Larissa Lai, author of The Tiger Flu (Arsenal Pulp Press), has won the honorary 2020 Jim Duggins, PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from Lambda Literary. Jericho Brown, author of the The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press) won the 2020 recipient of Lambda Literary’s Trustee Award. Brian Lam, publisher of Arsenal Pulp Press, is the 2020 recipient of the Publishing Professional Award.
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Congratulations to Jericho Brown, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Tradition. Two other Consortium titles were also announced as Pulitzer finalists: Mary Ruefle’s Dunce for poetry and Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning for drama.
New York Times Magazine recommended The Cockettes by Fayette Hauser on April 30. The New York Times Book Review recommended the very different, but just as compelling new novel The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana.
The Edgar Award for Best Short Story was awarded to Livia Llewellyn for “One of These Nights” from Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers (edit. Joyce Carol Oates, Akashic Books) and the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award was given to Derrick Harriell’s “There’s a Riot Goin’ On” from Milwaukee Noir (edit. Tim Hennessy, Akashic Books). Kirsten Tranter’s “The Passenger” from Sydney Noir (edit. by John Dale, Akashic Books) was also a finalist for Best Short Story.
Gina Fattore, author of The Spinster Diaries, wrote an article for Entertainment Weekly about her most exciting moments as a television writer on April 24. Fattore also wrote an article for Literary Hub about the English novelist Frances Burney on April 27.
Fowzia Karimi, author of Above Us the Milky Way (Deep Vellum Publishing), wrote an article for Literary Hub on April 27. Matthew Rohrer, author of The Sky Contains the Plans(Wave Books), wrote an article for Literary Hub on April 28.
Ms. Magazine recommended All Heathens by Marianne Chan (Sarabande Books), In Praise of Fragments by Meena Alexander (Nightboat Books), Repetition Nineteen by Mónica de la Torre (Nightboat Books), and Toxicon and Arachne by Joyelle McSweeney (Nightboat Books) on April 22.
Vanity Fair recommended The Cockettes on April 16, calling it “flamboyantly illustrated. . . . The book is more than a paean to a wild yet touchingly poignant bygone era; it’s a virtual encyclopedia of the antecedents of high drag.”
Sarabande Books has opened up a hotline! Give them a call at 1-619-329-5757 to hear a spooky poem from Index of Haunted Houses by Adam O. Smith.
The Rumpus shared a number of Consortium titles to celebrate poetry month on April 10.
If you’re looking for “a clever, funny novel . . . a masterpiece of Parisian perfection,” the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles, recommends The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain.
The New York Times Book Review had high praise for The Unseen on April 14: “This stark, beautiful novel, translated from the Norwegian and perfectly pitched for the present moment, follows one family living in isolation on a small, windswept island.”
A number of CBSD authors won Guggenheim Fellowships, including Lisa Olstein (Pain Studies Bellevue Literary Press), Philip Metres (Shrapnel Maps, Copper Canyon), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Oceanic, Copper Canyon) Brian Teare (Doomstead Days, Nightboat Books), Jenny Boully (Betwixt and Between, Coffee House Press), and Valeria Luiselli (Tell Me How It Ends, Coffee House Press).
Copper Yearning by Kimberly Blaeser (Holy Cow! Press), has won the 2020 Wisconsin Writers Council Award for poetry, and Christina Ward’s American Advertising Cookbooks (Feral House/Process Media) was an honorable mention.