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In case you missed it—Emma Ramadan joined us at Greenlight Bookstore last week to talk about her translation of Margueri...
10/01/2022
WATCH: Emma Ramadan on Translating Marguerite Duras’s Panics

In case you missed it—Emma Ramadan joined us at Greenlight Bookstore last week to talk about her translation of Marguerite Duras’s Panics!

Translator and author Emma Ramadan joins us at Fort Greene to present her own translation of Panics by Barbara Molinard (1921-1986), newly published by Feminist Press. Molinard was a close friend a…

Haymarket Books is offering 40% off all the books on their Latinx Liberation Reading List!
09/30/2022
Haymarket Books for Latinx Liberation

Haymarket Books is offering 40% off all the books on their Latinx Liberation Reading List!

In celebration of radical, intersectional histories of struggles for Latinx Liberation, we're offering 40% off all the books on our Latinx Liberation Reading List. Get a free Ebook (where available) and free shipping on orders over $25 inside the US and £20 inside the UK. Weaving personal narrative...

Summer’s basically over, but we’re adding these to the list anyway!
09/28/2022
18 New Books We Can’t Wait To Read This Summer

Summer’s basically over, but we’re adding these to the list anyway!

From an introspective story about Martin Luther King’s last days, to a hilarious memoir by Jenifer Lewis, here are some great reads set for release in the coming months.

“That’s what horror fiction does, right? Allows us to experience the absolute worst-case scenario from afar, even if tho...
09/26/2022
Lamar Giles on Social Horror in Fact and Fiction

“That’s what horror fiction does, right? Allows us to experience the absolute worst-case scenario from afar, even if those scenarios still feel close to home.”

I sometimes use movies to talk about books. In my experience, particularly in classroom settings, it’s easy to point to the story structure of a popular film that most, if not all, those present ha…

When your other books get too wild, try these books where nothing happens in the middle of nowhere.
09/25/2022
Stories Where Nothing Happens in the Middle of Nowhere: A Reading List

When your other books get too wild, try these books where nothing happens in the middle of nowhere.

When I first read “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country” by William H. Gass, I was shocked by two things: first, that he wrote a 36-page “story” where nothing happens (a philosophy professor mo…

Spotify is joining the Audiobook game 👀
09/24/2022
Spotify Offers Audiobook Service With 300,000 Titles

Spotify is joining the Audiobook game 👀

Users will be able to purchase and listen to a catalog of more than 300,000 audiobooks from independent authors and major publishers on a pay-per-download basis.

“The problem is not a lack of better material; these books and educational resources exist. But they are not being used ...
09/23/2022
Why Certain Books Get Banned

“The problem is not a lack of better material; these books and educational resources exist. But they are not being used in classrooms nearly enough — and they won't be if school boards and local governments continue to prioritize personal comfort over the education of their students.”

"The desire for softened accounts of history is hardly new."

We’ve heard some great things about these adaptations. Let us know which ones you’re excited for!
09/22/2022
43 Literary Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Fall

We’ve heard some great things about these adaptations.
Let us know which ones you’re excited for!

Fall is the perfect time for curling up with a good book—or maybe a good movie. (We’re not monsters.) Even better if you can hit two birds with one stone, of course, and this after all is Lit…

As James Ruppert writes in a chapter of The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, “Some scholars hesitate t...
09/17/2022
Voices of Rebirth: A Reading List on Being Indigenous in America

As James Ruppert writes in a chapter of The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature, “Some scholars hesitate to use the phrase [renaissance] because it might imply that Native writers were not producing significant work before that time or that these writers sprang up without long-standing community and tribal roots. Indeed, if this was a rebirth, what was the original birth?”

Our lives are so much more than you could possibly imagine.

