This Week’s News

On September 2, Popsugar published a list of all Barak Obama’s summer reading list picks, including Paul Harding’s Tinkers (Bellevue Literary Press).

On August 20, the Chicago Tribune’s column Biblioracle recommended Vintage 1954 by Antoine Lauraine (Gallic Books).

Interviews with Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press) were published in the July/August issue of Kenyon Review and by Atlanta Magazine on August 27.

Shelf Awareness Pro published a “Reading With” article by Lisa Sandlin, author of The Bird Boys (Cinco Puntos Press), on August 30.

Michael DeForge’s Stunt (Koyama Press), Joel Orff’s Twice Shy (Alternative Comics), Will Dinski’s Holy Hannah (Uncivilized Books), and Lucas Harari’s Swimming in Darkness (trans. David Homel; Arsenal Pulp Press) were included on The Comic Beat’s list of 41 highly anticipated graphic novels of fall 2019 on September 2.

On August 29, Electric Literature included Curdella Forbes’s A Tall History of Sugar (Akashic Books), Alia Trabucco Zerán’s The Remainder (trans. Sophie Hughes; Coffee House Press), Zahia Rahmani’s “Muslim”: A Novel (trans. Matt Reek; Deep Vellum Publishers), Melissa Michal’s Living on the Borderlines (The Feminist Press at CUNY), and Suneeta Peres da Costa’s Saudade (Transit Books) on a list of recommended books from indie presses.

The Los Angeles Review of Books published an interview with Maria Tumarkin, author of Axiomatic (Transit Books), on September 3.

On September 1, Edge Magazine included Animal Sutras by Stephen Levine and Wounds into Wisdom by Tirzah Firestone (both Monkfish Book Publishing) on a list of recommended books for fall 2019.

On September 3, the Chicago Review of Books named When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl’s Book by Naja Marie Aidt (trans. Denise Newman; Coffee House Press), Father’s Day by Matthew Zapruder (Copper Canyon Press), and Cyborg Detective by Jillian Weise (BOA Editions) to its list of the best books of September.

Literary Hub published and excerpt from When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl’s Book, by Naja Marie Aidt (trans. Denise Newman; Coffee House Press), on August 30 and recommended the book on September 3.

Guernica excerpted poems from Johanny Vázquez Paz’s I Offer My Heart as a Target / Ofrezco mi corazón como una diana (trans. Lawrence Schimel; Akashic Books) on August 28.

Book Riot included Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (edited by Joyce Carol Oates, Akashic Books) on its August 15 list of “Noir by Women, Not Just Femme Fatales.”

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