New York Times bestselling author Amy Poehler says she is in talks to win an award from the New York City Arts Council for her memoir “The Poet in the Machine,” according to a tweet from her account Sunday night.
The Times said it was “in discussions with Amy Poehlberger, co-author of The Poet of the Machine, for an award.”
The publication said that “Amy Poehlberg has been selected as a New York Magazine Book Prize finalist for her book The Poetry in the Machines.”
“Amy’s memoir is a powerful and compelling exploration of a moment in the history of the city’s literary scene and her personal experience with race, politics, and gender,” the publication said in a statement.
“We’re excited to be part of a team that is looking to share a new, groundbreaking story that is both fresh and timeless.”
The book follows Poehlmann as she attempts to write a new story after being laid off by her longtime employer.
Poehlberg’s book is set to be published in paperback by Random House on Feb. 21.
The book was a best seller at Amazon.com and the Newbery Medal in Fiction in 2009, and the Chicago Tribune’s bestselling book of the year in 2010.
Peyhlberg was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for her first novel, “Liz,” and was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for “Lizzie McGuire,” her latest novel.
The Poetry In the Machines book was the most popular on Amazon.co.nz and the online retailer’s best-selling book of 2014, with 1.3 million copies sold.