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BARCELONA DREAMING is an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. Discover the thematic novel lauded by the The New York Times Books.
11/13/2021
Barcelona Dreaming: A Novel

BARCELONA DREAMING is an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal. Discover the thematic novel lauded by the The New York Times Books.

Barcelona Dreaming: A Novel

Today only purchase the Amazon Kindle version of A SUNDAY IN VILLE-D'AVRAY, the haunting novel set in a Paris suburb, fo...
11/13/2021
A Sunday in Ville-d'Avray: A Novel

Today only purchase the Amazon Kindle version of A SUNDAY IN VILLE-D'AVRAY, the haunting novel set in a Paris suburb, for only $4.99.

A Sunday in Ville-d'Avray: A Novel

MEETING IN POSITANO, a Bustle pick, can be purchased for $4.99 today only at Amazon Kindle.
11/13/2021
Meeting in Positano: A Novel

MEETING IN POSITANO, a Bustle pick, can be purchased for $4.99 today only at Amazon Kindle.

Meeting in Positano: A Novel

Read Tony's Reading List's review of LEMON to understand fully why LEMON is, "a slim book with a bite, and a story that’...
11/11/2021
‘Lemon’ by Kwon Yeo-sun (Review)

Read Tony's Reading List's review of LEMON to understand fully why LEMON is, "a slim book with a bite, and a story that’s certainly colourful."

It’s not often that I try thrillers, but in a coincidental turn of events, this week sees me reviewing two on the blog – both works in translation, of course :) Later this week, weR…

Literary Hub is featuring an excerpt from BESIDE MYSELF, a debut that Kirkus Reviews says is a "fascinating first novel....
11/11/2021
Beside Myself by Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Literary Hub is featuring an excerpt from BESIDE MYSELF, a debut that Kirkus Reviews says is a "fascinating first novel."

This year’s Festival Neue Literatur runs from November 11th to 14th. To reserve your seat, click here. The following excerpt was translated by Imogen Taylor. _________________________________…

Read the rest of the review by Forward Reviews to find out more about LEMON, "a haunting novel about women trapped in an...
11/05/2021
Review of Lemon

Read the rest of the review by Forward Reviews to find out more about LEMON, "a haunting novel about women trapped in an endless cycle of trauma and grief." https://buff.ly/3FEHjuR

Lemon: In Kwon Yeo-sun’s novel "Lemon", the unsolved murder of a high school student reverberates through the years. Hae-on was killed on a summer night in 2002. But for those left behind, this was just the beginning. After the initial shock wears off,...

Thanks to all of the booksellers who helped make THE ANOMALY a December Indie Next Pick! Including Sarah at McNally Jack...
11/04/2021

Thanks to all of the booksellers who helped make THE ANOMALY a December Indie Next Pick! Including Sarah at McNally Jackson Books.

Thanks to all of the booksellers who helped make THE ANOMALY a December Indie Next Pick! Including Sarah at McNally Jackson Books.

Scroll to the bottom of this preview to read about ONE IN ME I NEVER LOVED. This collection of stories from women of all...
11/04/2021
November Book Preview

Scroll to the bottom of this preview to read about ONE IN ME I NEVER LOVED. This collection of stories from women of all ages comes out the end of this month.

Late fall offers a cornucopia of new fiction Nov. 2 The Perishing – Natashia Deon (Counterpoint Press) The Perishing is the story of Lou, a young Black woman in 1930s Los Angeles who is beset by vi…

Read this week’s newsletter to discover HOME READING SERVICE and how the author Fabio Morábito "turns the hazards of eve...
11/04/2021

Read this week’s newsletter to discover HOME READING SERVICE and how the author Fabio Morábito "turns the hazards of everyday life into thrillers."
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Read this week’s newsletter to discover HOME READING SERVICE and how the author Fabio Morábito "turns the hazards of everyday life into thrillers."
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Publishers Weekly's review on EVERY LEAF A HALLELUJAH, expresses that this book "is a heartwarming, encouraging look at ...
11/01/2021
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Book Review: Every Leaf a Hallelujah by Ben Okri, illus. by Diana Ejaita. Other Press, $22.99 (96p) ISBN 978-1-63542-270-2

Publishers Weekly's review on EVERY LEAF A HALLELUJAH, expresses that this book "is a heartwarming, encouraging look at how a child’s act of courage can impact the world, as well as the power of protest to combat climate change." Read the full review by clicking the link below.

Booker Prize winner Okri (The Famished Road) delivers a charming, heartfelt environmentalist fairy tale about a young girl’s quest to save her dying mother—and planet Earth. When Mangoshi is

Today marks the last day in October. It's been a big literary month and to help us reflect on all that has happened, loo...
10/31/2021
17 of the best new novels in translation | Powell's Books

Today marks the last day in October. It's been a big literary month and to help us reflect on all that has happened, look no further than Powell's Books, Inc. for the October 2021 New Literature in Translation list. Which includes non other than LEMON by Kwon Yeo-Son.

