In this interview novelist Soamiely Andriamananjara tells Abhay K., the guest editor of Global Literature in Libraries Initiative for #MadagascarLitMonth about his collection of short stories “Rough Draft”, why did he write them, how long did it take to write these short stories, surprises he came across while writing them and his favourite Malagasy writers. … Continue reading #MadagascarLitMonth: Soamiely Andriamananjara interviewed by Abhay K.
#BlackIsBeautiful: And the “E”-ward Goes to…..
Each year, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) along with Biblioboard, honor the best self-published EBooks in fiction and poetry by an African American author in the U.S. BCALA has hosted this award for the last five years. Here are some titles to diversify your EBook collections. Past Fiction Winners (2016) Song … Continue reading #BlackIsBeautiful: And the “E”-ward Goes to…..
Self-Published Title Pick: The Three Old Ladies’ Tea by Friedrich Glauser
At two a.m. a young man appears in the Geneva city center with symptoms of poisoning. Soon afterward he dies in the hospital, and days later a pharmacist is fatally poisoned as well. Suspicion falls on a prominent professor who enjoys great local esteem, but is addicted to morphine and was in close contact with … Continue reading Self-Published Title Pick: The Three Old Ladies’ Tea by Friedrich Glauser
Self-Published Title Pick: Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories
The Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) initiative was conceived in January 2011, when Brazilian authors of different ages, regions and backgrounds were first contacted about the opportunity to have their work translated into English. In June 2011, we started posting the content to BrazilianShortStories.com, which is updated twice a month, with a new story every … Continue reading Self-Published Title Pick: Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories
Self-Published Title Pick: Then She was Born by Christiano Gentili
Then She Was Born is more than a novel. It’s an international human rights campaign supported by eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates, the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Based on an inconceivable reality for many in the world today, Then She Was Born combines the drama and redemption of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner with … Continue reading Self-Published Title Pick: Then She was Born by Christiano Gentili
Self-Published Title Pick: You’ve Got Grave Issues by Nilufar Sharipova
You’ve Got Grave Issues is a collection of short, humorous stories unified by a single theme: everyday life in the cemetery. The events described take place in the Soviet and early post-Soviet period. The stories are observations of people whose lives are inextricably linked to the cemetery. They work, live, and pray there. Every single … Continue reading Self-Published Title Pick: You’ve Got Grave Issues by Nilufar Sharipova