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December 2008

the best new voices in american fiction

BlackBook recently asked Sebastian Horsley, author of Dandy in the Underworld, and Jay McInerney (come on, you’ve heard of him) to name the best new voices in American fiction. Not shockingly, those two new voices belong to two Harper Perennial authors.


Horsley singled out Tony O’Neill, author of Down and Out on Murder Mile. “Just when you think he has scraped the bottom of the barrel of indecency, he lowers the bottom. Down and Out on Murder Mile is funny, moving and completely authentic. It is a map of hell with directions showing his readers exactly how to get there. . . . This book is not for reading. It is for injecting.”


Jay McInerney chose N. Frank Daniels, author of Futureproof, a book I’ve been waiting for ever since I read the manuscript nearly a year ago (it’s coming out at the end of January, so my long wait is almost over.) “N. Frank Daniels has one of the freshest and most original voices I’ve encountered in years. He manages to strike an improbable balance between jaded and vulnerable. He sounds like he was born yesterday and, at the same time, like he’s been on the planet forever and has seen it all. The fierceness of his vision coexists with a leavening humor that I find irresistible. I think Futureproof is an important novel and one we’ll be talking about for years to come.”

Go check out the very handsome photos of the authors on the Black Book site too!

December 2009

the olive reader holiday grab bag: tony o’neill

Good morning! I hope everyone reading this had a lovely weekend. A weekend filled with some stereoptypical holiday cheer. Because today’s holiday grab bag post is anything but stereotypically cheerful. Today we have a video from Tony O’Neill, author of Down and Out on Murder Mile and the upcoming Sick City (a tale of two junkies, Hollywood, and a mythical Sharon Tate sex tape.) And if you watch this video, you’ll see why everyone at Harper Perennial loves him oh so much:

March 2010

the best books about drugs

Our beloved author Tony O’Neill just had one of his novels named as one of the top 13 novels about drugs by thetop13.com. Sadly, it wasn’t one of the ones we publish (Down and Out on Murder Mile, which is about drugs, and the forthcoming Sick City, which is about drugs but also a secret Sharon Tate sex tape). But it does beg the question: what do you think are the best novels about drugs? Are books about heroin better than books about cocaine? (I personally have no preference.)

Comment with your favorite drug book for a chance to win a copy of Down and Out on Murder Mile!

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