- Veterans Writing Award Reading and Book Talk
October 12, 2020
Join us for the Veterans Writing Award reading and book talk.
November 12, 2020 4 p.m.
Tobias Wolff, award-winning novelist, short story writer, Vietnam veteran and former Syracuse University faculty member who will share his impressions of Revolutions of All Colors and why he selected it to win the inaugural award.
Dewaine Farria, winner of the Veterans Writing award, who ...
- Nazan Maksudyan wins the 2020 AMECYS Book Award
October 8, 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. ...
- Jadaliyya Q&A with author Waleed Mahdi
October 5, 2020
Jadaliyya Q&A with Waleed Mahdi
SU Press author Charles Kastner won the 2020 Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Peace Corps Writers Award for Race Across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies. 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 ...
- Kastner discusses his new book on “Downtown” with Rich Kimball
October 5, 2020
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” ...
- Breaking Broken English wins the 2020 CLA Book Award
July 17, 2020
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.
- Harry Haft and The Onion Picker selected as Top Ten boxing books
July 2, 2020
Building the Perfect Boxing Library, Quarantine Style
Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano and The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s included in BoxingScene.com’s top ten list of of boxing books.
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- Crime Reads features Guilt Rules All
June 22, 2020
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.
- The Slave Yards in Book Riot
June 9, 2020
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.
- Dewaine Farria essay in The War on the Rocks
June 9, 2020
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.
- Virtual Book Talk: “Harry Haft” with Alan Haft
April 21, 2020
Alan Haft discusses Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano. He vividly describes the powerful story of 16-year-old Harry Haft’s survival in the Nazi concentration camps, a survival dependent on his ability to fight and win concentration camp boxing matches.
Haft’s story is now a major motion picture.
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Alan Scott Haft is the eldest son ...