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Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman (Coffee House Press), 1919 by Eve L. Ewing (Haymarket Books), A Tall History of Sugar by Curdella Forbes (Akashic Books), and Night Angler by Geffrey Davis (BOA Editions) were nominated for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award.

Katherine Hill was interviewed in Newsday on July 22 about her new novel, A Short Move (Ig Publishing).

Woodrow Phoenix, the author of Crash Course (Street Noise Books) was featured on The War on Cars on July 20.

Matthew Rohrer, author of The Sky Contains the Plans (Wave Books), chatted with Dobby Gibson in the summer edition of Rain Taxi.

Jonathan Hammond, author of The Shaman’s Mind (Monkfish Book Publishing), was interviewed by Michael Sandler on his Inspire Nation Show on July 24.

Brian Evenson was named a finalist for the 2020 World Fantasy Awards for Song for the Unraveling of the World (Coffee House Press).

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The Strange Birds of Flannery O’Connor by Amy Alznauer, illustrated by Ping Zhu, was in the Wall Street Journal on July 10.

Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbot Reader was the most recent title in the Paris Review‘s Eat Your Words series. Also in the Paris Review was Douglas A. Martin’s interview about his recent novella, Wolfon July 14.

Skyland was a New York Times Book Review New & Notable pick on July 14.

Book Riot’s list of the best books of 2020 included Obit by Victoria Chang (Copper Canyon Press).

Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man by Steve Alpert (Stone Bridge Press) appeared in Wired on July 10.

PEN’s list of translations to read right now included La Bastarda by Trifonia Melibea Obono, trans. Lawrence Schimel (The Feminist Press at CUNY).

Casey Plett, author of Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press), chatted with Cooper Lee Bombardier, author of Pass with Care (Dottir Press), for Lambda Literary on July 7.

Thomas Peacock, author of The Wolf’s Trail (Holy Cow! Press), was interviewed on MPR on June 19.

A number of Consortium titles were included on Literary Hub‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2020 (part 2).

Katie Shireen Assef, translator of Black Forest by Valérie Mréjen (Deep Vellum Publishing) wrote an article for the Los Angeles Review of Books on July 13.

The Goose Fritz by Sergei Lebedev (trans. Antonina W. Bouis, New Vessel Press) and Bride and Groom by Alisa Ganieva (trans. Carol Apollonio, Deep Vellum Publishing) were nominated for the Read Russia Prize.

Those Who Dwell Below by Aviaq Johnston, (illus. Toma Feizo Gas, Inhabit Media) was shortlisted for the Sunburst Award.

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Dennis Mahoney, author of Ghostlove (Ig Publishing), was interviewed in Times Union on June 30.

Jericho Brown, author of The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press), talked to Mark Doty for The Advocateon July 3. Brown also wrote an article on June 19.

Amy Irvine, author of Air Mail and Desert Cabal (Torrey House Press) wrote a piece for Outside on June 25.

Susan M. Gaines, author of Accidentals (Torrey House Press), was in Rain Taxi on July 6.

Electric Literature recommended Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed (Coffee House Press) on June 11.

Jonathan Hammond, author of The Shaman’s Mind (Monkfish Book Publishing), was interviewed on Bringing Inspiration to Earth on July 2.

Spirituality & Health Magazine featured an article by Sarah Bowen, author of Spiritual Rebel (Monkfish Book Publishing) on June 30. 

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Christina Ward, vice president of Feral House and author of American Advertising Cookbooks appeared on Padma Lakshmi’s new show, Taste the Nation

The Washington Post wrote about Signs Preceding the End of the World author Yuri Herrera’s new nonfiction book, A Silent Fury (And Other Stories), on June 18.

The NYTBR recommended The Park by John Freeman (Copper Canyon Press) and White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia (Sarabande Books) by Kiki Petrosino on June 9. Recommended on June 16 was DMZ Colony.

Pitchfork wrote about Alison Mosshart, author of Car Ma (Third Man Books), on June 17, as did Spin on June 16.

Facing the Climate Emergency by Margaret Klein Salamon (New Society Publishers) was recommended in Jacobin by the performer Raffi on June 14.

Spellbound by Bishakh Som (Street Noise Books) and How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton edited by Aracelis Girmay (BOA Editions) were named by Top Ten picks for Fall 2020 by Publishers Weekly on June 19.

Karen Tei Yamashita, author of Sansei and Senibility (Coffee House Press) wrote an essay for Guernica on June 23.

 Andrew Krivak, author of The Bear (Bellevue Literary Press), appeared on NPR’s Marginalia on June 23.

Marianne Chan talked to The Rumpus about All Heathens (Sarabande Books)the latest pick for their Poetry Book Club, on June 22.

A number of Consortium titles were finalists for CLMP Firecracker Awards, including Flowers of Mold by Ha Seong-nan, translated by Janet Hong (Open Letter); The Incompletes by Sergio Chejfec, translated by Heather Cleary (Open Letter); The Not Wives by Carley Moore (The Feminist Press at CUNY/Amethyst Editions); Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin (Transit Books); Hatred of Translation by Nathanaël (Nightboat Books); Knitting the Fog by Claudia D. Hernández (The Feminist Press at CUNY); Socialist Realism by Trisha Low (Coffee House Press); We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma (Nightboat Books); Dunce by Mary Ruefle (Wave Books); Personal Volcano by Laura Moriarty (Nightboat Books); and SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson (Nightboat Books).

Iowa Public Radio’s annual summer books show recommended The Bear by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press) on June 16.

An excerpt from American Follies by Norman Locke (Bellevue Literary Press) was shared at Big Other on June 15.

Spirituality & Health Magazine featured an article by Sarah Bowen, author of Spiritual Rebel on June 15.

Columbia Tribune interviewed Jill Orr about The Full Scoop (Prospect Park Books) on June 19.

Thorn by Anna Burke (Bywater Books) was named the Foreword Reviews Indies LGBTQ+ Adult Fiction Book of the Year. Have I Got a Cartoon for You edited by Bob Mankoff and The City of Light by Theodore Bikel and Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, illus. Noah Phillips (both Mandel Vilar/MomentBooks) won awards in Adult Nonfiction and Juvenile nonfiction, respectively. The City of Light also won an Honor Award from Skipping Stones Magazine.

And Go Like This by John Crowley was shortlisted for the 2020 Neukom Award.

Ashley Toliver won the 2020 Stafford/hall Award for Spectra (Coffee House Press).

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John Freeman, author of The Park (Copper Canyon Press), was interviewed on Literary Hub June 1.

Edge Magazine included Enlightened Contemporaries by Steve Kanji Ruhl (Monkfish Book Publishing) in their New Books Summer 2020 section.

Six Square Metres by Margaret Simons (Scribe) was featured in Shelf Awareness on May 22.

Katja Ivar, author of Deep as Death and Evil Things (both Bitter Lemon Press), and Jean-Baptiste Andrea, author of A Hundred Million Years and a Day (trans. Sam Taylor, Gallic Books), were interviewed by Deborah Kalb Books on May 31.

Thukpa for All by Praba Ram and Sheela Preuitt, illus. Shilpa Ranadeand The Clever Tailor by Srividhya Venkat, illus. Nayantara Surendranath (both Karadi Tales Picturebooks) have been listed as Highly Commended books by the South Asia Book Award.

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