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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.

Lisa Fishman’s Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition (Wave Books) was awarded the Canada Book Award.

Blood Sisters by Kim Yideum, trans. Ji Yoon Lee (Deep Vellum Publishing) was recommended by Public Books on May 22.

Poetry by Justin Philip Reed, author of The Malevolent Volume (Coffee House Press), appeared in the Front Table.

Timothy Donnelly’s The Problem of the Many (Wave Books) won the 2019 Big Other Poetry Prize.

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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.

Eric Mueller, author of Family Resemblance, was interviewed by the Star Tribune on May 3.

Alain de Botton, founder of The School of Life, appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden on May 5. Stay up to date with their ongoing series about living philosophically on CNN.

Book Riot‘s April 22 roundup of great picture books about the environment included four titles from Blue Dot Kids Press: Ivy BirdLeafy CrittersUnder My Treeand Who Will It Be

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

Juli Delgado Lopera, author of Fiebre Tropical (The Feminist Press at CUNY) wrote about the underappreciated beauty of Spanglish for Teen Vogue on May 1.

Monica Sok, author of The Nail the Evening Hangs On (Copper Canyon Press) was interviewed in Literary Hub on April 30.

Obit by Victoria Chang (Copper Canyon Press) and Toxicon and Arachne by Joyelle McSweeney (Nightboat Books) were recommended in Vanity Fair on April 30.

Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji and I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom (both Arsenal Pulp Press) won Publishing Triangle Awards.

Keiler Roberts, author of Rat Time (Koyama Press), was interviewed by Chimera Obscura on May 2.

Dart interviewed Josh Cochran, illustrator of Drawing on Walls (Matthew Burgess, Enchanted Lion Books) on May 1.

Jessica Cohen talked to the Forward about her translation of The Drive (Yair Assulin, New Vessel Books) on April 29.

An excerpt from Cockfight by María Fernanda Ampuero (trans. Frances Riddle, The Feminist Press at CUNY) was published in Words Without Borders on April 29.

Jody Savin, author of Stitched & Sewn (Prospect Park Books), was interviewed with her daughter in the May issue of Hadassah Magazine.

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.

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The Wall Street Journal recommended The Helios Disaster on April 3. The WSJ also endorsed A Long Way Off on April 24, saying the novel “plays out like an existential fever dream.”

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.

BoingBoing raved about Lauren McLaughlin’s YA novel, Send Picson April 21.

Let’s Talk Toddlers author Marie Masterson (Redleaf Press) was interviewed for New York Magazine’s The Strategist on April 21. 

Elizabeth J. Coleman, author of HEREPoems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press), wrote an article for Literary Hub on April 22. 

A poem from Not Go Away Is My Name by Alberto Ríos (Copper Canyon Press) appeared in the New York Times Magazine on April 23.

Summer of Reckoning by Marion Brunet (trans. Katherine Gregor, Bitter Lemon Press) was included in a CrimeReads round-upon April 22. 

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.

Aaron Shurin wrote about one of his poems from The Blue Absolute (Nightboat Books) for Lambda Literary on April 27.

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.

Maya C. Popa, author of American Faith(Sarabande Books), interviewed Don Mee Choi, author of DMZ Colony (Wave Books) for the Publishers Weekly blog April 27.

When I Colored in the World by Ahmadreza Ahmadi (illus. Ehsan Abdollahi, trans. Azita Rassi, Tiny Owl Publishing) was named an NCTE 2020 Notable Poetry title.

Selections from Srikanth Reddy’s Underworld Lit were shared in Verse on April 27.

The Seattle Times talked to poetry bookstore Open Books, which recommended Leila Chatti’s Deluge and Victoria Chang’s Obit (both Copper Canyon Press) on April 23.

Welcome to America by Linda Boström Knausgård (trans. Martin Aitken, World Editions) was longlisted for the Millions Best Translated Book Award.

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When You Look Up by Decur was recommended by the Wall Street Journal on April 16.

Another Enchanted Lion Books title, Layla’s Happiness by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie and illustrated by Ashleigh Corrinwas recently honored by the Ezra Jack Keats Awards

A Short Move was named one of Elle‘s most anticipated titles on April 11. 

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.”

Dwight Garner recommended the “good company” of A Curious History of Sex on April 17 in the New York Times.

The “mesmerizing arrythmia” of Apsara Engine received a rave review by NPR on April 18.

Five Books of (Robert) Moses appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 19. 

CNN shared the “surreal, eerily poignant” photography from Franziska Stünkel’s COEXIST on April 6 and talked to the acclaimed filmmaker and photographer about her artistic process. 

 The School of Life has started a partnership with CNN about living philosophically during COVID-19, and shared the first article on April 22. 

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.

An excerpt from Hilary Leichter’s Temporary (Coffee House Press)was shared in The Cut on April 18.

Literary Hub shared an excerpt from The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen, trans. Don Shaw and Don Bartlett (Biblioasis) on April 15. 

Alan Hirsch, author of A Short History of Presidential Election Crises (City Lights Publishers) was interviewed for Gizmodo on April 6 and wrote an article for Literary Hub on April 10.

Annie Finch, editor of Choice Words (Haymarket Books) was interviewed by Shelf Awareness on April 17.

The Rumpus shared a number of Consortium titles to celebrate poetry month on April 10.

Will Arbery’s Heroes of the Fourth Turning has picked up another award: the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

Crushing the Red Flowers by Jennifer Voigt Kaplan (Ig Publishing) has won a Christopher Award.

Marianne Chan, author of All Heathens (Sarabande Books) gave writing advice to Poets & Writers on April 16.

Val Walker, author of 400 Friends and No One to Call (Central Recovery Press) wrote an article for The Caregiver Space on April 8.

Carmen Boullosa, author of The Book of Anna (Coffee House Press), was interviewed in volume 104 of the Southwest Review.

Jonathan Hammond, author of The Shaman’s Mind (Monkfish Book Publishing), is was interviewed by Brenda Michaels and Rob Spear on their show Conscious Talk Radio on KKNW Seattle.

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The New York Times Book Review raved about The Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili on April 14. 

Judy Blume recommended the “absolutely enchating” Blue Marlin in an update from her bookstore, Books & Books, on April 9.  

Around Harvard Square by C.J. Farley (Akashic Books/Black Sheep) was named a 2020 Honor Book by the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.

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.” 

Tabitha and Magoo Dress Up Too (Michelle Tea, illus. Ellis van der Does, The Feminist Press at CUNY/ Amethyst Editions) was featured in Publishers Weekly on April 3.

From the Shadows (Juan José Millás, trans. Thomas Bunstead and Daniel Hahn, Bellevue Literary Press) was included in a CrimeReads round up on March 30.

On April 13, Fresh Air recommended Are You An Echo? (edit. and trans. Sally Ito, David Jacobson, and Michiko Tsuboi; Misuzu Kaneko; illus. Toshikado Hajiri; Chin Music Press).

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).

Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker (Small Beer Press) won the 2020 Philip K. Dick Award.

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.

Spiritual Rebel by Sarah Bowen (Monkfish Book Publishing) was a finalist in the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.

Chris Martin, author of Things to Do In Hell (Coffee House Press), wrote an article for Literary Hub on April 8.

The Chicago Tribune recommended The Bear by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press) on April 1.

Publishers Weekly included DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi (Wave Books) and Index of Haunted Houses by Adam O. Davis (Sarabande Books) in an article on April 10.

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