This Week’s News

The United States Board on Books for Young People’s Outstanding International Books were The Pencil by Susan Avingaq and Maren Vsetula, illus. Charlene Chua (Inhabit Media); Thukpa for All by Praba Ram, Sheela Preuitt, and Shilpa Ranada (Karadi Tales); Questions I am Asked About the Holocaust by Hédi Fried, trans. Alice E. Olsson (Scribe); and The Parrot and the Merchant by Marjan Vafaeian, edit. and trans. Azita Rassi (Tiny Owl Publishing).

Ms. Magazine‘s monthly recommendations on February 3 included three much-buzzed-about titles: In Praise of Fragments by Meena Alexander (Nightboat Books), A Nail the Evening Hangs On by Monika Sok (Copper Canyon Press) and Include Me Out by María Sonia Cristoff, trans. Katherine Silver (Transit Books).

A profile of Ryan O’Callaghan, author of My Life on the Line (with Cyd Zeigler, Akashic Books/Edge of Sports) was published in the Advocate on February 1. O’Callaghan also appeared on PBS on January 31.

Compliments of Chicagohoodz: Chicago Street Gang Culture by James “Jinx” O’Connor, Damen “Mr. C” Corrado (Feral House Press) was featured in a Document Journal article on February 3.

An interview with María Fernanda Ampuero, author of Cockfight (trans. Frances Riddle, The Feminist Press at CUNY), from the Guadalajara Book Festival was published on January 24 on Words Without Borders.

Ben Passmore, author of Sports is Hell (Koyama Press), was interviewed on Newsarama on February 3.

Banyen Books & Sound featured Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work by Rupert Sheldrake and Animal Sutras by Stephen Levine (both Monkfish Publishing) in their winter/spring issue. Rupert Sheldrake was also interviewed on the Dr. Pat Show on January 28.

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