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1. Publicity, advertising, and other promotional material will focus on our entire Sorrentino list--we'll be seeking career retrospective features in places like The New Yorker and interviews with Christopher Sorrentino on programs like Bookworm. We also hope to place an excerpt in Harper's and expect plenty of online blog and literary journal attention. 2. Additional trade marketing will include promotion at Book Expo America, ALA, and PLA + wholesaler advertising through Baker & Taylor. Plans also include a major promotional push at the Brooklyn Book Festival in 2010. 3. Together with Christopher Sorrentino, we will be arranging tribute events in the New York area.
A luminary of American literature, Gilbert Sorrentino was a boyhood friend of Hubert Selby, Jr., a confidant of William Carlos Williams, a two-time PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and the recipient of a Lannan Literary Lifetime Achievement Award. He taught at Stanford for many years before returning to his native Brooklyn and published over thirty books before his death in 2006. The son of Gilbert Sorrentino, Christopher Sorrentino is a novelist and short story writer whose fictional account of the Patty Hearst saga, Trance, was a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives in Brooklyn.