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The Music Game by Stéfanie Clermont, trans. JC Sutcliffe (Biblioasis, February 2022)
“Clermont’s novel reminds us of the resilience of lifelong friendships and how they can triumph over the darker aspects of life. Any time a group of close friends reunites, even after a period marked by trauma, there is the possibility of finding solace by simply reconnecting with those who knew you when you looked at life through a more innocent lens.”—ZYZZYVA

The 2022 Nautilus Book Award winners include titles from Monkfish Book Publishing, New Society Press, and Sarabande Books.

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Lora DeVore, author of Darkness was My Candle (Global Book Sales / Confer Books), appeared on Portland’s KATU ABC 2 on May 12.

Among CLMP’s 2022 Firecracker Awards finalists are titles from Biblioasis, Deep Vellum, Nightboat Books, and Transit Books.

Scott Graham’s Canyonlands Carnage (Torrey House Pres) is a 2022 Colorado Book Award finalist in the mystery category.

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Gentlemen Callers by Corinne Hoex, trans. Caitlin O’Neil (Dalkey Archive Press, March 2022)
“Humor is culturally specific, temporally tied, and situationally contextual, and all of these facets are amplified in the context of translation, where puns and plays become tangled in tongues. This is what makes Gentlemen Callers . . . a truly astonishing outlier. While French literature enjoys a fairly prolific publication rate in English, the kinds of literature chosen for publication are often cerebral, philosophical, and introspective. Hoex’s series of vignettes, too, are interiorized, in that they are dreamworlds, but they are also fleshy, sensuous, and gilded with a teasing tone firmly rooted (pun intended) in sexual exploration and fulfillment.”—Asymptote

Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife by Ingrid Andersson (Holy Cow! Press, April 2022)

“At the heart of Jordemoder is the crossroads where the midwife works, the knife edge where a breath taken, or not, determines a celebration of birth and new life, or the loss and grief of death. Andersson inhabits that crossroads and writes from there with precision, empathy, and grace.”—Wisconsin People & Ideas

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Palace of Flies by Walter Kappacher, trans. Georg Bauer (New Vessel Press, May 2022)
“[A] melancholy, atmospheric novella. . . . Hofmannsthal’s love of the humanities and his ambition to promote the arts as a panacea against political violence are bound to speak eloquently to modern readers.”—Historical Novels Review

Ashley Marie Farmer, author of Dear Damage (Sarabande Books), was interviewed by Vol. 1 Brooklyn on April 28.

Dying for Attention by Susan MacLeod (Conundrum Press) has been shortlisted for the 2022 Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (Non-Fiction).

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An Enemy Such as This: Larry Casuse and the Fight for Native Liberation in One Family on Two Continents over Three Centuries by David Correia (Haymarket Books, April 2022)
“It’s been a long time since a history has touched me so deeply with its poignancy. David Correia offers a masterful original narrative that draws upon meticulous archival research and conversations and support from the Casuse family.”—Navajo Times

Sandra Cisneros discussed her illustrated chapbook, Puro Amor (Sarabande Books), in a conversation with World Literature Today earlier this month.

Clark Collis discussed the forthcoming paperback edition of You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead was Brought to Life (1984 Publishing) with comicbook.com on April 21.

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