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NB Magazine featured Jane Clarke’s poem ‘Vows’ from The River (Bloodaxe Books) in their October issue.

Rabbi Hanoch Hecht, author of A Kabbalah of Food: Stories, Teachings and Recipes (Monkfish Book Publishing) was interviewed by Naomi Nachman on her show A Table for Two on the Nachum Segal Network on Oct. 16, 2020. An article about Hecht appeared in Jewish News of Northern California on October 16.

Spirituality & Health Magazine featured an article by Sarah Bowen, author of Spiritual Rebel (Monkfish Book Publishing), titled “A Halloween-Time Practice for Finding Balance” on Oct. 13, 2020.

Sarah J. Sloat, author of Hotel Almighty (Sarabande Books)was interviewed in the Indianapolis Review, which also shared five of her poems.

Krista Franklin’s Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books) has been shortlisted for the Chicago Review of Books Best Poetry Book of 2020.

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White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia
Kiki Petrosino | Sarabande Books | 9781946448545 | May 2020
“Petrosino showcases her mastery of form.”—Arkansas International

Treason: A Sallie Bingham Reader
Sallie Bingham | Sarabande Books | 9781946448620 | August 2020
“Sallie Bingham redefines the life of Doris Duke and describes her impressive career in public talk.”—Duke Chronicle

SPEECH
Jill Magi | Nightboat Books | 9781643620077 | September 2019
“Reading Jill Magi’s newest poetry collection SPEECH is like going for a walk inside someone else’s dream. . . . SPEECH is not just a cognitive mapping of a Middle Eastern city, but the unveiling of how one ingests a physical space and attempts to produce a poetic response—a simple act of speech.”—Carolina Quarterly

The Readers’ RoomAntoine Laurain, trans. Emily Boyce, Jane Aitken, and Polly Mackintosh | Gallic Books | 9781910477977 | September 2020

“Laurain has spun a fantastically intricate web here, where the smallest detail could be significant, and, no matter how sure you are that you’ve grasped it, he is one step ahead. Joyously far-fetched and metafictional.”—Herald Scotland

The Crossroads at Midnight
Abby Howard | Iron Circus Books | 9781945820687 | February 2021
“Strong Neil Gaiman vibes. All five of the tales included here were the type that gets under your skin.”—Geek Mom

Last Dance
Hanna Schroy | Iron Circus Comics | 9781945820724 | January 2021
“A sobering fable about the prices that people pay to stay at the top of their art.”—Foreword Reviews

Azadi
Arundhati Roy | Haymarket Books | 9781642592603 | September 2020
“Roy’s Azadi is the outcome of a life of writing from the frontline of solidarity and humanism, and from a writer who is perhaps only now reaching the height of her literary powers.”—The Guardian

Feebleminded
Ariana Harwicz, trans. Annie McDermott and Carolina Orloff | Charco Press | 9781916465602 | October 2020
“This is a novel whose characters’ conflicts spill out of the page and into the prose used to tell their story, making for a searing read.”—Vol 1 Brooklyn

Dispatches from the Republic of Letters
edit. Daniel Simon | Deep Vellum Publishing | 9781646050338 | October 2020
“Dispatches gives us a multifocal perspective on the making of world literature itself.”—91st Meridian

Not One Day
Anne Garréta, trans. Emma Ramadan | Deep Vellum Publishing | 9781941920541 | May 2017

“This is a book for those who don’t mind a little unease in their reading experience. It will not go where readers expect, and that imbalance is part of the structure of the entire narrative.  It is also for those who relish language, particularly the way words can build a foundation for trust, can intimate the unspoken, and can leave you reeling.”—Rainbow Round Table Book and Media Reviews

Hotel Almighty
Sarah J. Sloat | Sarabande Books | 9781946448644 | September 2020
“Hotel Almighty is a profound work of reinvention — from King’s pop fiction to a hybrid work where houses grow wild with flowers, where one asks hell to “subside a little” (42), and where the reader enjoys every minute of the bizarre, vivid, delightful journey.”—The Indianapolis Review

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The Readers’ Room
Antoine Laurain, trans. Emily Boyce, Jane Aitken, and Polly Mackintosh | Gallic Books | 9781910477977 | September 2020
“Famed for the eccentric yet elegant whimsicality of his novels . . . Antoine Laurain has established a fanbase that includes the Duchess of Cornwall.”—The Sunday Times

The Farm
Max Annas, trans. Rachel Hildebrandt Reynolds | Catalyst Press | 9781946395221 | September 2020
“A subtle, intelligent crime novel that leads with action and judiciously drip feeds character and meaning into the story along the way.”—Crime Time

To Know You’re Alive
Dakota McFadzean | Conundrum Press | 9781772620498 | December 2020
“Dakota McFadzean’s story collection To Know You’re Alive is deliberate, creepy, and wonderful.  These stories might be called haunting or disturbing, but that loose description doesn’t do justice to their subtle and graceful complexity.“—Foreword Reviews

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Spirituality & Health Magazine featured an article by Sarah Bowen, author of Spiritual Rebel (Monkfish Book Publishing), on October 6.

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Sarah J. Sloat, author of Hotel Almighty (Sarabande Books) wrote an essay for Literary Hub on September 25.

Cristina Rivera Garza, author of The Iliac Crest and Grieving (both translated by Sarah Booker, published by The Feminist Press at CUNY), was named a 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

Oracle 20-20 Magazine ran an excerpt from Sparrow’s Small Happiness & Other Epiphanies (Monkfish Book Publishing) in their October issue. Chronogram Magazine also ran on Oct. 1, 2020.

Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos (Biblioasis) by Steven Heighton is a Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

The Wolf’s Trail by Thomas D. Peacock (Holy Cow! Press), has been selected as the Best-Indie published Adult Fiction 2020 in Minnesota by the Minnesota Library Foundation.

Mama Amazonica by Pascale Petit (Bloodaxe Books) won the Laurel Prize 2020.

Deanna Pecaski McLennan, PhD, author of Kindercoding Unplugged: Screen-Free Activities for Beginners (Redleaf Press) was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM.

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