#nationalbookawards USA 2018 have more female and POC authors on each #longlist than ever before!

“THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST FOR #FICTION”
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https://bookriot.com/2018/09/14/2018-national-book-award-longlist-for-fiction/

Read about the other #longlists released for the 2018 National Book Awards:

Young People’s Literature Longlist

  • Elizabeth AcevedoThe Poet X
    (HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers)
  • M. T. Anderson and Eugene YelchinThe Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
    (Candlewick Press)
  • Bryan BlissWe’ll Fly Away
    (Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Leslie ConnorThe Truth as Told by Mason Buttle
    (Katherine Tegen Books / HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Christopher Paul CurtisThe Journey of Little Charlie
    (Scholastic Press / Scholastic, Inc.)
  • Jarrett J. KrosoczkaHey, Kiddo
    (Graphix / Scholastic, Inc.)
  • Tahereh MafiA Very Large Expanse of Sea
    (HarperTeen / HarperCollins Publishers)
  • Joy McCullough, Blood Water Paint
    (Dutton Children’s Books / Penguin Random House)
  • Elizabeth PartridgeBoots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam
    (Viking Children’s Books / Penguin Random House)
  • Vesper Stamper, What the Night Sings
    (Knopf Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House)

Translated Literature Longlist

  • Négar DjavadiDisoriental
    Translated by Tina Kover
    (Europa Editions)
  • Roque LarraquyComemadre
    Translated by Heather Cleary
    (Coffee House Press)
  • Dunya MikhailThe Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq
    Translated by Max Weiss and Dunya Mikhail
    (New Directions Publishing)
  • Perumal MuruganOne Part Woman
    Translated by Aniruddhan Vasudevan
    (Black Cat / Grove Atlantic)
  • Hanne ØrstavikLove
    Translated by Martin Aitken
    (Archipelago Books)
  • Gunnhild ØyehaugWait, Blink: A Perfect Picture of Inner Life
    Translated by Kari Dickson
    (Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers)
  • Domenico StarnoneTrick
    Translated by Jhumpa Lahiri
    (Europa Editions)
  • Yoko Tawada, The Emissary
    Translated by Margaret Mitsutani
    (New Directions Publishing)
  • Olga TokarczukFlights
    Translated by Jennifer Croft
    (Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House)
  • Tatyana Tolstaya, Aetherial Worlds
    Translated by Anya Migdal
    (Alfred A. Knopf / Penguin Random House)

Nonfiction Longlist

  • Carol AndersonOne Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy
    (Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Colin G. CallowayThe Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
    (Oxford University Press)
  • Steve CollDirectorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    (Penguin Press / Penguin Random House)
  • Marwan Hisham and Molly CrabappleBrothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War
    (One World / Penguin Random House)
  • Victoria JohnsonAmerican Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
    (Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company)
  • David QuammenThe Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
    (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sarah SmarshHeartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
    (Scribner / Simon & Schuster)
  • Rebecca Solnit, Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays)
    (Haymarket Books)
  • Jeffrey C. StewartThe New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke
    (Oxford University Press)
  • Adam Winkler, We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    (Liveright / W. W. Norton & Company)

and

Poetry Longlist

October 10: Finalists Announced

November 14: National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner (Winners announced)

The Sixty-Ninth National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner will be held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday, November 14, and will also be live-streamed online in its entirety.

FMI, book covers, other years’ awards lists, to get tickets and more:  http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2018.html#.W6FbVs5Kipo

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“THE READING ROOM” 2018 WOMEN’S FICTION PRIZE SHORTLIST announced

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Mazel Tov to the Finalists!

Elif Batuman, The Idiot

Imogen Hermes Gowar, The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

Jessie Greengrass, Sight

Meena Kandasamy, When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife

Kamila Shamsie, Home Fire

Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing

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Mazel Tov to the Finalists of the “Foreword Reviews”‘ 2017 Indies Book of the Year Awards!

Mazel Tov to the Finalists of the “Foreword Reviews”‘ 2017 Indies Book of the Year Awards

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I take issue with the use of the term “Indies” to categorize these finalists, since many were published by traditional publishing companies (university and other presses that are quite well-known).

I also strenuously object to the missing names of many authors for this list: where are the creators? Why do they get so good at listing the ISBN (which I deleted from the list, here, but you can find them on the original listings on the Foreword website) and publishers but not the writers? Very odd, that.

Finally, why are some finalists listed in more than one genre? Seems unnecessary.

Special congrats to:
Joy Passanante, older sister of Jean Passanante (classmate and lifelong friend of my older brother; also, an award-winning daytime dramas writer), for her first book’s being selected, and
William Least Heat Moon, author of a favorite nonfiction book of mine, Blue Highways, for his first novel’s being included.

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Reviews is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

More than 2,000 entries spread across 68 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by a panel of judges across the country, reflecting Foreword’s readership of booksellers and librarians.

The complete list of finalists can be found, below, with live links and details at:

https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/finalists/2017/

“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the job is very difficult due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”

Winners in each genre—–along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—–will be announced June 15, 2018.

