This Week’s News

Margaret Klein Salamon, author of Facing the Climate Emergencychatted with the Cut on May 21.

Time by Etel Adnan, trans. Sarah Riggs was the International Winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize

Jericho Brown, author of the The Tradition won the Lambda Literary Trustee Award and Brian Lam, publisher and president of Arsenal Pulp Press, won the Publishing Professional Award. 

Jason Diamond’s The Sprawl on your summer reads list. On May 22, Vulture included it Jason Diamond’s The Sprawl on their summer reading list, as did the Chicago Tribune on May 28 and Literary Hub. The LitHub list also included On Nostalgia by David Berry (Coach House Books), For Now by James Richardson (Copper Canyon) and Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera (City Lights Publishing).

Timothy Donnelly’s The Problem of the Many (Wave Books) won the 2019 Big Other Poetry Prize.

Arundhati Roy, author of My Seditious Heart and Azadi, appeared on 60 Minutes on May 18.

Cooper Lee Bombadier was interviewed by The Rumpus on May 22 about his memoir, Pass with Care (Dottir Press).

Outside the Lines (Catalyst Press) was named one of the most anticipated summer reads by CrimeReads

Ron Charles’s book club newsletter for the Washington Post included The Ralph Nader and Family Cookbook by Ralph Nader (Akashic Books).

On May 22Literary Hub recommended Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story by Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis (Akashic Books/Edge of Sports)as a “fascinating look at running history.”

A profile of Noelle Kocot, author of God’s Green Earth (Wave Books) appeared in Poetry Foundation on May 25.

Larissa Lai, author of The Tiger Flu (Arsenal Pulp Press), has won the honorary 2020 Jim Duggins, PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from Lambda Literary. Jericho Brown, author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press) won the 2020 recipient of Lambda Literary’s Trustee Award. Brian Lam, publisher of Arsenal Pulp Press, is the 2020 recipient of the Publishing Professional Award.

Lisa Fishman’s Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition (Wave Books) was awarded the Canada Book Award.

Blood Sisters by Kim Yideum, trans. Ji Yoon Lee (Deep Vellum Publishing) was recommended by Public Books on May 22.

Poetry by Justin Philip Reed, author of The Malevolent Volume (Coffee House Press), appeared in the Front Table.

Timothy Donnelly’s The Problem of the Many (Wave Books) won the 2019 Big Other Poetry Prize.

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