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BUST included Melissa Michal’s Living on the Borderlines (The Feminist Press at CUNY) on its January 31 list of February books by women “That We Need to Read Immediately.”

Book Riot included Emily Carroll’s When I Arrived at the Castle (Koyama Press) on its February 12 list of LGBTQ comics and graphic novels to check out in 2019.

Book Riot included After the Winter by Guadalupe Nettel (trans. Rosalind Harvey; Coffee House Press), Roque Larraquy’s Comemadre (Coffee House Press), and Trifonia Melibea Obono’s La Bastarda (The Feminist Press at CUNY) on its January 31 list of recommended books written or translated by women.

On January 24, Words Without Borders interviewed translators about the process of translating humor, including Emma Ramadan, translator of Fouad Laroui’s The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers (Deep Vellum Publishing) Peter Bush, translator of Teresa Solana’s The First Prehistoric Serial Killer (Bitter Lemon Press).

The Millions included Hai-Dang Phan’s Reenactments on its February 7 list of Must-Read poetry for February.

Asja Bakić, author of Mars: Stories (trans. Jennifer Zoble; The Feminist Press at CUNY), was interviewed by Asymptote on February 6.

Angela Readman, author of Something Like Breathing (And Other Stories), created a Book Notes playlist for Largehearted Boy on February 12.

An excerpt from Mia Couto’s Rain: And Other Stories (trans. Eric M.B. Becker; Biblioasis) was published by Literary Hub on February 6.

On February 11, Book Marks’s Valentine’s Day reading recommendations included Anne Garréta’s Not One Day (trans. Emma Ramadan; Deep Vellum Publishing) and Lina Wolff’s The Polyglot Lovers (trans. Saskia Vogel; And Other Stories).

Crime Reads excerpted Evil Things by Katja Ivar (Bitter Lemon Press) on February 7.

Tony Bellotto, author of Bellini and the Sphinx (Akashic Books), was interviewed by Gabriela Pereira on her podcast DIY MFA on February 6.

Hollywood Weekly recommended Satish Kumar’s Elegant Simplicity: The Art of Living Well  (New Society Publishers) on January 29.

John Moody, author of The Frugal Homesteader(New Society Publishers), was interviewed on Small Town Homestead podcast on January 27th.

The Spring 2019 issue of Watkins Mind Body Spirit Magazine included cover articles by Matthew Fox, author of Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action, Stephen Fulder, a contributor to Spiritual Transmission: Paradoxes and Dilemmas on the Spiritual Path, and Rupert Sheldake, author of The Physics of Angels (all Monkfish Book Publishing). It also included Fox, Fulder, and Sheldrake on its list of “The 100 Most Spiritually Influential People Living 2019.”

Translated Lit included Mariana Dimópulos’s All My Goodbyes (trans. Alice Whitmore; Transit Books), Guillermo Saccomanno’s 77 (trans. Andrea G. Labinger; Open Letter), and Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel (trans. Matthew Reek; Deep Vellum Publishing), on its list January 30 of most anticipated books of February 2019.

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