“Libraries so clearly help to make good citizens, are so clearly a municipal force for the common good.” – Michele Herma...
09/16/2022
A Love Letter to (Perpetually Underfunded, Gloriously Democratic) Public Libraries

“Libraries so clearly help to make good citizens, are so clearly a municipal force for the common good.” – Michele Herman

I feel about my local New York Public Library branches—Jefferson Market and Hudson Park in Greenwich Village—much the way I feel about my kids: I’m lucky to have two; they spring from the same sour…

“I learned so much from my q***rspawn peers—about resiliency and hope that was honed from surviving bullying and survivi...
09/16/2022
Families Like Ours: A Reading List for the Children of Q***r Parents

“I learned so much from my q***rspawn peers—about resiliency and hope that was honed from surviving bullying and surviving HIV and homophobia in custody battles. I learned that there are as many different kinds of families as there are snowflakes, and that each of them is worthy of respect for the ways they take care of each other, overcome intolerance, create new traditions and define what it means to be a family.”

Some of us got to stay with our moms or dads. Others did not.

Bone witches, mechas, and folklore retellings from Ling Ma, Tamsyn Muir, Neon Yang … what more can you ask for?
09/15/2022
8 Great SF and Fantasy Books for September

Bone witches, mechas, and folklore retellings from Ling Ma, Tamsyn Muir, Neon Yang … what more can you ask for?

Bone witches, mechas, and folklore retellings from Ling Ma, Tamsyn Muir, Neon Yang, and more

"As America grapples with race, sexuality and gender, the brilliance of Black q***r creativity is shining a laser-focuse...
09/15/2022
The New, New Black Gay Renaissance

"As America grapples with race, sexuality and gender, the brilliance of Black q***r creativity is shining a laser-focused and uniquely intersectional light on our troubled society."

Feature photograph by Alvin Baltrop Henry Louis Gates once said that the Harlem Renaissance was “…surely as gay as it was Black.” He was referring to the q***r sensibilities of the movement and the…

8 books that will make you reconsider your feelings towards math.
09/14/2022
Bringing Math to the Many: A Reading List

8 books that will make you reconsider your feelings towards math.

Mathematical books for the lay public have been around for well over a century now and continue to thrive up to the present. Of their importance, mathematician Harold Ness stated, If we want to eli…

“There are tons of new books that take the essence and themes of classics and reinvent them, paying homage to the origin...
09/13/2022
11 Best Contemporary Retellings of High School Classic Books

“There are tons of new books that take the essence and themes of classics and reinvent them, paying homage to the original text while celebrating new, diverse voices… kind of like a remix.”

“The Great Gatsby,” but make it q***r.

This September brings goodies in the form of literary fiction, speculative fiction, nonfiction, and more! ✨
09/12/2022
61 New Must-Read Books Hitting Stores This September

This September brings goodies in the form of literary fiction, speculative fiction, nonfiction, and more! ✨

Dive into new must-reads like Ling Ma’s 'Bliss Montage' and Elizabeth Strout’s 'Lucy by the Sea.'

"I think about how oppressed people and colonized people still have thriving cultures against all odds, and that gives m...
06/15/2022
Mothering as a Radical Path Towards Social Change - Electric Literature

"I think about how oppressed people and colonized people still have thriving cultures against all odds, and that gives me hope. My ancestors did not give up and I won’t either."

Angela Garbes's book "Essential Labor" unpacks the undervalued work that goes into paid and unpaid caregiving

An interview with the author of The Evening Hero, only on Literary Hub.
05/29/2022
Marie Myung-Ok Lee on the Inevitable Slowness of Writing

An interview with the author of The Evening Hero, only on Literary Hub.

Author and activist Marie Myung-Ok Lee is astonishing. In the spring of 2017 I had the incredible luck of sitting across from her and her late best friend, the novelist Katherine Min, at a dinner a…

"I had always used writing to try and make sense of myself, without realizing just how much of this was a way of process...
05/27/2022
Finding My Authentic Voice as a Late-Diagnosed Autistic Writer | Aisling Walsh

"I had always used writing to try and make sense of myself, without realizing just how much of this was a way of processing a divergent experience of the world."

I had always used writing to try and make sense of myself, without realizing just how much of this was a way of processing a divergent experience of the world.