Powell's bookseller Jeremy G. guides us through the best new literature in translation for October 2021.

AND THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM made this years' Albertine shortlist. An honor that indicates Nicolas Mathieu's ability to...
10/30/2021

AND THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM made this years' Albertine shortlist. An honor that indicates Nicolas Mathieu's ability to craft a novel that depicts the issues of our time, giving countless readers words to relate their own coming of age story through Mathieu's lens.
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AND THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM made this years' Albertine shortlist. An honor that indicates Nicolas Mathieu's ability to craft a novel that depicts the issues of our time, giving countless readers words to relate their own coming of age story through Mathieu's lens.
https://buff.ly/3aOdKbP

Today only, download the Amazon Kindle version of THE ORDER OF THE DAY, winner of the Prix Goncourt, for just $4.99.
10/30/2021
The Order of the Day

Today only, download the Amazon Kindle version of THE ORDER OF THE DAY, winner of the Prix Goncourt, for just $4.99.

The Order of the Day

EVERY LEAF A HALLELUJAH, "an environmental fairytale that speaks eloquently to the most pressing issues of our times," c...
10/29/2021
Ben Okri and Diana Ejaita Team Up for "Environmental Fairytale" Titled Every Leaf A Hallelujah

EVERY LEAF A HALLELUJAH, "an environmental fairytale that speaks eloquently to the most pressing issues of our times," comes out this February. This book brings together the words of best selling, Nigerian author Ben Okri alongside our very own illustrations. We couldn't be more excited.

Celebrated Nigerian author Ben Okri's best selling book Every Leaf A Hallelujah will be published with illustrations by Other Press on February 15, 2022 in the US and next month in the UK by Apollo. Every Leaf A Hallelujah is illustrated by Nigerian-Italian illustrator Diana Ejaita. Ejaita has de

Out this week, A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA is now officially available to be apart of your bookshelf. https://buff.ly/3ivB8iF
10/28/2021

Out this week, A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA is now officially available to be apart of your bookshelf.
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Out this week, A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA is now officially available to be apart of your bookshelf.
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LEMON, one of the most anticipated fall reads, is out today. Order your copy by clicking the link below. https://buff.ly...
10/26/2021

LEMON, one of the most anticipated fall reads, is out today. Order your copy by clicking the link below.
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LEMON, one of the most anticipated fall reads, is out today. Order your copy by clicking the link below.
https://buff.ly/3mTLTwE

According to The Woven Tale Press, LEMON, which releases tomorrow, "becomes as compelling as the murder mystery game of ...
10/25/2021
Grief and Healing After Crime

According to The Woven Tale Press, LEMON, which releases tomorrow, "becomes as compelling as the murder mystery game of Clue. What’s actually being unearthed in this tale, however, is both the meaning of life and the grief about its unfairness—as well as how to mourn."

Kwon Yeo-sun's "Lemon" explores the meaning of life and the grief about its unfairness—as well as how to mourn.

"FOREVER FREE reads more like a series of circular narratives that converge onto a single point: education is designed t...
10/23/2021
Forever Free review: how education fails Black children – and how to put it right

"FOREVER FREE reads more like a series of circular narratives that converge onto a single point: education is designed to fail Black, poor and otherwise marginalized children," notes The Guardian. Read the rest of the article to hear about Tracy Swinton Bailey's passion for education and her book FOREVER FREE.

Tracy Swinton Bailey has written an inspiring book about Freedom Readers and how to use literacy for good

LEMON is, "understated yet lingeringly eerie" according to The Guardian. Out at the end of the month, read the rest of t...
10/22/2021
In brief: Lemon; The Nutmeg’s Curse; Dirt – reviews

LEMON is, "understated yet lingeringly eerie" according to The Guardian. Out at the end of the month, read the rest of the Guardian's review to decide if LEMON is going on your fall reading list.

Kwon Yeo-Sun brings eerie beauty to crime fiction, Amitav Ghosh traces the climate crisis to colonialism and Bill Buford goes to the heart of French cuisine

On October 26th, we have a triple debut. A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA, LEMON and BORN OF NO WOMAN arrive. Which one will you a...
10/21/2021
Books - Other Press

On October 26th, we have a triple debut. A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA, LEMON and BORN OF NO WOMAN arrive. Which one will you add to your shelf?

Novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best.