Foreword Reviews
March 20, 2018

FULL LIST OF 2017 FOREWORD INDIES FINALISTS

ADULT FICTION

Erotica
Covet, Riptide Publishing
Dangerous Affections, by Deanna Moore-Lopez, Sway Publishing Los Angeles
Her Best Friend’s Sister, by Meghan O’Brien, Bold Strokes Books
Snapdragon, by Kilby Blades, Luxe Publishing
The Master Will Appear, Self-Published

Fantasy
Falling, by Dawn Davis, FriesenPress
GODS’ Fool, GB Publishing.org
Kasper Mützenmacher’s Cursed Hat, by Keith R Fentonmiller and Eugene Teplitsky (illustrator), Curiosity Quills Press
Nite Fire, by C.L. Schneider, CreateSpace
Shadow Mountain, by Tess Collins, BearCat Press
The 53rd Card, by Virginia Weiss, Richard L. Goettling (illustrator), and James Monroe (designer), Beaver’s Pond Press
The Case of the Green-Dressed Ghost, by Lucy Banks, Amberjack Publishing
The Deeds of Pounce, by Benjamin Wachs, Beating Windward Press
The Infinite Now, by Mindy Tarquini, SparkPress
The Legend of the Albino Farm, by Steve Yates, Unbridled Books
The Mountain Goddess, by Shelley Schanfield, Lake House Books
The Rite of Wands, by Mackenzie Flohr, BHC Press
The Walmart Book of the Dead, Vine Leaves Press

General
Ash Falls, by Warren Read, Ig Publishing
Celestial Mechanics, by William Least Heat-Moon, Three Rooms Press
Grounds for Tenure, by Barbara Lalla, The University of the West Indies Press
Our Tiny Useless Hearts, by Toni Jordan, Text Publishing
Red River, iUniverse
Tangier, by Stephen Holgate, Amphorae Publishing Group
The Lemon Jell-O Syndrome, by Man Martin, Unbridled Books
The Runaway, by Claire Wong, Lion Fiction
The Sasquatch Murder, by Jeffery Viles, Beaver’s Pond Press
To the Stars through Difficulties, by Romalyn Tilghman, She Writes Press
You and I and Someone Else, by Anna Schachner, Mercer University Press

Historical
A Bit of Candy in Hard Times, by Blaine Beveridge, Promontory Press
Agrippa’s Wake, by Ralph Jackman, Knox Robinson Publishing
Amah & the Silk-Winged Pigeons, by Jocelyn Cullity, Inanna Publications
Botticelli’s Muse, Juiceboxartists Press
David and the Philistine Woman, by Paul Boorstin, Top Hat Books
Liar’s Winter, Kregel Publications
South California Purples, by Baron R. Birtcher, The Permanent Press
The Fairness of Beasts, by Gar LaSalle, Solipsis Publishing
The Indigo Girl, by Natasha Boyd, Blackstone Publishing
The Three Pleasures, Anvil Press
This Is How It Begins, by Joan Dempsey, She Writes Press
Tiger Pelt, by Annabelle Kim, Leaf~Land
What Is Forgiven, by C.F. Yetmen, Ypsilon & Co. Press
Where My Body Ends and the World Begins, by Tony Romano, Allium Press of Chicago
Windigo Moon, by Robert Downes, Blank Slate Press

Horror
A Debt of Survival, by L.F. Falconer, Outskirts Press
Blackwell, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, Vesuvian Books
City of Ghosts, by J.H. Moncrieff, DeathZone Books
Habitat for Human Remains, by Scott A. Lerner, Camel Press
Shadows and Teeth, Volume 3, Darkwater Syndicate
The Muse, by Arjay Lewis, Arjay Entertainment

Humor
Don Quixote and Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age, by Stefan Soto, W & B Publishers
Fanny on Fire, by Edith G. Tolchin, Michelkin Publishing
Insomniac Dreams, Outskirts Press
Lala Pettibone’s Act Two, by Heidi Mastrogiovanni, Amberjack Publishing
Lying to Children, Fitzwilde LLC
MAD Librarian, Madison Press
Muir Woods or Bust, by Ian Woollen, Coffeetown Press
The Moskowitz Code, by Joel Bresler, Tasfil Publishing

LGBT
Back to You, by Chris Scully, Riptide Publishing
Bend, by Nancy J. Hedin, Rachel Haimowitz (editor), and May Peterson (editor), Anglerfish Press
Beulah Land,by Nancy Stewart, Duet Books
Earth as It Is, by Jan Maher, Indiana University Press
Heart Stop, by Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books
Large Animals, Catapult
Olympia Knife, by Alysia Constantine, Interlude Press
Postcards from the Canyon, by Lisa Gitlin, Bywater Books
Sappho’s Bar and Grill, by Bonnie J. Morris, Bywater Books
Stealing Home, by Tom Mendicino, Kensington Books
The Ada Decades, by Paula Martinac, Bywater Books
The Infinite Now, by Mindy Tarquini, SparkPress
The Night Language, by David Rocklin, Rare Bird Books
The Winter Loon, by Lori Henriksen, Book Savvy Studio (editor), and Maggie McLaughlin (designer), Cougar Creek Books

