This Week’s News and Reviews

CURB by Divya Victor (Nightboat Books, April 2021, 9781643620701)
“Readers will feel like they have pressed and been pressed by this remarkable collection, which uses language as a weapon, as comfort, as demand, as identity, as gesture, and always, as connection.”—Los Angeles Review

Big Bad by Whitney Collins (Sarabande Books, March 2021, 9781946448729)
“Collins illuminates the very moments in a person’s life when those close by would look away. Not because of the gore, but because looking would show us the things that make everyday life unbearable, and the desperation that confronts all of us when we choose something insufficient to cling to.”—Cleveland Review of Books

Elaine Feeney, author of As You Were (Biblioasis), was interviewed on the latest episode of the podcast Across the Pond with Lori Feathers and Sam Jordison.

Eric Charles May spoke with Chicago Review of Books on October 12 about his novel, Bedrock Faith (Akashic Books), being selected as the 2021 One Book, One Chicago pick.

Paris Cat by Dianne Hofmeyr, illus. Piet Grobler (Tiny Owl Publishing), was featured in the Children’s Book Council’s Fall 2021 reading list, “All About Music.”

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