"Fetishizing women writers before promptly forgetting them, or forcing them into a mold they died trying to wriggle out ...
05/17/2022
Reclaiming Pamela Moore from the Sisterhood of Sad Literary Girls

"Fetishizing women writers before promptly forgetting them, or forcing them into a mold they died trying to wriggle out of, is an American tradition that has cost us the legacy of more than one talented woman writer." Emmeline Clein writes for Literary Hub about the culture that only remembered Pamela Moore's most scandalous novel.

The New York Times called the 18-year-old novelist Pamela Moore an “American Sagan” upon the publication of her first novel, Chocolates for Breakfast, in 1956. But when Moore died by su***de in 196…

"Rage isn’t meant to stay in one place. It moves us from one state to another—like a refiner’s fire, or a catalyst. Rage...
05/16/2022
8 Books About Women's Rage - Electric Literature

"Rage isn’t meant to stay in one place. It moves us from one state to another—like a refiner’s fire, or a catalyst. Rage brings heat, light, and clarity. It burns the chaff away, leaving that which is essential behind." Now, as ever, is a great time to check out Kelly Barnhill's list of books about what women's rage can do.

Kelly Barnhill, author of "When Women Were Dragons," recommends female protagonists whose fury is a catalyst for radical change

“It’s one thing to Be Gay and not Do Crimes — it’s another to Be Gay and Stop Crimes On Behalf Of The U.S. Government.” ...
05/15/2022
"F9: The Fast Saga" and the Danger of Q***r Assimilation

“It’s one thing to Be Gay and not Do Crimes — it’s another to Be Gay and Stop Crimes On Behalf Of The U.S. Government.” Drew Gregory discusses the best and worst of the Fast & Furious franchise, and what those moments teach us about family, q***r characters in media, and resisting the pro-police status quo.

I believe that ho******ic criminals are far q***rer than explicitly gay cops.

From Patricia Grace's POTIKI to Angela Mi Young Hur's FOLKLORN, here's just a sampling of AAPI folklore-based books to r...
05/14/2022
11 Books Based in AAPI Folklore | Book Riot

From Patricia Grace's POTIKI to Angela Mi Young Hur's FOLKLORN, here's just a sampling of AAPI folklore-based books to read this May and year-round.

AAPI folklore is as diverse as the countries its people cover. You'll want to pick up these folklore based books sooner rather than later.

Camonghne Felix, Jenna Le, and five other contributors share their thoughts on CHOICE WORDS: WRITERS ON ABORTION, a wide...
05/13/2022
What It Means to Anthologize the Literature of Abortion

Camonghne Felix, Jenna Le, and five other contributors share their thoughts on CHOICE WORDS: WRITERS ON ABORTION, a wide-ranging landmark anthology from Haymarket Books that gathers works from Audre Lorde, Margaret Atwood, Amy Tan, and many other amazing writers.

About twenty years ago, I had an abortion and discovered that literary writing exploring the experience was not easy to find. So I began editing an anthology of literature about this major, suppres…

Book Marks recommends six new titles sure to snap you out of a reading slump.
05/06/2022
What Should You Read Next? Here Are the Best Reviewed Books of the Month

Book Marks recommends six new titles sure to snap you out of a reading slump.

Jennifer Egan’s The Candy House, Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility, Douglas Stuart’s Young Mungo, and Margo Jefferson’s Constructing a Nervous System all feature among April’s best reviewe…

Eeeee we can't WAIT for this one! Join us (virtually) for a celebration of VIOLETS with Greenlight Bookstore on 5/10. Fe...
05/05/2022

Eeeee we can't WAIT for this one! Join us (virtually) for a celebration of VIOLETS with Greenlight Bookstore on 5/10. Featuring author Kyung-Sook Shin and translator Anton Hur.

RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/3x6b8dch

“I love being a woman. I celebrate that and want to share that with others. That’s the genre I love to read and I want t...
05/02/2022
“I Love Being A Woman”: Deeba Irfan On Her Feminist Books And #MeToo

“I love being a woman. I celebrate that and want to share that with others. That’s the genre I love to read and I want to write what I would eventually love to pick up and read.”