Literary
A Loving, Faithful Animal, Catapult
Cages, by Sylvia Torti, Schaffner Press
Glory Days, by Melissa Fraterrigo, University of Nebraska Press
Near Haven, by Matthew Stephen Sirois, Belle Lutte Press
Olympia Knife, by Alysia Constantine, Interlude Press
Once in a Blue Moon, John F. Blair, Publisher
Purchase, by Christopher K. Doyle, Blank Slate Press
Queen of Spades, by Michael Shou-Yung Shum, Forest Avenue Press
Show Her a Flower, a Bird, a Shadow, by Peg Alford Pursell, WTAW Press
The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter, Grove Press
The Lost Daughter Collective, by Lindsey Drager, Dzanc
The Silence of the Spirits, by Wilfried N’Sondé and Karen Lindo (translator), Indiana University Press

Multicultural
Amah & the Silk-Winged Pigeons, by Jocelyn Cullity, Inanna Publications
Kill the Ámpaya, by Dick Cluster (translator, editor), Mandel Vilar Press
Lucia Zárate, by Cecilia Velástegui, Libros Publishing
Mary Poser, by Angel A and Lori Draft (editor), Angel’s Leap
Moon Goddess, Loose Moose Publishing
Murder under the Fig Tree, by Kate Jessica Raphael, She Writes Press
So Many Olympic Exertions, Kaya Press
The Coyote Hunter of Aquidneck Island, by James Conroy, The Permanent Press
The Hour of Daydreams, by Renee Macalino Rutledge, Forest Avenue Press
The Shores of Our Souls, by Kathryn Brown Ramsperger and Estella Vukovic (designer), TouchPoint Press
The Wrong Kind of Indian, by Jey Tehya, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik, by Carolyn Marie Souaid, Baraka Books

Mystery
A Negro and an Ofay, by Danny Gardner, Down & Out Books
Deadbomb Bingo Ray, by Jeff Johnson, Turner Publishing Company
Full Service Blonde, by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
Getting off on Frank Sinatra, by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
Gumshoe for Two, by Rob Leininger, Oceanview Publishing
Heaven’s Crooked Finger, by Hank Early, Crooked Lane Books
Murder under the Fig Tree, by Kate Jessica Raphael, She Writes Press
My Darling Detective, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Operation Light Switch, by John Wemlinger, Mission Point Press
Red Earth, by Lisa Canfield (editor) and A.J. Canfield (illustrator), joined at the hip inc.
Sing for the Dead, by Cynthia Drew, Water Street Press Books
THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET, by Jock Serong, Text Publishing
Tune Up, by Joe Klingler, Cartosi

Religious
David and the Philistine Woman, by Paul Boorstin, Top Hat Books
Foy, Material Media
If We Make It Home, Kregel Publications
Last Things, Montemayor Press
Love Big, Be Well, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Papa Luna, Friesen Press
Pistaco, In Extenso Press
Tethered, CrossLink Publishing
The Believers In The Crucible Nauvoo, Myfourleggedstool Publishers
The Elusive Miss Ellison, Kregel Publications
The Transmigrant, Kristi Saare Duarte
Waiting for Butterflies, by Karen Sargent, Amphorae Publishing Group

Romance
All That Makes Life Bright, by Josi S. Kilpack, Shadow Mountain
Chasing Mercury, by Kimberly Cooper Griffin, Night River Press
Eyes like Those, by Melissa Brayden, Bold Strokes Books
Heart Stop, by Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books
In The Land of Eternal Spring, by Alan Howard, Harvard Square Editions
Lickety Split, by Damon Suede, Dreamspinner Press
Love Is Heartless, by Kim Fielding, Dreamspinner Press
New Hand, Riptide Publishing
Roxie & Fred, by Richard Alther, Regent Press
Set the Stage, by Karis Walsh, Bold Strokes Books
Shelter My Heart, by L.G. O’Connor, Collins-Young Publishing
Strings, by Megan Edwards, Imbrifex Books
The Curse of the Braddock Brides, by Erica Obey, Walrus Publishing
The Dog Walker’s Diary, by Kathryn Donahue, North Star Editions
The Nobleman’s Daughter, by Jen Geigle Johnson, Covenant Communications
The Truth about Goodbye, by Russell Ricard, Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Science-Fiction
Age of Order, Plebeian Media
Alvar’s Spear, by Charles Freedom Long, Silver Star Press
Ardulum: First Don, Ninestar Press
Caveman at the End of the World, by Brad Rau, SmallPub
Dog Logic, by Tom Strelich, Owl Canyon Press
Escape, by Gun Brooke, Bold Strokes Books
Fata Morgana, Blackstone Publishing
Hell Divers II: Ghosts, Blackstone Publishing
Near Haven, by Matthew Stephen Sirois, Belle Lutte Press
Skeet Love, by Craig Francis Power, Breakwater Books
Space Fandango, by Henry Mosquera, Oddity Media
The Punch Escrow, by Tal M. Klein, Geek & Sundry
The Stargazer’s Embassy, by Eleanor Lerman, Mayapple Press

