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A selection of recent reviews our publishers’ books have received.

This Week’s News and Reviews

Richard Butner, author of The Adventurists (Small Beer Press), was interviewed by author Kelly Link for Catapult on April 4.

Andrey Kurkov, author of Grey Bees (Deep Vellum Publishing), was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor on March 31.

Joyland published an excerpt of A Room with a Darker View: Chronicles of My Mother and Schizophrenia by Claire Phillips (DoppelHouse) on March 29.

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Pierre Le-Tan’s A Few Collectors, tr. Michael Z. Wise (New Vessel Press), was excerpted in Air Mail on March 26.

The New Republic featured a poem by Erika Meitner, author of Useful Junk (BOA Editions), on March 17.

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Warning to the Crocodiles by Antonio Lobo Antunes, trans. Karen C. Sherwood Sotelino (Dalkey Archive Press, September 2021)
“I return again and again to Lobo Antunes’s fictive worlds because, with his use of pitch black humor and his precise attention to humanity (and the ways humans can be humiliated) against a broader historical backdrop—this supposedly impossible fusion of aestheticism and social reference—his fictive worlds seem inexhaustible.”—Full Stop

The Vanished Collection by Pauline Baer de Perignon, trans. Natasha Lehrer (New Vessel Press, January 2022)
“This true story of a single, ‘forgotten’ episode in a long-running series of art-restitution sagas reveals how an inexperienced, self-taught investigator uncovered a Nazi-era art theft through clever detection and extraordinary persistence . . . She also untangles the roots of her own uncomfortable heritage as a Jew in post-WW2 Paris.”—Art & Object

Cane Warriors by Alex Wheatle (Akashic Books/Black Sheep) was shortlisted for the UK’s “longest running and best-loved book awards for children and young people,” the Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards.

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Angélica Gorodischer’s Kalpa Imperial, trans. Ursula K. Le Guin (Small Beer Press) and Michal Ajvaz’s The Other City (Dalkey Archive Press) were featured among Esquire‘s picks for the 50 best fantasy books of all time.

Carley Moore, author of Panpocalypse (Feminist Press), was interviewed by Shondaland on March 10.

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Diamonds by Camille Guthrie (BOA Editions, October 2021)
“Camille Guthrie’s Diamonds brings forth a speaker who confronts such feelings, and in the midst of middle age, divorce, and the search for reassurance of importance, we find a life that seeks to shrug off surmounting struggles and shine.”—Colorado Review

Sarah Bowen, author of Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Trying to Heal the Planet (Monkfish Book Publishing), recently appeared on the All Creatures podcast.

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