A Small Silence by Jumoke Verissimo (Cassava Republic Press) and Jane Clarke’s When the Tree Falls (Bloodaxe Books) were longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize.
Connor Wilumsen’s Bradley of Him (Koyama Press) and Chris Kuzma’s Lunch Quest were nominated for Doug Wright Awards.
A number of Consortium Titles were named Best Children’s Books of the Year by Bank Street College Education, including Comics: Easy as ABC! by Ivan Brunetti (Toon Graphics/Toon Books), Ants Don’t Wear Pants! by Kevin McCloskey (Toon Books), Ariba by Masha Manapov (Enchanted Lion Books), Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, illustrated by Ashleigh Corrin (Enchanted Lion Books), Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer, illustrated by K-Fai Steele (Enchanted Lion Books), Up Down Inside Out by JooHee Yoon (Enchanted Lion Books), Troublemaker for Justice by Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, Michael G. Long (City Light Publishers), The Little Black Fish by Samad Behrangi, illustrated by Farshid Mesghali, translated by Azita Rassi (Tiny Owl Publishing), When I Colored in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi, illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, translated by Azita Rassi (Tiny Owl Publishing), Grobblechops by Elizabeth Laird, illustrated by Jenny Lucander (Tiny Owl Publishing), and Thukpa for All by Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt, illustrated by Shilpa Ranade (Karadi Tales).
The Millions’ Longlist for the Best Translated Book Award included Welcome to America by Linda Boström Knausgård, translated by Martin Aitken (World Editions), Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, translated Sara Moses and Carolina Orloff (Charco Press), Tentacle by Rita Indiana, translated by Achy Obejas (And Other Stories), 77 by Guillermo Saccomanno, translated by Andrea G. Labinger (Open Letter Books), Time by Etel Adnan, translated by Sarah Riggs (Nightboat Books), Aviva-No by Shimon Adaf, translated by Yael Segalovitz (Alice James Books), and Next Loves by Stéphane Bouquet, translated by Lindsay Turner (Nightboat Books).
A poem from Come the Slumberless To the Land of Nod by Traci Brimhall (Copper Canyon Press) was published in Literary Hub on April 2.
Modern Poetry in Translation featured two poems from Sawako Nakaysu’s Some Girls Walk into the Country They Are From (Wave Books).
“Illegible Cloud” from Chad Bennett’s Your New Feeling is the Artifact of a Bygone Era (Sarabande Books) was the Poem of the Day on Poetry Daily on April 2.
Rupert Sheldrake, author of Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work (Monkfish Book Publishing), was interviewed on Resistance Radio on Sunday, April 5.
Spiritual Rebel author Sarah Bowen (Monkfish Book Publishing) was interviewed on Big Universe on March 31.