Short Stories
Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, by Norma Dunning, The University of Alberta Press
China Girl, by Ho Lin, Regent Press
Dolph the Unicorn Killer & Other Stories, by Martin Lastrapes, Cannibal Press
Magic for Unlucky Girls, by A.A. Balaskovits, Santa Fe Writers Project
States of Motion, by Laura Hulthen Thomas, Wayne State University Press
The Museum of Possibilities, by Barbara Sibbald, Porcupine’s Quill
The Things We Do That Make No Sense, Switchgrass Books, an imprint of NIU Press
The Truth about Me, by Louise Marburg and Peg Alford Pursell (editor), WTAW Press
The Widow’s Guide to Edible Mushrooms, by Chauna Craig, Press 53
There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, by Michelle Ross, Moon City Press
These Are Our Demands, by Matthew Pitt, Engine Books
Things We Do When No One Is Watching, BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City
To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts, by Caitlin Hamilton Summie, Fomite Press
You Are Not Needed Now, Anvil Press

Thriller & Suspense
Blood Truth, by Matt Coyle, Oceanview Publishing
Cashed Out, by Michael H. Rubin, Fiery Seas
City of Ghosts, by J.H. Moncrieff, DeathZone Books
Come Home, by Patricia Gussin, Oceanview Publishing
Deadbomb Bingo Ray, by Jeff Johnson, Turner Publishing Company
Do Not Ask, by Elaine Williams Crockett, BookBaby
Give Up the Dead, by Joe Clifford, Oceanview Publishing
Hard Dog to Kill, WildBlue Press
Inside V, by Paula Priamos, Rare Bird Books
Naked We Came, by Robert Lane, Mason Alley Publishing
The Han Agent, by Amy Rogers, ScienceThrillers Media
The Killing Files, by Nikki Owen, Blackstone Publishing
The Point of a Gun, Edition Barenklau

War & Military
Altar of Resistance, by Samuel Marquis, Mount Sopris Publishing
Operation Light Switch, by John Wemlinger, Mission Point Press
Seven Wings to Glory, by Kathleen M. Rodgers, Camel Press
Sheppard and the French Rescue, Koehler Books (Battle Flag imprint)
Sins of the Fathers, Suspense Publishing
The Chords of War, White Whisker Books
The Fairness of Beasts, by Gar LaSalle, Solipsis Publishing
The General’s Women, by Susan Wittig Albert, Persevero Press
The Trumpets of Jericho, by J. Michael Dolan, Monochrome Books
War, Spies & Bobby Sox, by Libby Fischer Hellmann, The Red Herrings Press
Wickwythe Hall, by Judithe Little, Black Opal Books

ADULT NONFICTION

Adventure & Recreation
Base Camp Las Vegas, by Deborah Wall, Imbrifex Books
Brewed in Michigan, by William Rapai, Wayne State University Press
Sea Trials, by Wendy Hinman, Salsa Press
The Dragon Run, University of Alberta Press
True North, by Lou Marincovich, Bering Press

Architecture
100 Midcentury Chairs, by Lucy Rider Richardson, Gibbs Smith
Creating Biophilic Buildings, by Amanda Sturgeon, Ecotone Publishing
Designing Detroit, by Michael G. Smith, Wayne State University Press
Designing Your Perfect House 2nd Edition, Dalsimer Press
Mosques, Rizzoli
The Detroit Public Library, by Barbara Madgy Cohn and Patrice Rafail Merritt, Wayne State University Press

Art
Botanical Visions, by Julie Sasse and MF Cardamone (illustrator), Pomegranate
Cast, by Jen Townsend, Renée Zettle-Sterling, Smith Publicity (publicist), and Jamie Elfrank (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
Chip Kidd: Book Two, Rizzoli New York
Expanding Tradition: Selections from the Larry D. and Brenda A. Thompson Collection, by Shawnya Harris and David Driskell, Georgia Museum of Art
Golden Kingdoms, by Joanne Pillsbury (editor), Kim N. Richter (editor), and Timothy Potts (editor), Getty Publications
Kuniyoshi X Kunisada, MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Matisse in the Studio, MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Menage, SF Design / FrescoBooks
Michelangelo, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monongraph by Chris Ware, Rizzoli New York
Primal Beauty, by Lawrence Stoller, Cameron + Company
Richard Diebenkorn, by Scott A. Shields and Richard Diebenkorn (illustrator), Pomegranate
The Art of Mondo, Insight Editions

Autobiography & Memoir
Derby Girl, by Sammi Jones, North Dakota State University Press
Doing Time Like A Spy, by John Kiriakou, Rare Bird Books
House Built on Ashes, by José Antonio Rodríguez, University of Oklahoma Press
How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century, by Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Hummingbird, Rare Bird Books
Kill The Gringo, Rare Bird Books
Life Detonated, by Kathleen Murray Moran, Amberjack Publishing
Necessary to Life, by Louisa Leontiades, Thorntree Press
Of Bulletins and Booze, Texas Tech University Press
Open Midnight, Trinity University Press
Punk Avenue, by Phil Marcade, Three Rooms Press
Raven Walks around the World, by Thom Henley, Harbour Publishing
Self-Portrait with Dogwood, by Christopher Merrill, Trinity University Press
Siberian Exile, University of Nebraska Press
This Is Just My Face, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Biography
A Mother’s Tale, by Phillip Lopate, The Ohio State University Press
A Witness to History, Texas Tech University Press
Dream of a House, George F. Thompson Publishing
Eleanor, Westminster John Knox Press
Frank Little and the IWW, by Jane Little Botkin, University of Oklahoma Press
Hemingway’s Brain, University of South Carolina Press
Jackie Robinson, Westminster John Knox Press
Maximum Volume, by Kenneth Womack, Chicago Review Press
Say To These Mountains, Light Messages Publishing
The Rebel in the Red Jeep, West Virginia University Press
Through a Long Absence, by Joy Passanante, Mad Creek Books/The Ohio State University Press
Wilde’s Women, by Eleanor Fitzsimons, The Overlook Press

