This Week’s News

Kiki Petrosino, author of White Blood (Sarabande Books), was interviewed for Poets & Writers on May 7.

Luke Brown, author of Theft (And Other Stories), was interviewed for Epiphany on May 8.

Kimberly Dark, author of Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old (AK Press), wrote an article for Ms. Magazine on May 13.

An excerpt from Tim Mitchell’s Endland (And Other Stories) appeared in Literary Hub on May 15.

Several Consortium titles were awarded Independent Publisher Medals, including All the Fierce Tethersby Lia Purpura (Sarabande Books), Thorn by Anna Burke (Bywater Books), Galileo by Ann McMan (Bywater Books), Clio Rising by Paula Martinac (Bywater Books), Kickin’ Rocks by Marianne K. Martin (Bywater Books), Spiritual Rebel by Sarah Bowen (Monkfish Book Publishing), and The Song of the Sea by Jenn Alexander (Bywater Books).

Oblivion by Sergei Lebedev, trans. Antonina W. Bouis (New Vessel Press), has been long-listed for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature.

Time by Etel Adnan, translated by Sarah Riggs (Nightboat Books) has won the International Griffin Poetry Prize.

The Millions Best Translated Book Award finalists included Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, translated by Sara Moses and Carolina Orloff (Charco Press); 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).

Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji (Arsenal Pulp Press) has been named a finalist for the 2020 Trillium Book Award.

When the Tree Falls by Jane Clarke (Bloodaxe Books) was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize.

A little body are many parts : Un cuerpecito son muchas partes Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, trans. Abigail Parry and Serafina Vick has been shortlisted for the inaugural Derek Walcott Prize. 

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, author of Beyond Survival (AK Press), has won the Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction from Lambda Literary.

Alex Wheatle, author of Home Girl (Akashic Books, Black Sheep) has been shortlisted for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.

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