This week, A Note From Our Publisher features non other than LEMON. Judith discusses why this novel is far more than jus...
10/20/2021

This week, A Note From Our Publisher features non other than LEMON. Judith discusses why this novel is far more than just a murder mystery. Click the link below to read the newsletter in full.
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This week, A Note From Our Publisher features non other than LEMON. Judith discusses why this novel is far more than just a murder mystery. Click the link below to read the newsletter in full.
https://buff.ly/3B8MRuh

BORN OF NO WOMAN makes a perfect addition to your collection of horror books. "This exquisitely written novel is both a ...
10/20/2021
This Month in New Horror Books: October 2021 - Tor Nightfire

BORN OF NO WOMAN makes a perfect addition to your collection of horror books. "This exquisitely written novel is both a keen commentary on class and a chilling horror story," according to Nightfire.

Check out the scariest new horror books out in October 2021, featuring new books from Cassandra Khaw, Rachel Harrison, Caitlin Starling, Josh Malerman, & more!

Literary Hub published a list of Best of Independent Presses This September and October. Other Press made the list due t...
10/18/2021
Indie Booksellers Recommend: The Best of Independent Presses This September and October

Literary Hub published a list of Best of Independent Presses This September and October. Other Press made the list due to our publication of IN THE SHADOW OF YALI, a fall favorite.

We asked booksellers at independent bookstores across the country about the best books they were reading from indie presses this month. Here are their top recommendations for this September and Oct…

Click on the link below to hear Tracy Swinton Bailey, author of FOREVER FREE, participate in Boston Book Festival event ...
10/17/2021
Woke Leadership - Crowdcast

Click on the link below to hear Tracy Swinton Bailey, author of FOREVER FREE, participate in Boston Book Festival event this evening at 6:15 pm EDT.

Register now for Boston Book Festival's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Sunday October 17, 2021 at 6:15 pm EDT.

Ms. Magazine included LEMON in its October 2021 must reads. This thrilling crime novel comes out later this month, but t...
10/16/2021
October 2021 Reads for the Rest of Us - Ms. Magazine

Ms. Magazine included LEMON in its October 2021 must reads. This thrilling crime novel comes out later this month, but that doesn't mean you can't pre-order it.

This month's list of 30 feminist books from writers who are women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, LGBIA+, q***r, disabled and more.

Today only, the Amazon Kindle edition of the International Booker Prize Finalist is just $4.99. Download the latest from...
10/16/2021
The War of the Poor

Today only, the Amazon Kindle edition of the International Booker Prize Finalist is just $4.99. Download the latest from the award-winning author of THE ORDER OF THE DAY.

The War of the Poor

LEMON, which comes out October 26th, is gaining notice from the Chicago Review of Books all the way to PopSugar. Find ou...
10/15/2021
Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun

LEMON, which comes out October 26th, is gaining notice from the Chicago Review of Books all the way to PopSugar. Find out why PopSugar included LEMON in this group of 13 books by clicking the link below.

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun is an evocative crime novel that's as much about exploring privilege and trauma as it as about solving the central mystery. Seventeen

I WAS A FRENCH MUSLIM "pulls readers along through dangerous desert treks and encounters with venomous snakes, red-light...
10/14/2021
Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, September 24, 2021

I WAS A FRENCH MUSLIM "pulls readers along through dangerous desert treks and encounters with venomous snakes, red-light districts, romances and run-ins with picaresque comrades he often must put in their place." Click on the link below to read Shelf Awareness's whole review.

