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  • The Last Bohemian reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement

    May 24, 2024

    Lance Pettitt’s The Last Bohemian: Brian Desmond Hurst, Irish Film, British Cinema was reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. “Pettitt’s heartfelt admiration for his subject shines through, and with good reason.”—Times Literary Supplement

  • Gizem Zencirci in Jadaliyya

    May 8, 2024

    Gizem Zencirci discusses her new book The Muslim Social: Neoliberalism, Charity, and Poverty in Turkey on Jadaliyya’s New Books Out Now series.

  • Peter Lourie on North Country Public Radio

    April 8, 2024

    Peter Lourie talks canoeing down the entirety of the Hudson river and his book River of Mountains with Mitch Teich on North Country Public Radio.

  • Laura Menin discusses Quest for Love in Central Morocco on New Books Network

    April 1, 2024

    Laura Menin discusses her new book Quest for Love in Central Morocco on the New Books Network Sociology podcast.

  • Celebrating Ramadan

    March 6, 2024

    Return To Dar al-BashaA NovelHassan NasrTranslated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins An evocation and tribute to the historic city of Tunis, the novel meditates about the position of the past in a rapidly modernizing society. All Faces but MineThe Poetry of Samih Al-QasimSamih Al-QasimTranslated from the Arabic by Abdulwahid Lu’lu’a “The lucidly translated poems of Samih ...

  • Interview with translator Alessandro Columbu

    May 8, 2024

    The organizing committee of the 2023 Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding recently interviewed Alessandro Columbu. Mireia Costa Capallera and him received third place for their translation of Sour Grapes. Watch the interview

  • Jewish Book Council reviews The Tears and Prayers of Fools

    January 18, 2024

    “Kanovich mag­i­cal­ly restores the world of his Lithuan­ian child­hood. His pro­found­ly Jew­ish lit­er­ary imag­i­na­tion alle­vi­ates the pains of real-world his­to­ry. Rather than chant­i­ng a solemn Kad­dish for the depart­ed, The Tears and Prayers of Fools estab­lish­es a site of Jew­ish mem­o­ry, cre­at­ing a sacred space in which fools can still dream of rean­i­mat­ing their dead.”—Jewish Book Council  Read the complete review

  • Parrhesia Collective hosts webinar with Talin Suciyan

    January 18, 2024

    Parrhesia Collective invited all its followers to a webinar with Talin Suciyan on her recently published book, Outcasting Armenians: Tanzimat of the Provinces. “A fascinating and important work that makes a valuable contribution to both Ottoman historiography and Armenian Studies. It offers a fresh analysis of the Ottoman provinces, the ‘reform’ era, and the multiethnic ...

  • Yilmaz on New Books Network

    January 5, 2024

    Ilkay Yilmaz author of  Ottoman Passports: Security and Geographic Mobility, 1876-1908  discussed her book on New Books Network. She explores how mobility restrictions and the use of passports became critical to targeting groups including Armenians, Bulgarians, seasonal and foreign workers, and revolutionaries. Ottoman Passports offers a timely look at the origins of contemporary immigration debates and ...

  • Sour Grapes receives translation award

    December 18, 2023

    Congratulations to Alessandro Columbu and Mireia Costa Capallera, translators of Sour Grapes. They are the third place winners of the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation. Read more

 
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Anjili Babbar, author of Finders: Justice, Faith, and Identity in Irish Crime Fiction, will be speaking at Bouchercon 2023, the World Mystery Convention in San [...]
18 Sep
09/18/2023    
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jessica Kirzane, translator of A Provincial Newspaper and Other Stories will give a book talk at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
21 Sep
09/21/2023    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brian O'Hare will be reading from his award-winning collection Surrender: Stories at White Whale Bookstore in Pittsburgh, PA.
22 Sep
09/22/2023 - 09/24/2023    
All Day
Palestine Writes is the only North American literature festival dedicated to celebrating and promoting cultural productions of Palestinian writers and artists. This year the festival [...]
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Upcoming Events
  • Matthew Spangler at the Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts
    06/27/2024 - 06/30/2024
  • Alan Shore Book Talk at the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse
    08/20/2024
  • Lance Pettitt at the Wimbledon Book Fest
    10/17/2024