You can count Alexander Chee among the many fans of Justin Chin! On Entertainment Weekly’s Untold Stories podcast, Chee expressed admiration for the writer: “The impact Justin Chin had on an entirely writerly generation is something to register.”See for yourself with Chin’s Selected Works (edit. Jennifer Joseph, Manic D Press).
The Millions has released their list of the most anticipated books for the second half of the year, and several Consortium titles made the cut: Lord the One You Love is Sick by Kasey Thornton, Out of Mesopotamia by Salar Abdoh, Ramifications by Daniel Saldaña París and translated by Christina MacSweeney, and Stranger Faces by Namwali Serpell.
The Names of all the Flowers by Melissa Valentine was recommended by Bitch Media on July 13. Reviewer Evette Dionne compared the memoir to Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped. Check out the excerpt shared by Literary Hub on July 15.
NYspirit ran an excerpt from Steve Kanji Ruhl’s Enlightened Contemporaries: Three Great Mystics of the Thirteenth Century and Why They Matter Today (Monkfish Book Publishing) on July 15.