Body, Mind & Spirit
Aging with Wisdom, by Olivia Ames Hoblitzelle and Larry Rosenberg (contributor), Monkfish
Change the Story of Your Health, by Carl Greer, Findhorn Press
Claiming Anishinaabe, by Lynn Gehl, University of Regina Press
Healing Civilizations, by Nadim Shaath, Cameron and Company
Hidden Blessings: Midlife Crisis as a Spiritual Awakening, by Jett Psaris, Sacred River Press
I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years, by Ilchi Lee, Best Life Media
Right Here Right Now, by Amy G. Oden, Abingdon Press
Spirit of the Earth, by Joseph A. Fitzgerald and Michael O. Fitzgerald, World Wisdom
The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®, by Xianna Michaels (author, illustrator), Alcabal Press, LLC
The Ayurveda Way, by Ananta Ripa Ajmera, Storey Publishing
The Surrender Prayer, by Kristian Lynch, Surrendered Publishing
The Yogi Diet, by James Morgante and Richard Smoley (contributor)
Whispers in the Wilderness, by Erik Stensland (author, photographer), Janna Nyswander (editor), and Jerry Dorris (designer), Morning Light Photography

Business & Economics
Beyond Default, LID Publishing
Collaborating with the Enemy, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Happier at Work, by Gayle Van Gils, She Writes Press
Humility Is the New Smart, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pacing for Growth, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
PLAN COMMIT WIN, QuestFusion Publishing
Raise Capital on Your Own Terms, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Set for Life, by Scott Trench, BiggerPockets Publishing
Tax Guide for Short-Term Rentals, by Stephen Fishman, NOLO
The Clean Money Revolution, by Joel Solomon and Tyee Bridge, New Society Publishers
The Disabled Workforce, CreateSpace
The Millennial Myth, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Wealth by Virtue, by Chad Gordon, 7209361606

Career
Always Eat Left-Handed, Ideapress Publishing
Ask Outrageously!, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes, i30 Media Corporation
Culture Infusion, Peaceful Daily
Get the Most Out of Retirement, American Bar Association
Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Health…and Pays the Bills Updated Edition, Wiley
SPIKE, LID Publishing
The Academic Gateway, by Timothy Sibbald (editor) and Victoria Handford (editor), University of Ottawa Press
The Workplace Writer’s Process, by Anne Janzer, Cuesta Park Consulting
Up Is Not the Only Way, Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Coloring Books
Color Your Way Content, HIC Books
Enchanting Mandala Mazes, Get Creative 6
Inkspirations Mindful Living, HCI Books
The Historical Heroines Coloring Book, White Wave Press
Twilight Garden, by Maria Trolle (illustrator), Gibbs Smith
Wonder Body, Got G’nads Press

Cooking
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner…Life!, Rizzoli New York
Cooking with the Wolfman, by David Wolfman and Marlene Finn, Douglas & McIntyre
Perfectly Aged, Taste of Texas
Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen, by Brittany Wood Nickerson, Storey Publishing
Stock the Crock, by Phyllis Good, Time Inc. Books
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley, University of Minnesota Press
The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide, Insight Editions
What Can I Bring?, by Elizabeth Heiskell, Time Inc. Books
Wholefood Heaven in a Bowl, by David Bailey and Charlotte Bailey, Gibbs Smith
YumUniverse Pantry to Plate, by Heather Crosby, The Experiment

Crafts & Hobbies
Extreme Stickering Day of the Dead, by Any Puzzle Media, Printers Row Publishing Group
Journal Sparks, by Emily K. Neuburger, Storey Publishing
Mosaic & Lace Knits, Stackpole Books
Stitching Pathways, Landauer Publishing

Ecology & Environment
A Temporary Refuge, by Lee Spencer, Patagonia
Being the Change, by Peter Kalmus, New Society Publishers
Compact Farms, by Josh Volk, Storey Publishing
Dawn Again, by Doniga Markegard, Propriometrics Press
Grass Roots, by Nick Johnson, Oregon State University Press
Malama Honua, Patagonia
Megafire, HMH
One Man’s Maine, Green Writers Press
Rising Tides, by John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins, Indiana University Press
The Green Amendment, by Maya K. van Rossum and Mark Ruffalo (contributor), Disruption Books
The Magnificent Nahanni, University of Regina Press