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Reading a beautiful copy of MINCEMEAT by Leonardo Lucarelli. It is a hospitality floaters delight. My many trips to Italy and not quite enough plus the years in back kitchens with dishwashers and cooks spice up and put on ice the prosecco from ABQ NEW Mexico. Public library lender. 🍆🥖🥕🍅
"The strength of [Mokhtefi's memoir] . . . lies in the invitation it offers the reader to experience the personal stakes at the center of all collective struggles." Jocelyn Frelier reviews Mokhtar Mokhtefi's "I Was a French Muslim"( Other Press), translated by Elaine Mokhtefi. https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/book-review/mokhtefis-i-was-a-french-muslim-memories-of-an-algerian-freedom-fighter?src=TW
Congratulations to @maamkoor_mboug and @Éditions Philippe Rey for winning the Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious French literary prize! SO well-deserved 🥳🥳🥳 Rights sold to 23 countries and counting, by BAM Literary Agency, and we’re proud to have arranged the rights sales on their behalf to Other Press for world English, Uitgeverij Atlas Contact for Dutch, Gads Forlag for Danish, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag for Norwegian, and Albert Bonniers Förlag for Swedish rights. Ongoing auction in Finland, Icelandic rights available ✨✨✨
It's time to reveal… last month's English bestsellers at Albertine! Nicolas Mathieu's And Their Children After Them (trans. William Rodarmor, ed. Other Press), Samira Sedira's People Like Them (tr. Lara Vergnaud, ed. Penguin Books), Simone de Beauvoir's Inseparable (tr. Sandra Smith, ed. Ecco Books), Victoria Mas's The Mad Women's Ball (tr. Franck Wynne, ed. ABRAMS Books), and Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga (tr. Jordan Stump, ed. Archipelago Books) were your favorites in October. Want to help us pick this month's bestsellers? Come on by from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week! 👋
With this year's BBF wrapped up, we're continuing our thank yous today to our partners and sponsors who were able to make our many engaging, eye-opening, and inspiring sessions possible! We're grateful to: 📚 Mystery Writers of America for sponsoring "Every Story Is a Mystery" 📚 American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society for hosting "The Chinese Question" 📚 Other Press for sponsoring "Woke Leadership" 📚 Plymouth Rock Assurance for sponsoring One City One Story community discussion 📚 Simmons University for sponsoring our kids and YA programming, including our YA Memoir Keynote, our story times with Katie Yamasaki, Raúl the Third, Jason Chin, and Andrea Wang, "YA: Classics Remixed," and "Middle Grade Graphic Novels: Cats vs. Dogs" 📚 Boston Public Library for sponsoring and partnering with us on "Graphic Nonfiction: The Political Is Personal," "The Chinese Question," and the BPL Roxbury Branch Reopening festivities 📚 The Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund for sponsoring "Lifelong Learning Keynote with Tamara Payne" 📚 The Krupp Family Foundation for sponsoring "The Enduring Legacy of Slavery" 📚 State Library of Massachusetts for partnering with us on "The Chinese Question" 📚 Times Literary Supplement for sponsoring our "Poetry Keynote" 📚 Wagner Foundation for sponsoring our History Keynote, and the BPL Roxbury Branch Reopening festivities 📚 Western Governors University for sponsoring "Women: Working It" 📚 The Boston Globe for their overall media sponsorship, and their partnership with the Globe Santa program If you missed the sessions above, you can watch the replays at crowdcast.io/bostonbookfest.
📣Calling all Albertine members… vote for this year’s #AlbertinePrize! The prize, co-presented with The New York Review of Books and Van Cleef & Arpels, honors the top French-language fiction titles recently translated into English. Here are the 5 titles that made this year's shortlist: - And Their Children After Them by Nicolas Mathieu, trans. William Rodarmor (Other Press/Actes Sud) - Arcadia by Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tâm, trans. Ruth Diver (Seven Stories Press/Editions POL) - The Bridgetower Sonata: Sonata Mulattica by Emmanuel Dongala, trans. Marjolijn de Jager (Schaffner Press/Actes Sud) - The Mediterranean Wall by Louis-Philippe Dalembert, trans. Marjolijn de Jager (Schaffner Press/Sabine Wespieser Editeur) - They Say Sarah by Pauline Delabroy-Allard, trans. Adriana Hunter (Other Press/Les Éditions de Minuit) Read more about the prize and the shortlist, and Albertine members, don’t forget to vote! https://bit.ly/3FJcFk9
So many wonderful new releases this fall! We gather eight new and forthcoming books by African and African descent authors from Europa Editions, Deep Vellum Publishing, Catalyst Press, Cassava Republic, Seagull Books, Graywolf Press,and Other Press! https://www.catranslation.org/blog-post/new-african-literature-to-read-this-fall/
Eternally grateful to our friends at Powell's Books, Inc. for consistently highlighting literary works of translation. This September breakdown includes KAYA DAYS by Carl de Souza (translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman, published by Two Lines Press), as well as books from New Directions, Open Letter Books, Other Press, Transit Books, Deep Vellum Publishing, Dalkey Archive Press, New York Review Books, Archipelago Books, and more. A great list! Give it a whirl!
We asked the tastemakers at the Trove newsletter—Cristina Rodriguez of A Public Space and the translator and co-owner of Emma Ramadan of Riffraff Bookstore + Bar—for some fall translation reading recommendations. Their picks are predictably excellent, with exciting books from Two Lines Press, Nightboat Books, Astra House Books, Seven Stories Press, The Feminist Press, Other Press, and Scribner Books.
We asked the tastemakers at the Trove newsletter—Cristina Rodriguez of A Public Space and the translator and co-owner of Emma Ramadan of Riffraff Bookstore + Bar—for some fall translation reading recommendations. Their picks are predictably excellent, with exciting books from Two Lines Press, Nightboat Books, Astra House Books, Seven Stories Press, The Feminist Press, Other Press, and Scribner Books.
“We’re not going to provoke those fanatics . . . We’re just looking for our brother.” Read a sneak peek of Swiss-Cameroonian author Max Lobe’s captivating coming-of-age novel A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA, tr. Ros Schwartz. Out next month from Other Press: