This Week’s Awards and Honors

The finalists for the 2019 Firecracker Awards include Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp Press), Little Fish by Casey Plett (Arsenal Pulp Press), Strawberry Fields by Hilary Plum (Fence Books), False Calm: A Journey Through the Ghost Towns of Patagonia by María Sonia Cristoff (trans. Katherine Silver; Transit Books), To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight by Terrance Hayes (Wave Books), Baby, I Don’t Care by Chelsey Minnis (Wave Books), Body & Glass by Rodney Koeneke (Wave Books), Crosslight for Youngbird by Asiya Wadud (Nightboat Books), Dissolve by Sherwin Bitsui (Copper Canyon Press), Milk by Dorothea Lasky (Wave Books), Post Traumatic Hood Disorder by David Tomas Martinez (Sarabande Books), and The Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi (Copper Canyon Press).

Eduardo Halfon’s Mourning (trans. Lisa Dillman and Daniel Hahn; Bellevue Literary Press) is a finalist for the 2019 International Latino Book Award

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