This Week’s News

Christina Ward, vice president of Feral House and author of American Advertising Cookbooks appeared on Padma Lakshmi’s new show, Taste the Nation

The Washington Post wrote about Signs Preceding the End of the World author Yuri Herrera’s new nonfiction book, A Silent Fury (And Other Stories), on June 18.

The NYTBR recommended The Park by John Freeman (Copper Canyon Press) and White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia (Sarabande Books) by Kiki Petrosino on June 9. Recommended on June 16 was DMZ Colony.

Pitchfork wrote about Alison Mosshart, author of Car Ma (Third Man Books), on June 17, as did Spin on June 16.

Facing the Climate Emergency by Margaret Klein Salamon (New Society Publishers) was recommended in Jacobin by the performer Raffi on June 14.

Spellbound by Bishakh Som (Street Noise Books) and How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton edited by Aracelis Girmay (BOA Editions) were named by Top Ten picks for Fall 2020 by Publishers Weekly on June 19.

Karen Tei Yamashita, author of Sansei and Senibility (Coffee House Press) wrote an essay for Guernica on June 23.

 Andrew Krivak, author of The Bear (Bellevue Literary Press), appeared on NPR’s Marginalia on June 23.

Marianne Chan talked to The Rumpus about All Heathens (Sarabande Books)the latest pick for their Poetry Book Club, on June 22.

A number of Consortium titles were finalists for CLMP Firecracker Awards, including Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan, translated by Janet Hong (Open Letter); The Incompletes by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary (Open Letter); The Not Wives by Carley Moore (The Feminist Press at CUNY/Amethyst Editions); Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin (Transit Books); Hatred of Translation by Nathanaël (Nightboat Books); Knitting the Fog by Claudia D. Hernández (The Feminist Press at CUNY); Socialist Realism by Trisha Low (Coffee House Press); We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma (Nightboat Books); Dunce by Mary Ruefle (Wave Books); Personal Volcano by Laura Moriarty (Nightboat Books); and SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (Nightboat Books).

Iowa Public Radio’s annual summer books show recommended The Bear by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press) on June 16.

An excerpt from American Follies by Norman Locke (Bellevue Literary Press) was shared at Big Other on June 15.

Spirituality & Health Magazine featured an article by Sarah Bowen, author of Spiritual Rebel on June 15.

Columbia Tribune interviewed Jill Orr about The Full Scoop (Prospect Park Books) on June 19.

Thorn by Anna Burke (Bywater Books) was named the Foreword Reviews Indies LGBTQ+ Adult Fiction Book of the Year. Have I Got a Cartoon for You edited by Bob Mankoff and The City of Light by Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, illus. Noah Phillips (both Mandel Vilar/MomentBooks) won awards in Adult Nonfiction and Juvenile nonfiction, respectively. The City of Light also won an Honor Award from Skipping Stones Magazine.

And Go Like This by John Crowley was shortlisted for the 2020 Neukom Award.

Ashley Toliver won the 2020 Stafford/hall Award for Spectra (Coffee House Press).

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