This Week’s Hot News

Glamour included Camille Acker’s Training School for Negro Girls, Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner, and Katharine Butler Hathaway’s The Little Locksmith: A Memoir (all Feminist Press at CUNY) on its March 8 list of reading recommendations from female writers.

Chicago Magazine interviewed Sandra Cisneros, author of Puro Amor (Sarabande Books) in its March issue.

In its March 11 ode to independent publishers, the Chicago Tribune gave shout outs to Hernan Diaz’s In the Distance, Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing (both Coffee House Press); Eve Ewing’s poetry collections Electric Arches and 1919 (Haymarket Books); Dave Hoekstra and Steve Dahl’s Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died and John Dugan’s The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing (both Curbside Splendor Publishing).

Little Rock, Arkansas NPR affiliate KUAR’s Arts & Letters interviewed Joe Meno and featured excerpts from his novel Marvel And A Wonder (Akashic Books) on March 3.

On March 8, Hypable recommended Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts (Akashic Books) for fans of Captain Marvel.

Amir Shefayee interviewed Pamela Hart, author of Mothers Over Nangarhar (Sarabande Books), for Afghan Voices on Medium on March 5.

CrimeReads published an excerpt from Martin Suter’s Allmen and the Pink Diamond (New Vessel Press) on March 8.

An excerpt from John Patrick Leary’s Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism (Haymarket Books) was published by Literary Hub on March 11.

Maggie Gee, author of Virginia Woolf in Manhattan (Global Book Sales/Fentum) published an essay on Literary Hub on March 6.

Nikki Darling, author of Fade Into You (The Feminist Press at CUNY) had a conversation with Lilliam Rivera about science fiction and characters of color for Literary Hub on March 1.

A poem from Ann Townsend’s Dear Delinquent (Sarabande Books) was the March 8 poem of the day on Poets.org.

Books and Bao interviewed Mui Poopoksakul, translator of Duanwad Pimwana’s Arid Dreams: Stories (The Feminist Press at CUNY) on February 28.

Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council and Chelsea Johnson, authors of IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All (Dottir Press) were interviewed for the University of Southern California’s Daily Trojan on March 6.  

Alan Hruska, author of The Inglorious Arts (Prospect Park Books), published an original essay on Criminal Element on March 2.

Trisha Low, author of Socialist Realism (Coffee House Press), wrote an original essay for Open Space on March 7.

School Library Journal’s 100 Scope Notes recommended Alicia Acosta and Luis Amavisca’s I Love My Colorful Nails (NubeOcho) on March 12.

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