Education
Beyond Testing, Teachers College Press
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, Marzano Research
EMPOWER Your Students, Solution Tree Press
Infant-Toddler Social Studies, Redleaf Press
Messy Maths, Independent Thinking Press
Mr. Clark’s Big Band , by Meredith O’Brien, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Realizing the Distinctive University, by Mark Roche, University of Notre Dame Press
Softening the Edges, Solution Tree Press
Teaching, Learning, Literacy in Our High-Risk High-Tech World, Teachers College Press
The Complete IEP Guide, by Lawrence M. Siegel, NOLO
The Lazy Teacher’s Handbook – New Edition, Independent Thinking Press
When the Adults Change, Everything Changes, Independent Thinking Press

Essays
A Man’s World: Portraits, by Steve Oney, Mercer University Press
Accidental Gravity, by Bernard Quetchenbach, Oregon State University Press
American English, Italian Chocolate, University of Nebraska Press
Don’t Come Back, by Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Mad Creek Books / The Ohio State University Press
Flutterpoint, by Erik Anderson, Zone 3 Press
Most American, by Rilla Askew, University of Oklahoma Press
Ordinary Skin, Texas Tech University Press
Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, by Sonya Huber, University of Nebraska Press
The Long Weeping, by Jessie van Eerden, Orison Books
Vintage Saints and Sinners, by Karen Wright Marsh, InterVarsity Press
Where the Tiny Things Are: Feathered Essays, Punctum Press
Woodland Manitou, by Heidi Barr, Homebound Publications

Family & Relationships
Come to Life! Your Guide to Self-Discovery, Porterville Press
Evolutionary Relationships, by Patricia Albere and Katherine Woodward Thomas (contributor), Oracle Institute Press
Filling Her Shoes, She Writes Press
Garden of the Lost and Abandoned, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Grow Together, by Josette Luvmour, Create Space Independent Publishing
I’m the One Who Got Away ,by Andrea Jarrell, She Writes Press
Lost in the Reflecting Pool, by Diane Pomerantz, She Writes Press
Motherprayer, by Barbara Mahany, Abingdon Press
Positive Parenting 101, Bayou Publishing
The Happiest Kids in the World, The Experiment Publishing
The Place of Peace and Crickets ,Twisted Road Publications
The Stuff of Family Life, by Michelle Janning, Rowman & Littlefield

Grief/Grieving
A Friend Indeed, by Amy Florian and Jessica Chipkin (contributor), Corgenius
At Death’s Door, by Sebastian Sepulveda and Gini Graham Scott (contributor), Rowman & Littlefield
Bearing the Unbearable, by Joanne Cacciatore, Wisdom Publications
Breaking Sad, by Shelly Fisher (editor) and Jennifer Jones (editor), She Writes Press
Expecting Sunshine, by Alexis Marie Chute, She Writes Press
I Know It in My Heart, by Mary E. Plouffe, She Writes Press
Resilient Grieving, The Experiment Publishing
Should I Still Wish ,University of Nebraska Press
The Greater Weight of Glory, by Robin Farnsworth, Create Space

Health
Back to Balance, by Halee Fischer-Wright, Disruption Books
Change the Story of Your Health, by Carl Greer, Findhorn Press
Don’t Eat This If You’re Taking That, Skyhorse
Medicare For Dummies, Wiley
Move Your DNA, by Katy Bowman, Propriometrics Press
Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, by Sonya Huber, University of Nebraska Press
Second Chance, She Writes Press Inc.
The No-Meat Athlete Cookbook, The Experiment Publishing
The Secret Life of Your Microbiome, by Alan C. Logan and Susan L. Prescott, New Society Publishers
The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee, by Ruth DyckFehderau, Cree Board of Health& Social Services of James Bay
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer, Jane Thomas Press
Yoga for Diabetes, by Rachel Zinman and David Young (photographer), Monkfish

History
A Hero for the Americas, by Robert Calder, University of Regina Press
Beauty in the City, by Robert A. Slayton, Excelsior Editions
Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name, Sasquatch Books
Detroit 1967, by Joel Stone (editor), Wayne State University Press
March 1917, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, University of Notre Dame Press
Road Through Time, University of Regina Press
Spirit in the Rock, by Jim Compton and Bill Stafford (photographer), Washington State University Press
The Blue Shirts, by Hugues Théorêt and Ferdinanda Van Gennip (translator), University of Ottawa Press
The Burr Conspiracy, Princeton University Press
The Iaşi Pogrom, June–July 1941, Indiana University Press
The Truth of the Russian Revolution, by Konstantin Ivanovich Globachev, Sofia Nikolaevna Globacheva, and Vladimir G. Marinich (translator), SUNY Press
World War II and the Caribbean, by Karen E. Eccles and Debbie McCollin, The University of the West Indies Press

Home & Garden
Designing Your Perfect House 2nd Edition, Dalsimer Press
Don’t Repot That Plant!, by Will Creed, Button Street Press
Garden Wisdom 365 Days, by Cheryl Wilfong, Heart Path Press
Homegrown Pantry, by Barbara Pleasant, Storey Publishing
My Smart Home for Seniors, Pearson
The Grumpy Gardener, by Steve Bender, Time Inc. Books
Welcome to the Farm, Lyons Press

