This Week’s News

The New York Times Book Review raved about The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili on April 14. 

Judy Blume recommended the “absolutely enchating” Blue Marlin in an update from her bookstore, Books & Books, on April 9.  

Around Harvard Square by C.J. Farley (Akashic Books/Black Sheep) was named a 2020 Honor Book by the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.

If you’re looking for “a clever, funny novel . . . a masterpiece of Parisian perfection,” the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, recommends The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain. 

The New York Times Book Review had high praise for The Unseen on April 14“This stark, beautiful novel, translated from the Norwegian and perfectly pitched for the present moment, follows one family living in isolation on a small, windswept island.” 

Tabitha and Magoo Dress Up Too (Michelle Tea, illus. Ellis van der Does, The Feminist Press at CUNY/ Amethyst Editions) was featured in Publishers Weekly on April 3.

From the Shadows (Juan José Millás, trans. Thomas Bunstead and Daniel Hahn, Bellevue Literary Press) was included in a CrimeReads round up on March 30.

On April 13, Fresh Air recommended Are You An Echo? (edit. and trans. Sally Ito, David Jacobson, and Michiko Tsuboi; Misuzu Kaneko; illus. Toshikado Hajiri; Chin Music Press).

A number of CBSD authors won Guggenheim Fellowships, including Lisa Olstein (Pain Studies Bellevue Literary Press), Philip Metres (Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Oceanic, Copper Canyon) Brian Teare (Doomstead Days, Nightboat Books), Jenny Boully (Betwixt and Between, Coffee House Press), and Valeria Luiselli (Tell Me How It Ends, Coffee House Press).

Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer Press) won the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award.

Copper Yearning by Kimberly Blaeser (Holy Cow! Press), has won the 2020 Wisconsin Writers Council Award for poetry, and Christina Ward’s American Advertising Cookbooks (Feral House/Process Media) was an honorable mention.

Spiritual Rebel by Sarah Bowen (Monkfish Book Publishing) was a finalist in the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.

Chris Martin, author of Things to Do In Hell (Coffee House Press), wrote an article for Literary Hub on April 8.

The Chicago Tribune recommended The Bear by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press) on April 1.

Publishers Weekly included DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi (Wave Books) and Index of Haunted Houses by Adam O. Davis (Sarabande Books) in an article on April 10.

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