India is now riding the “fourth wave” of feminism. We saw social media campaigns like #MeToo. But, only a quarter of Indian women have internet connectivity, so digital feminism is seen as elite.

Looking for your next q***r novel? Try one from this list (and drop your recommendations in the comments⬇)
05/02/2022
20 Must-Read Q***r Novels Set Outside the U.S., UK and Canada

Looking for your next q***r novel? Try one from this list (and drop your recommendations in the comments⬇)

May this list of q***r books set in 15 different countries be a gateway of exploration into world literatures. They sure have for me.

Check out the latest review of VIOLETS by Star Tribune ! Have you grabbed yours yet?
04/29/2022
Review: 'Violets,' by Kyung-sook Shin

Check out the latest review of VIOLETS by Star Tribune ! Have you grabbed yours yet?

FICTION: The deceptively quiet and devastating story of a lonely young woman within a sexist and shifting South Korean society.

What are your favorite millennial novels so far?
04/25/2022
The Great Millennial Novels (So Far)

What are your favorite millennial novels so far?

Who are the great Millennial writers, and, by extension, what are the great Millennial novels? Here are eight fantastic reads for your TBR.

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Join us on Tuesday, April 5th from 6:30-8 PM EDT on Zoom for our first BOOK SALON of the year with Jessie Daniels on 𝘕𝘐𝘊𝘌 𝘞𝘏𝘐𝘛𝘌 𝘓𝘈𝘋𝘐𝘌𝘚: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘞𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘐𝘵. Dr. Daniels will be in conversation with Alyssa Bowen and Carla Shedd. In Jessie Daniels' new book 𝘕𝘐𝘊𝘌 𝘞𝘏𝘐𝘛𝘌 𝘓𝘈𝘋𝘐𝘌𝘚: 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘺, 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘙𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘞𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘯 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘐𝘵 (Seal Press; October 12th), Daniels connects the recent historical research documenting the cruelty of white women slave owners in the antebellum South to those behind the effort to establish monuments to the Confederacy, to the majority of white women who consistently vote “against their own interests” and for the GOP. But the damage that nice white ladies do is not easily cordoned off as an issue on the right. There is, this book suggests, a kind of narcissism and sadomasochism at the heart of whiteness. Daniels closes the book with a roadmap for other white women with practical steps for how to affect much-needed change. Ultimately, 𝘕𝘐𝘊𝘌 𝘞𝘏𝘐𝘛𝘌 𝘓𝘈𝘋𝘐𝘌𝘚, shows how white women can be more than allies—they can be trusted accomplices in a shared mission of liberation for us all. To Register: https://bit.ly/CSWSJessieDaniels2022 or visit our Facebook Events Page. Many thanks to our co-sponsors: PhD Program in Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY The Center for the Humanities The Feminist Press PublicsLab at the CUNY Graduate Center
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BOOTLEG [novelette] http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN author: Helen Dunn Bullets, Booze & Love/Lesbian Historical Fiction/Action & Romance Independent, tough, young mountain woman, Bailey Skinner, a bootlegger, is falling for pretty widow, Minnie Givens, who doesn't approve of "the devil's brew". Bailey, her pit bull named Moonshine and her partner, Little Jack - who may be small in size but big in courage - are also dealing with a crooked Sheriff, and shoot-outs with rival bootleggers. FREE TO THOSE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED! Don't have a Kindle – no problem – Amazon offers a free app at the book site that will allow you to download to any reading device. Available as an e-book or paperback at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1udNrxr The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. To see all my books and covers please visit my author's page at amazon. Blurbs & excerpts are at the screen for each individual book: http://amzn.to/1jh5IEN If you get this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Today's #WomenWhoRockWednesday goes out to a woman dubbed "the Mother of Women's Studies," Florence Howe. Florence began teaching Women's Studies in the 1950's before it was even a major or given a proper name, and she found that there weren't nearly enough literary materials to help teach the class. She decided the way to overcome this hurdle was by founding a publishing house herself that could be dedicated to amplifying the voices of unheard women. This publishing house was named The Feminist Press and today, fifty years later, it is the longest surviving women’s publishing house in the world.
