In Brief: This Week’s News You Can Use

Little Rock, Arkansas NPR affiliate KUAR 89.1 FM’s Arts & Letters talked to Steve Yarbrough, author of Bookmarked: Larry McMurty’s The Last Picture Show (Ig Publishing) on September 23. The episode aired again on September 28 and 30.

In his role as resident poet for the Paris Review’s Poetry Rx column, Kaveh Akbar, author of Callling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books) recommended a poem from Hai-Dang Phan’s Reenactments (Sarabande Books) on September 20.

Shawn Wen, author of A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause (Sarabande Books), was interviewed on Connecticut NPR affiliate WNPR’s The Colin McEnroe Show on August 30.

Team USA, the official website for the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation website, published an interview with Wyomia Tyus, author of Tigerbelle: the Wyomia Tyus Story (Akashic Books/Edge of Sports) on September 27.

October is National Reading Group Month! The Women’s National Book Association selected Hernan Diaz’s In the Distance (Coffee House Press), Wyomia Tyus’s Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story (Akashic Books/Edge of Sports), and Helen Benedict’s Wolf Season (Bellevue Literary Press) for its 2018 list of recommended reading group picks. BookTrust selected Yaba Badoe’s The Secret of the Purple Lake (Cassava Republic Press) for its list of recommended reading for 10-11 year olds.

Signature Reads included Britteney Black Rose Kapri’s Black Queer Hoe (Haymarket Books) and Virgie Tovar’s You Have the Right to Remain Fat (The Feminist Press at Cuny) on its September 18 list of books celebrating contemporary queer writers of color.

The Bay Area Reporter included Laura Lippman’s Liza Jane & the Dragon on its September 26 list of recommended reading.

Spokane, Washington’s Inlander published an article about Laura read, author of Dresses from the Old Country (BOA Editions) on September 20.

An interview with Jim Kempton, author of First We Surf, Then We Eat (Prospect Park Books) was published in the October issue of Southern California AAA’s Westways Magazine.

An interview and photoshoot with Megan Boyle, author of Liveblog, was published by Fader on October 2.

The Center for the Art of Translation interviewed Guadalupe Nettel, author of After the Winter (Coffee House Press), on September 25.

Laurie Loewenstein, author of Death of a Rainmaker, wrote a guest post for CrimeReads on October 1.

Literary Hub included May-Lan Tan’s Things to Make and Break (Coffee House Press), Martin Riker’s Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return (Coffee House Press), Maria Gabriela Llansol’s Geography of Rebels Trilogy (trans. Audrey Young; Deep Vellum Press), and Tishani Doshi’s Girls Are Coming out of the Woods (Copper Canyon Press) on its October 1 list of books to read this fall.

On October 1, Vol. 1 Brooklyn included Martin Riker’s Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return (Coffee House Press) and Pablo Martin Sanchez’s The Anarchist Who Shared My Name (trans. Jeff Diteman; Deep Vellum Press) on its October books preview.

On October 1, the Millions included May-Lan Tan’s Things to Make and Break (Coffee House Press) on its October book preview.

The Comics Journal published a preview of Britt Wilson’s Ghost Queen (Koyama Press) on September 28.

Bruce E. Levine, author of Resisting Illegitimate Authority (AK Press), was interviewed on the Chicago, Illinois radio station WNUR’s This Is Hell radio show on September 22.

Issue 29 of Two Lines Journal published an excerpt from Sergio Pitol’s Mephisto’s Waltz (trans. George Henson; Deep Vellum Publishing) on September 27.

Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb interviewed Tracey Farr, author of The Hope Fault (Gallic Books) on September 22.

Nicole Skibola, author of Wakeful Night: A Structured Reflection on Loss and Illumination (Dottir Press) wrote an original essay for Girls at Library on in early October.

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