Action bowling historian Gianmarc Manzione’s PIN ACTION: Small-time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler who Became a Bowling Champion, set in gritty 1960s and ’70s New York when young men faced off for thousands of dollars a night and would do anything to win, and…
Small press big results. Way to go.
Great news: I found out this evening that IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS is an official Indie Next selection for July. Thanks so much to all the bookstores and booksellers who nominated the book!
Maud Newton: We’re here to talk about The Liars’ Gospel, which is a great, great book, but first, if I understand this correctly: you were just in Cuba with Margaret Atwood?
Naomi Alderman: We climbed up into the mountains where Che Guevara hid during the Cuban Missile Crisis to see the Cuban Solitaire (a bird); we took boats through the Zapata Swamp; and our bus broke down on the way from the Zapata Swamp at a police checkpoint where Margaret Atwood and I sat on the steps and talked about God.
MN: Oh, to be a gecko on the wall! What else did you talk about?
NA: My new novel is…well, I have bitten the bullet and admitted that it is a feminist science fiction novel of the 1970s and ’80s, of the kind people wrote a lot then, but don’t seem to anymore.
NYTimes: The Best Little Boy in The World — That’s Me http://nyti.ms/13dBihw
As the Bureau of General Services–Queer Division looks to the future, it sees June. June, the month of Pride. “Gay Pride,” or “LGBT Pride,” is many different things to many different people, and the Bureau wishes to explore what Pride means to queers today. We hope to host a variety of events…
Looking for a repeat of its surprise picture book bestseller, Go the F**k to Sleep, Akashic publisher Johnny Temple is touting two new books with strong graphic components.
For Jewish American Heritage Month: excellent reads from Open Road Media
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Some incredible LGBT titles newly available for review. Jane Rule’s Desert of the Heart and Martin Duberman’s Stonewall are just two of many coming out as digital books for the first time.