Humor
A Die Hard Christmas, Insight Editions
A Doorman’s Memoir, Dick Candy Productions
Fierce, Funny, and Female, by Marti MacGibbon, Stay Strong Publishing
Lexicon: American Style 2, Outskirts Press
The Full English, 220 Publishing
Uncle John’s OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader, Printers Row Publishing Group
Vagabonding with Kids: Brazil, by AK Turner, Brown Books Publishing

LGBT
¡Cuéntamelo!, by Juliana Delgado Lopera (editor), Aunt Lute Books
2Brides 2Be, by Laura Leigh Abby, Archer
A Sinner in Mecca, by Parvez Sharma, BenBella Books
Accidental Activists, by David Collins, University of North Texas Press
Derby Girl, by Sammi Jones, North Dakota State University Press
Finally Out, by Loren A. Olson, Oak Lane Press
Gay Pioneers, by Jack Fritscher and Mark Hemry (editor), Palm Drive Publishing
Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality, by Jeff Guaracino and Ed Salvato, Columbia University Press
Lesbian Decadence, by Nicole Albert, Nancy Erber (translator), and William Peniston (translator), Harrington Park Press
LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care, by Kimberly D. Acquaviva, Harrington Park Press
Queer Threads, by John Chaich and Todd Oldham (editor), AMMO Books
Solace: Writing, Refuge, and LGBTQ Women of Color, by S. Andrea Allen (editor) and Lauren Cherelle (editor), BLF Press

Multicultural
Accomplice to Memory, by Q. M. Zhang, Kaya Press
Beyond Colorblind, by Sarah Shin, InterVarsity Press
Black Domers, by Don Wycliff (editor) and David Krashna (editor), University of Notre Dame Press
From the Kingdom of Kongo to Congo Square, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Jacob Isaac Segal, by Pierre Anctil and Vivian Felsen (translator), University of Ottawa Press
Mestizos Come Home, University of Oklahoma Press
THE GOOD FIGHT, Against All Odds Productions
The Myth of Equality, by Ken Wytsma, InterVarsity Press
Wonder Girls, by Paola Gianturco, Alex Sangster, and Foreword by Musimbi Kanyoro, powerHouse Books

Nature
A Temporary Refuge, by Lee Spencer, Patagonia
Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, by Nick Jans and Mark Kelley (photographer), Mark Kelley Photography
Dawn Again, by Doniga Markegard, Propriometrics Press
Deep into Yellowstone, by Rick Lamplugh, Rick Lamplugh
Great Hiking Trails of the World, Rizzoli New York
How to Read Nature, The Experiment Publishing
Into Africa, Insight Editions
Leaves Surface Like Skin, by Michelle Menting, Terrapin Books
Nature, Love, Medicine, by Gary Paul Nabhan, Nalini Nadkarni, Elisabeth Tova Bailey, Stephen Trimble, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Lowe Fleischner (editor, author), Jane Hirshfield, Alberto Búrquez, Gwen Annette Heistand, Brooke Williams, Laura Sewall, Edie Dillon, Sarah Juniper Rabkin, Mitchell Thomashow, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Judith Lydeamore, Saul Weisberg, Pablo Deustua Jochamowitz, Peter H. Kahn, Jr., Lauret Savoy, Jana Richman, Melanie Bishop, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, Torrey House Press
Spirit of the Earth, by Joseph A. Fitzgerald and Michael O. Fitzgerald, World Wisdom
Wild and Scenic Rivers, by Tim Palmer, Oregon State University Press

Performing Arts & Music
Blood on the Stage, 1800-1900, Rowman & Littlefield
Create!, by Ronald Rand, Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Dirty Windshields, by Grant Lawrence, Douglas & McIntyre
Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music, Indiana University Press
Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, Insight Editions
Maximum Volume, by Kenneth Womack, Chicago Review Press
Totally Scripted, by Josh Chetwynd, Lyons Press

Pets & Animals
Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse, by Carlyn Montes De Oca, She Writes Press
How to Speak Chicken, by Melissa Caughey, Storey Publishing
Lina Unleashed, Beaver’s Pond Press

Philosophy
Alan Watts – In the Academy, by Alan Watts, Peter J. Columbus (editor), and Donadrian L. Rice (editor), SUNY Press
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination, by David N. Stamos, SUNY Press
Heretics!, Princeton University Press
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth, by Jason M. Wirth, SUNY Press
Your Evolving Soul, by Byron Belitsos, Origin Press

Photography
American Firefighter, Welcome Books
Arrête pas la musique!, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Indiana Across the Land, Indiana University Press
Irving Penn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
London Rock: The Unseen Archive, Insight Editions
Marfa and the Mystique of Far West Texas, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
On an Acre Shy of Eternity, by Robert Dash, Hyla Press
People of Yellowstone, Elm Grove Press
Raghubir Singh, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Straight Bourbon, Indiana University Press
Tending the Fire, by Christopher Felver (photographer), University of New Mexico Press
The Edge of the World, Falcon

