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.
Gregory Maxwell Bruce discussed his translation of Shibli Numani’s classic Urdu travelogue on the Ottoman History Podcast. Listen to the interview here.
Elizabeth Mannion and Brian Cliff’s edited volume, Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction is included in Crime Read’s annual “Best Crime and Mystery Criticism of 2020.”
Mystery Writers of America nominated Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction, edited by Elizabeth Mannion and Brian Cliff, for the 2021 Edgars Award in the Best Critical Book category. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced. The winners will be announced on April 29, 2021.
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.
Peter Gran discusses his new book The Persistence of Orientalism: Anglo-American Historians and Modern Egypt for Jadaliyya’s NEWTON Series.
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
“Linear narratives assume that an experience has a beginning, middle, and end, but trauma does not obey such rules.” Lydia Wilson reviewed R. Shareah Taleghani’s Readings in Syrian Prison Literature: The Poetics of Human Rights in the Los Angeles Review of Books.