Michelle Hartman received the 2020 College Language Association Book Award for Creative Scholarship for Breaking Broken English: Black-Arab Literary Solidarities and the Politics of Language.
Crime Reads recently published an excerpt from Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction, edited by Elizabeth Mannion and Brian Cliff. Read the full essay here.
Dewaine Farria, author of the forthcoming novel Revolutions of all Colors, writes about race, patriotism, and public service in The War on the Rocks, a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens.
Chuck D’Imperio talks with Ithaca Times about his new book Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes, and Southworth homestead, the elegant country manor in Dryden, NY.
Chuck Kastner discusses Race Across America, racism, sports, courage, and running on Downtown with Rich Kimball. Listen to this timely and fascinating interview! “A truly epic book!”—Dave Warady, Winner of the 1992 Runner’s World Trans America Footrace Winner of the 2020 Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Peace Corps Writers Award, Kastner chronicles the story of African American runner, Eddie “The Sheik” Gardner who withstood daily death threats and intimidation to compete at the highest levels of the new sports of trans-America racing, and became a symbol hope and pride to Black America for his courage. Order now
Najwa Bin Shatwan, was chosen as one of the 39 best Arab authors under the age of 40 by the Hay Festival’s Beirut 39 project. She will be one of the featured authors at the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi in Manarat Al Saadiyat from February 25-28, 2020.
Nazan Maksudyan was awarded the 2020 Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies book award for Ottoman Children and Youth during World War I. The committee describes the book as “impeccably written, highly readable…. providing both a new approach to the study of children and a new approach to working in and interpreting archives. This is simply a wonderful book.”
Joshua Stacher discusses why Egypt is in its current state, what happened to the revolution, and his new book, Watermelon Democracy, with Tugrul Mende on openDemocracy.
Tablet reviewer Rokhl Kafrissen calls The Odyssey of an Apple Thief “a remarkably compelling read.” The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will host a book launch for The Odyssey of an Apple Thief on March 2, 2020 at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature readings from the book by Yuri Venedyapin and musical performances by violinist and singer Eléonore Biezunski, Yuri Venedyapin (guitar, vocals), and Ilan Moss (accordion) including songs in Yiddish, Russian, and French.
Book Riot calls Najwa Bin Shatwan’s novel The Slave Yards a “challenging, powerful story of people trying to survive through some of life’s harshest conditions. It captures a time and place with nuance and care.” Read the full review here.