This Week’s Hot News

May-Lan Tan’s Things to Make and Break and Myriam Gurba’s Mean (both Coffee House Press) were included in Electric Literature’s June 14 article “What to Read After Watching ‘Fleabag’.”

The A.V. Club included Brian Evenson’s Song for the Unraveling of the World (Coffee House Press) and Ha Seong-nan’s Flowers of Mold (trans. Janet Hong; Open Letter) on its June 18 list of underrated 2019 books.

Camonghne Felix’s Build Yourself a Boat (Haymarket Books) was recommended by Blavity on June 17.

Jim Harrison: The Essential Poems was excerpted in the Spring 2019 issue of Tricycle Magazine.

C. Joseph Greaves, author of Church of the Graveyard Saints (Torrey House Press), was interviewed on Colorado NPR affiliate Colorado Public Radio on May 31.

Pat Foreman, author of A Tiny Home to Call to Call Your Own (New Society Publishers) was interviewed on Kansas NPR affiliate Kansas Radio Public Radio on June 4.

Jon Steinman, author of Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-ops in the Age of Grocery Giants (New Society Publishers), was interviewed by Armed Forces Radio’s Voice of America on June 6 and by Kansas NPR affiliate Kansas Public Radio’s Conversations on June 17.

On June 15, Outside Magazine included Amy Irvine’s Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness (Torrey House Press), Elena Passarello’s Animals Strike Curious Poses (Sarabande Books), and Melanie Gillman’s As the Crow Flies (Iron Circus Comics) on a list of the best adventure books of all time.

 On June 17, Publishers Weekly included Tinkers: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Paul Harding and with an introduction by Marilynne Robinson (Bellevue Literary Press) in its annual “Backlist Backbones” feature.

On June 11, the Detroit Metro Times included Michael Zadoorian’s Beautiful Music (Akashic Books) on its summer 2019 reading list for Michigan.

Pasadena Now interviewed Mary Lea Carroll, author of Saint Everywhere: Travels in Search of the Lady Saints (Prospect Park Books), on June 14.

On June 13, Dangerous Minds published an article about Christina Ward’s American Advertising Cookbooks: How Corporations Taught Us to Love Bananas, Spam, and Jell-O (Feral House/Process Media).

NY Spirit published an excerpt from Conversations in the Spirit: Lex Hixon’s WBAI In the Spirit Interviews: A Chronicle of the Seventies Spiritual Revolution (Monkfish Book Publishing) in its June 16 issue.

Books and Bao included Christina Hesselholdt’s Vivian (trans. Paul Russell Garrett; Fitzcarraldo Editions), Naguib Mahfouz’s The Quarter (trans. Roger Allen; Saqi Books), Wioletta Greg’s Accommodations (trans. Jennifer Croft; Transit Books) on its June 18 list of best translated books of summer 2019.

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