Today's #WomenWhoRockWednesday goes out to a woman dubbed "the Mother of Women's Studies," Florence Howe. Florence began teaching Women's Studies in the 1950's before it was even a major or given a proper name, and she found that there weren't nearly enough literary materials to help teach the class. She decided the way to overcome this hurdle was by founding a publishing house herself that could be dedicated to amplifying the voices of unheard women. This publishing house was named The Feminist Press and today, fifty years later, it is the longest surviving women’s publishing house in the world.
Join us on Wednesday, March 23rd from 6:30-7:45 PM EDT on Zoom for a talk with Rupal Oza on "Ties to Land: Sexual Violation and Political Economy in Rural India." What is the relationship between sexual violation and private property? In this talk, Rupal Oza will follow how the social life of r**e in rural Haryana is navigated through differential caste and community access to land. Beyond direct causal connections between land disputes and sexual assault, land anchors social relationships in Haryana. Oza's effort to recount these stories of dispute and violence illustrates what Rana Jaleel (2021) has called “r**e’s intimacies with property [which are] roughly tethered to expropriations of resources, lives, and land." In these intimacies, caste relations braid together who has access to resources and land. To Register: https://bit.ly/CSWSRupalOza2022 or visit our Facebook Events Page. CUNY Graduate Center Anthropology Earth and Environmental Sciences Program,The Graduate Center, CUNY Political Science Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY The Center for the Humanities The Feminist Press
On the 🌍 International Episode 🌎 of our Fully Booked podcast, Anton Hur discusses his forthcoming translation of VIOLETS by Kyung-sook Shin (4/12) ◆ http://ow.ly/e0su50I71R6 The Feminist Press
Join us on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 4 PM EST on Zoom. The Center for the Study of Women and Society and Women Writing Women's Lives present the Dorothy O. Helly Works-In-Progress Lecture, Sally Cook on "UNMATCHED: The Spectacular Life and Career of Little Mo Connolly, American Tennis Legend." “Little Mo paved the way for all of us who came after her” - Billie Jean King Sally Cook will present her work on her biography of teenage tennis sensation Maureen (Little Mo) Connolly, who achieved what no other female tennis player had by winning a calendar Grand Slam in 1953. Connolly won 50 consecutive singles matches and was the top-ranked U.S. player from 1951 through 1953, before a tragic horseback riding accident in 1954 ended the 20-year-old’s career. To Register: https://bit.ly/WWWLSallyCook2022 Many thanks to our co-sponsors: The Center for the Humanities The Feminist Press Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at The Graduate Center, CUNY CUNY-Graduate Center History Program Ph.D. Program in English, The Graduate Center, CUNY The Leon Levy Center for Biography Biography and Memoir MA Program at The Graduate Center, CUNY
New to our shelves, fresh fiction from The Feminist Press and Riverhead Books. You can find more info about these and other recent arrivals on our website (malvernbooks.com/new-books) or call us on 512-322-2097 for curbside pick up or to make an appointment to visit.
Featuring fantastic new arrivals from The Feminist Press and Godine! Read all about them on our website and then call us on 512-322-2097 for curbside pick up or to make an appointment to visit: malvernbooks.com/new-books.
College of Staten Island sociologist Grace Cho's "Tastes Like War" — a National Book Foundation Award finalist published by CUNY's The Feminist Press — is a wrenching memoir of her mother's journey as a Korean War bride who endured war, racism and schizophrenia.
We’re always eager to look through The Millions’ massive most anticipated list. This year’s iteration includes a whopping sixteen works in translation, including LINEA NIGRA by Jazmina Barrera Velázquez (translated by Christina MacSweeney) and AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS by Masatsugu Ono (translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter), both from Two Lines Press, as well as books from New Directions, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, The Feminist Press, Metropolitan Books, and more.