Rebecca Solnit, author of Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises (Haymarket Books), wrote an original essay for Literary Hub on August 28 titled “Why the President Must Be Impeached.”
Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses (Sarabande Books), discussed her book on Evansville, Illinois local ABC station WEHT Tristate’s Local Lifestyle program on August 2.
On August 13, Words Without Borders recommended “31 Recent Works by Women Writers to Read for #WITMonth,” including Verónica Gerber Bicecci’s Empty Set (trans. Christine MacSweeney; Coffee House Press), Noémi Lefebvre’s Blue Self-Portrait (trans. Sophie Lewis; Transit Books), Alisa Ganieva’s Bride and Groom (trans. Carol Apollonio; Transit Books), Alicia Kopf’s Brother in Ice (trans. Mara Faye Lethem; And Other Stories), Dubravka Ugrešic’s Fox (trans. Ellen Elias-Bursać & David Williams; Open Letter Books), Julie Demers’s Little Beast (trans. Rhonda Mullins; Coach House Books), Bianca Tarozzi’s The Living Theatre (trans. Jeanne Foster & Alan Williamson; BOA Editions), Anna Maria Ortese’s Neapolitan Chronicles (trans. Ann Goldstein & Jenny McPhee; New Vessel Press), Bae Suah’s North Station (trans. Deborah Smith; Open Letter Books), Myriam Fraga’s Purifications or the Sign of Retaliation (trans. Chloe Hill; White Pine Press), and Ash Erdoğan’s The Stone Building and Other Places (trans Sevinç Türkkan; City Lights Publishers).
Publishers Weekly.com positioned Hernan Diaz’s In the Distance (Coffee House Press) as the future of the Western in an article on August 24.
Electric Literature included Norah Lange’s People in the Room (trans. Charlotte Whittle; And Other Stories) and Valeria Luselli’s The Story of My Teeth (trans. Christine MacSweeney; Coffee House Press) in its August 24 list of Women in Translation Month recommended reads.
Literary Hub’s Book Marks named its “5 Book Recommendations for Women in Translation Month” on August 27, including Virginie Despentes’s Pretty Things (trans. Emma Ramadan; The Feminist Press at CUNY), Norah Lange’s People in the Room (trans. Charlotte Whittle; And Other Stories), and Esther Kinsky’s River (trans. Ian Galbraith; Transit Books)
Book Riot’s August 23 list of the “50 Must-Read Books by Women in Translation” included Swallowing Mercury (Wioletta Greg, trans. Eliza Marcinak; Transit Books), The Iliac Crest (Cristina Rivera Garza, trans. Sarah Booker; The Feminist Press at CUNY), Moonbath (Yanick Lahens, trans. Emily Gogolack; Deep Vellum Publishing), People in the Room (Norah Lange, trans. Charlotte Whittle; And Other Stories), Before (Carmen Boullosa, trans. Peter Bush; Deep Vellum Publishing), Eve Out of Her Ruins (Ananda Devi, trans. Jeffrey Zuckerman; Deep Vellum Publishing), The Story of My Teeth (Valeria Luiselli, trans. Christine MacSweeney; Coffee House Press), The Geography of Rebels Trilogy (Maria Gabriela Llansol, trans. Audrey Young; Deep Vellum Publishing), Sphinx (Anne Garréta, trans. Emma Ramadan; Deep Vellum Publishing), August (Romina Paula, trans. Jennifer Croft; The Feminist Press at CUNY), A Greater Music (Suah Bae, trans. Deborah Smith; Open Letter Books), Pretty Things (Virginie Despentes, trans. Emma Ramadan; The Feminist Press at CUNY), and Fox (Dubravka Ugrešic, trans. Ellen Elias-Bursać & David Williams; Open Letter Books).
Comics Workbook published a two-part excerpt from Michael DeForge’s Brat (Koyama Press) on August 20 and August 23. Read part one here
The Tucson, Arizona Daily Star recommended Rachel M. Harper’s This Side of Providence (Prospect Park Books) on August 24.
Talkhouse published an excerpt from The Residents’s The Brickeaters (Feral House/Process Media) on August 28.
Members of the Mudgirls Natural Building Collective, authors of Mudgirls Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives (New Society Publishers), were interviewed on Alternet on August 20.
Mark Andersen and Ralph Heibutzki, authors of We Are the Clash (Akashic Books), were interviewed by Vol. 1 Brooklyn on August 22.