This Week’s Hot News

The Believer Logger is reposting Ali Liebegott’s series of poet interviews in honor of Liebegott’s new book The Summer of Dead Birds (The Feminist Press at CUNY), including one with Maggie Nelson that went live on February 12.

Flint Taylor, author of The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Brutality in Chicago (Haymarket Books), wrote an article for Literary Hub on February 25.

Brooklyn Rail excerpted Asja Bakić’s Mars: Stories (trans. Jennifer Zoble; The Feminist Press at CUNY) on February 5.

Emma Ramadan, who translated Brice Matthieussent’s Revenge of the Translator (Deep Vellum Publishing) was interviewed by Vol. 1 Brooklyn on February 21.

Crime Reads included Katja Ivar’s Evil Things (Bitter Lemon Press) and Tony Bellotto’s Bellini & the Sphinx (Akashic Books) in its February 21 round up of “Best International Crime Fiction.”

The Arizona Republic published an article on Etan Thomas, author of We Matter: Athletes and Activism (Akashic Books) on February 23.

Kim Yideum, author of Blood Sisters (trans. Ji yoon Lee; Deep Vellum Publishing), was interviewed by the Asian American Writers Workshop on February 21.

Book Riot included Ed Bok Lee’s Mitochondrial Night (Coffee House Press) and Alexandra Kimball’s The Seed: Infertility Is a Feminist Issue (Coach House Press) in its February 21 article “Forthcoming Books I’m Excited About From University And Small Presses.”

Rewire included Ali Liebegott’s The Summer of Dead Birds (The Feminist Press at CUNY) and Franny Choi’s Soft Science (Alice James Books) on its February 11 list of “Six Spring Books by Queer Women That Should Be On Your Reading List.”

Joel Solomon, author of The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism (New Society Publishers), was interviewed on Edible Alpha Podcast on February 4 and on Change Creator Podcast on February 19.

On February 25, the Horn Book’s Out of the Box wrote about Anastasia Higginbotham’s recent reading of her book Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Dottir Press) at the Cambridge Public Library’s Stand Up! Storytime for Social Justice event.

Jeffrey J. Kripal, author of The Flip: Epiphanies of Mind and the Future of Knowledge (Bellevue Literary Press), will be interviewed on KGRA’s Q.PSIENCE PROJECT during its relaunch celebration on March 6.

Norman Lock’s Feast Day of the Cannibals (Bellevue Literary Press) was excerpted by Big Other on February 14.

Parabola Magazine featured an excerpt from Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle’s Aging with Wisdom: Reflections, Stories, and Teachings (Monkfish Book Publishing) in their Spring 2019 issue. 

Fansided included Etan Thomas’s We Matter: Athletes and Activism and Wyomia Tyus’s Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story (both Akashic Books) in its February 20 Black History Month sports reading list.

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