Banned Book: Rethinking Columbus, ed. Bill Bigelow

It’s a shame to think that a text like Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years would be banned anywhere—but it was, by the Tucson school district. Thankfully, the book has remained popular elsewhere. Rethinking Columbus is a collection of primary sources, lesson plans, poems, essays, stereotype checklists, and interviews not only intended to help young … Continue reading Banned Book: Rethinking Columbus, ed. Bill Bigelow

International Banned Book: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

SUMMARY: The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best known … Continue reading International Banned Book: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

Publisher Spotlight: University of Hawai’i Press

Looking to add to Asia and South Pacific collections? University of Hawai’i Press is renowned for predominantly publishing nonfiction from or about Hawai’i, Asia, and the South Pacific, and is a consistent resource for a diverse array of memoir, biography, and academic titles in translation. In fact, their publishing team will release seven translated titles … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: University of Hawai’i Press

Publisher Spotlight: Arsenal Pulp Press

Award-winning publisher Arsenal Pulp Press has a reputation for championing quality international literature, and it only takes a scan of their forthcoming titles to prove this reputation to be well-earned. Founded in 1971, the Vancouver-based indie has consistently produced gorgeous books from diverse viewpoints, with special attention paid to underrepresented communities. Translated titles, such as … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Arsenal Pulp Press

International Publisher Spotlight: Lannoo Publishers (Belgium)

In recent years, Lannoo Publishers has established a global presence with its internationally recognized list. Topics can be grouped into four categories: 1. Lifestyle & Art list Our exciting Lifestyle & Art list features Belgium's best-selling author Pascale Naessens, whose books have sold almost 2 million copies so far, inspiring craft, mouth-watering gastronomy and internationally … Continue reading International Publisher Spotlight: Lannoo Publishers (Belgium)

Publisher Spotlight: Action Books

Manifesto Action Books is transnational. Action Books is interlingual. Action Books is Futurist. Action Books is No Future. Action Books is feminist. Action Books is political. Action Books is for noisies. Action Books believes in historical avant-gardes. & unknowable dys-contemporary discontinuous occultly continuous anachronistic avant-gardes. Art, Genre, Voice, Prophecy, Theatricality, Materials, the Bodies, Foreign Tongues, … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Action Books

Title Pick: The Duchy of Warsaw, 1807-1815, by Jaroslaw Czubaty

The Duchy of Warsaw, 1807-1815 is the first academic history of the state established by Napoleon in pre-partitioned Poland at the turn of the 19th century. The book examines the political, social and cultural dynamics of the Duchy and considers its role in Napoleon's wider empire and the politics he engaged in across the European … Continue reading Title Pick: The Duchy of Warsaw, 1807-1815, by Jaroslaw Czubaty

Excerpt: Dancing Bears by Witold Szabłowski

These extracts are from Chapter 8, Georgia: Stalin’s Vestal Virgins. The Georgian women who work at the Stalin museum describe their undying love for the infamous dictator. “He comes to me at night. He gazes at me, puffs on his pipe, and twirls his mustache. He smiles, and then heads for the door. Then I … Continue reading Excerpt: Dancing Bears by Witold Szabłowski

International Publisher Spotlight: dtv Verlagsgesellschaft

dtv is one of the largest independent publishers in the German language and our titles are regularly guests on the top of the bestselling lists. dtv was originally founded in 1960 with the sole purpose of publishing paperback licences. Nowdays, 70% of the books stem from dtv’s own authors. 400 titles are published each year, … Continue reading International Publisher Spotlight: dtv Verlagsgesellschaft

Q&A – Hanna Krall, author of Chasing the King of Hearts

PEN Atlas editor Tasja Dorkofikis interviews Hanna Krall, author of Chasing the Kings of Hearts, a book which recreates the Holocaust not as an historical event but as a terrifying shared experience. Her literary reportage about the Holocaust is unparalleled in its power and immediacy and is available in the UK for the first time Interview translated from … Continue reading Q&A – Hanna Krall, author of Chasing the King of Hearts