This Week’s News

The “bold and energetic” debut novel by Juli Delgado Lopera, Fiebre Tropical, was an NYTBR Editor’s Choice on March 12. Reviewer Dwight Garner complimented the
“ebullient and assertive” prose in his review on March 2. Check out the excerpt shared by the Rumpus on February 17, and see what Lopera talked about in an interview with the NYTBR on March 18.

Several award shortlists were announced this week and we were pleased to see many Consortium publishers represented. Socialist Realism by Trisha Low and Soft Targets by Deborah Landau both won Believer Book Awards on March 16, and books from Coffee House Press and Alice James Books were finalists. Titles from Bellevue Literary Press and Deep Vellum Publishing were named finalists for the Big Other Translation Prize, and winners will be announced May 16. The finalists for the Publishing Triangle Awards were also announced, which included titles from Alice James Books, Arsenal Pulp Press, BOA Editions, and Nightboat Books. Stay tuned for the award ceremony April 30.

Hilary Leichter’s Temporary continues to snatch up press attention. Leichter was interviewed by the NYTBR on March 18. The Wall Street Journal had high praise for this “delirious and deeply humane satire” of the gig economy on March 13. Guernica also recommended the title on the 13, calling it “delirious” and “dizzying.” Literary Hub included it on their new books to read this month list on March 3. Publishers Weekly included it on a roundup of new titles, along with John Elizabeth Stintzi’s Vanishing Monumentson March 17Finally, Buzzfeed recommended the title, along with Karen Tei Yamashita’s Sansei and Sensibilityin a roundup of the best new releases on March 12. 

Mary Ruefle, author of Dunce (Wave Books) won the Arthur Rense Poetry Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Poupeh Missaghi, author of trans(re)lating house one (Coffee House Press), wrote an essay for Literary Hub on March 12.

The Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California nominated Thukpa for All by Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt, illustrated by Shilpa Ranade (Karadi Tales), for their Distinguished Children’s Books list. 

Cartoonist Keiler Roberts talked to the podcast I’ll Follow You about her latest book, Rat Time (Koyama Press) on March 15.

Ben Passmore, author of Sports Is Hell (Koyama Press), talked to Make It Then Tell Everyone on March 12.

Traci Brimhall, author of Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon Press) was interviewed by the Adroit Journal on March 17.

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