master classes and giving readings this coming year, starting with June 29th at 9:30 pm when I will be at Cinema Cabaret at the Rubin Museum in New York, introducing the much-loved film by Cocteau, Beauty and the Beast. Go here for details: http://www.rmanyc.org/events/load/1731
I will also be doing master classes all over the country so stay tuned! Also stay tuned for a new website in the fall where I will post all my comings and goings for not only The Memory Palace but for my other projects as well.
Thanks for helping to support this book. Please spread the word!
p.s. Until my new website is up, the best way to find out about events is to join me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mirabartok and also, you can find me on twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/miraslistPosted in Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Media Events, News, Teaching/Master Classes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
The Memory Palace wins the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography!March 23, 2012
Sorry it has taken me so long to announce this but better late than never! So guess what? The Memory Palace won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography! I was in the company of some amazing writers and am so honored to have won this award.
You can read all about the NBCC award and the other finalists and winners in fiction, nonfiction, biography, criticism, and poetry here on the NBCC site: http://bookcritics.org/blog/archive/for-immediate-release-nbcc-award-winners-for-publishing-year-2011
Thanks for all your support this past year, dear readers. And a huge thank you to my agent, Jennifer Gates and to my editors and publishing and marketing teams at Free Press (Simon & Schuster).Posted in Awards & Bestselling Lists, News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
The Memory Palace on Several Best Books of 2011 ListsJanuary 23, 2012
Okay gang, here are the places that listed The Memory Palace. Thank you all so much for your support! Best Books of 2011 Lists so far:
The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, Kirkus Reviews, The Library Journal, and Bookpage. The MP was also a Goodreads Choice finalist and won the Best Autobiography Award at the New England Book Festival.Posted in Awards & Bestselling Lists, News | 2 Comments
The Memory Palace makes the ALA’s Notable List!January 23, 2012
More great news—The Memory Palace just made the American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Notable List in Autobiography! Read about it here: http://ala.org/news/pr?id=9095Awards & Bestselling Lists, News | Leave a comment
The Memory Palace is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardJanuary 23, 2012
Greetings all you Memory Palace readers out there! I know I have been amiss in my postings about my book and life in general but I find it very hard to keep up this blog as well as my other one, Mira’s List. I do what I can though and today, I will toss a couple posts out at you. The first it this announcement that is quite amazing:
The Memory Palace was picked a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. It is an immense honor to be listed among such great writers as Diane Ackerman, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Jonathan Lethem, among others. Wow. Who would have believed it? Read about it here and see who else is on the list: http://bookcritics.org/blog/archive/press-release-draft
Winners will be announced on March 8th at the New School in New York City, an event that is open to the public. For more info, go here: http://bookcritics.org/calendar/events/national-book-critics-circle-awards-ceremonyPosted in Awards & Bestselling Lists, News | Leave a comment
Please vote for THE MEMORY PALACE by November 20th!November 14, 2011
Hey Everyone, I just found out that THE MEMORY PALACE made it into the semi-finals for the 2011 Goodreads Reader’s Choice Awards! Thousands of people voted so it’s an honor to make it this far. Please click on the link below to vote for my book for Goodread’s Memoir category. You have to do it before Sunday, November 20th. Thanks!Awards & Bestselling Lists, News, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
October Local Events for the Memory PalaceOctober 11, 2011
Just wanted to let you know of some local events scheduled for THE MEMORY PALACE in October. Hope to see some of you there!
Sunday, October 16th
Brattleboro Literary Festival, Brattleboro, VT, 3:30pm Brooks Memorial Library, Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. Reading & Signing with author Melissa Coleman.
Wednesday, October 19, Smith College, Northampton, MA7:30 pm. Reading and Discussion for Smith’s “Working Writers Series” @ Smith College, Neilson Library (Browsing Room) 7 Neilson Drive, Northampton, MA http://calendar.fivecolleges.edu/FiveCol/calendrome.cgi?span=event&ID=309163&day=19&month=October&year=2011&state_values=
Saturday, October 22nd
Writeangles Conference, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (***You must sign up for this conference in advance) 9:45am to 11am. Panel “Telling True Stories” with authors Bruce Watson and Ted Gup (not a reading), Morrison Room, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts***This is the only event that is not free. The conference is $100 for the weekend, $80 for seniors & students. I think this event is sold out but check the website for more information: http://writeanglesconference.com/
Tuesday, October 25, Reading & slideshow at the Augusta Savage Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 7 pm. Augusta Savage Gallery, 101 New Africa House, Infirmary Way, U. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 (The gallery is on the UMASS campus in New Africa House on the ground floor). http://www.zvents.com/z/amherst-ma/mira-bartok–events–214026284
Thursday, October 27, Writers Harvest Benefit Reading (for the GCC Food Pantry) at the Library at Greenfield Community College, 4:00pm–6:00 Greenfield Community College, Main Campus in the library, One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 http://calendar.gcc.mass.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=1149&information_id=5150&type=Posted in Book Tour, Conferences, Literary Festivals, Local Events, Paperback Book Launch | Leave a comment
Event Update & New York Times Bestseller List!September 2, 2011
I am pleased to announce that The Memory Palace made the New York Times bestseller list once again this week (#18) and will make it next week at #26. And I do believe that many of those sales are coming from my beloved indie bookstores so…PLEASE keep buying your books from your local bookstore and keep that wonderful place of discovery and intellect alive. On another note…I will be doing a luncheon and reading at Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT on Wednesday, Sept. 7th so if you are interested in joining me and watching me make a mess with my food, go here and sign up in advance: http://www.banksquarebooks.com/latest-events/luncheon-mira-bartok-memory-palace
I will also be reading this fall in Chicago, Michigan, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Massachusetts and more….I will be updating my schedule soon. In the meantime, happy fall.
August 20th Reading and Signing at Northshire BooksAugust 5, 2011
Hey Vermonters and those who are willing to trek all the way to that beautiful green, green state—I am thrilled to be doing my first reading on my paperback tour at Northshire Books in Manchester, VT! I’ll be reading at 7 pm and you can get that little book signed by yours truly after the event. Bring your book club pals, bring your memoir lovers, and bring your friends who like illustrated quirky books. I have a special pen. I will sign your book with it. If you are lucky, I might even draw a little picture too. And by the way, did you know that you are totally full of awesome-saucism by attending an event at one of the oldest most amazing indie bookstores in the country? These events keep our independent bookstores moving and grooving. Check out my calendar for an event near you from August through mid-November. I will be adding more readings as time goes on!
Here’s the info: Saturday, August 20th, 7 pm. Northshire Books, 4869 Main Street Manchester Center, Vermont 05255
802-362-2200 • 800-437-3700
For more info, check out Northshire’s website: http://www.northshire.com/events.phpPosted in Book Tour, Paperback Book Launch, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
The Memory Palace comes out in paperback on August 9th!July 20, 2011
Hey everybody, listen up! All ye book clubs and high schools and universities and colleges…and all of ye smart and wondrous readers who have yet to read The Memory Palace: the paperback will be out in stores on August 9th so if you all get it that week at the very same time, you can get me back on the New York Times bestseller list! And yes, you can order it from Amazon but hey, wouldn’t you rather support your local independent and totally awesome bookstore? If you don’t know where your closest indie bookstore is, check out this site and it will tell you!: indiebound.org
And spread the word—THE MEMORY PALACE is smaller, lighter, and full of book club & classroom reading materials, such as a reading guide and author FAQs. Plus some little personal anecdotal updates that you might want to know about.
And for those of you who have already read my book, thank you so much for being such great fans and supporters of The Memory Palace. I heart thee!Posted in News | Leave a comment