This Week’s News

Congratulations to Jericho Brown, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Tradition. Two other Consortium titles were also announced as Pulitzer finalists: Mary Ruefle’s Dunce for poetry and Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning for drama.

Eric Mueller, author of Family Resemblance, was interviewed by the Star Tribune on May 3.

Alain de Botton, founder of The School of Life, appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden on May 5. Stay up to date with their ongoing series about living philosophically on CNN.

Book Riot‘s April 22 roundup of great picture books about the environment included four titles from Blue Dot Kids Press: Ivy BirdLeafy CrittersUnder My Treeand Who Will It Be

New York Times Magazine recommended The Cockettes by Fayette Hauser on April 30. The New York Times Book Review recommended the very different, but just as compelling new novel The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana

Juli Delgado Lopera, author of Fiebre Tropical (The Feminist Press at CUNY) wrote about the underappreciated beauty of Spanglish for Teen Vogue on May 1.

Monica Sok, author of The Nail the Evening Hangs On (Copper Canyon Press) was interviewed in Literary Hub on April 30.

Obit by Victoria Chang (Copper Canyon Press) and Toxicon and Arachne by Joyelle McSweeney (Nightboat Books) were recommended in Vanity Fair on April 30.

Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji and I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom (both Arsenal Pulp Press) won Publishing Triangle Awards.

Keiler Roberts, author of Rat Time (Koyama Press), was interviewed by Chimera Obscura on May 2.

Dart interviewed Josh Cochran, illustrator of Drawing on Walls (Matthew Burgess, Enchanted Lion Books) on May 1.

Jessica Cohen talked to the Forward about her translation of The Drive (Yair Assulin, New Vessel Books) on April 29.

An excerpt from Cockfight by María Fernanda Ampuero (trans. Frances Riddle, The Feminist Press at CUNY) was published in Words Without Borders on April 29.

Jody Savin, author of Stitched & Sewn (Prospect Park Books), was interviewed with her daughter in the May issue of Hadassah Magazine.

The Edgar Award for Best Short Story was awarded to Livia Llewellyn for “One of These Nights” from Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (edit. Joyce Carol Oates, Akashic Books) and the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award was given to Derrick Harriell’s “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” from Milwaukee Noir (edit. Tim Hennessy, Akashic Books). Kirsten Tranter’s “The Passenger” from Sydney Noir (edit. by John Dale, Akashic Books) was also a finalist for Best Short Story.

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