Poetry
American Purgatory, Eyewear Publishing Ltd.
Body, in Good Light, by Erin Rodoni, Sixteen Rivers Press
Calling a Wolf a Wolf, by Alyssa Neptune (editor), Alice James Books
Matria, Black Lawrence Press
Please Bury Me in This, Four Way Books
Silencer, by Marcus Wicker, HMH
Street Calligraphy, by Jim Daniels, Steel Toe Books
The Bird-While, by Keith Taylor, Wayne State University Press
The Woods Are On Fire, by Fleda Brown, University of Nebraska Press
This House That, by Peter Grandbois, Brighthorse Books
Village Prodigies, by Rodney Jones, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
What It Done to Us, by Essy Stone, Lost Horse Press

Political Science
A Land without Borders, by Nir Baram, Text Publishing
Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, by Ayub Nuri, University of Regina Press
China’s Great Migration, Independent Institute
Flash Points, by Jade Wu, Excelsior Editions
Mediatized Political Campaigns, by Indrani Bachan-Persad, The University of the West Indies Press
The Capital Times, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
The Resistance Handbook, by Markos Moulitsas and Michael Huttner, Disruption Books
Toward Truth, Freedom, Fitness, and Decency, Greenleaf Book Group

Popular Culture
Gay Pioneers, by Jack Fritscher and Mark Hemry (editor), Palm Drive Publishing
Let’s Get Monster Smashed, by Jon Chaiet, Marc Chaiet, and Meghan Schaffer (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The 100 Best Celebrity Photos, by Editors of PEOPLE magazine, Time Inc. Books
The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History, Insight Editions
UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens, by Donald R. Prothero and Timothy D. Callahan, Indiana University Press

Psychology
Anger anonymous, MSI Press
Beyond Bedlam’s Door, Thunder Lake Press
Change the Story of Your Health, by Carl Greer, Findhorn Press
Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Sabina Spielrein, by Angela M. Sells, SUNY Press
When It’s Never About You, Harte & Co

Reference
Blood on the Stage, 1600-1800, Rowman & Littlefield
Inside Story: Everyone’s Guide to Reporting and Writing Creative Nonfiction, by Julia Goldberg, Leaf Storm Press
Origins of a Story, by Jake Grogan, Cider Mill Press Book Publishers
Oscar’s Favorite Actors, McFarland
San Diego County Mammal Atlas, San Diego Natural History Museum
Social Security For Dummies, Wiley
The Essential Poet’s Glossary, by Edward Hirsch, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Legal English Manual, Second Edition, by Kathrin Weston Walsh (editor), Julian Cornelius (contributor), Jenna Bollag (contributor), Sandra Kuhn-Schulthess (contributor), Alison Wiebalck (contributor), Richard Norman (contributor), and Clemens von Zedtwitz (contributor), BarWrite Press

Regional
Baja’s Wild Side, Sunbelt Publications
Beauty in the City, by Robert A. Slayton, Excelsior Editions
Bodie, Sunbelt Publications
Campaign Crossroads, by Andrew Stoner, Indiana Historical Society Press
Greetings from Detroit, by Dan Austin, Wayne State University Press
Hauntings of the Underground Railroad, Indiana University Press
Mississippi and the Great Depression, The History Press
Natural Wonders of Assateague Island, by Mark Hendricks and Tracee Groff (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
Picturing Harrisonburg, George F. Thompson Publishing
The 1928 Bunion Derby, by James R. Powell, Seascape Publishers
The Adirondack Architecture Guide, Southern-Central Region, by Janet A. Null, Excelsior Editions
Yosemite People, by Jonas Kulikauskas, A Thousand Words Press

Religion
A Bigger Table, Westminster John Knox Press
Abducted in Iraq, by Saad Sirop Hanna, with Edward S. Aris, University of Notre Dame Press
Disarming Beauty, by Julián Carrón, University of Notre Dame Press
Image and Presence, Stanford University Press
Invisible Hosts, by Elizabeth Schleber Lowry, SUNY Press
My Jewish Year, by Abigail Pogrebin and A. J. Jacobs (contributor), Fig Tree Books
Religious Agrarianism and the Return of Place, by Todd LeVasseur, SUNY Press
Satan and Apocalypse, by Thomas J. J. Altizer, SUNY Press
Serving Others, by John E. Koenig and Fr. John F. Kamwendo, Outskirts Press
Single, Gay, Christian, by Gregory Coles, InterVarsity Press
The Great Re-imagining, by Theodore Richards, Homebound Publications
The Wisdom of Not Knowing, by Estelle Frankel, Shambhala
Vindicating the Vixens, Kregel Academic

Science
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, The Experiment Publishing
Angle of Attack, by Roger Rapoport and Shem Malmquist, Lexographic Press
Cerebrum, Dana Press
Move Your DNA, by Katy Bowman, Propriometrics Press
San Diego County Mammal Atlas, San Diego Natural History Museum
See It with a Small Telescope, by Will Kalif, Ulysses Press
Strange Science, Printers Row Publishing Group
The Driver in the Driverless Car, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The Runaway Species, Catapult
This Phenomenal Life, Lyons Press
Tides, Trinity University Press

Self-Help
Bearing the Unbearable, by Joanne Cacciatore, Wisdom Publications
How You Learn Is How You Live, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years, by Ilchi Lee, Best Life Media
Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude, updated new edition, Sound Wisdom
Prisoners of Our Thoughts, Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Rules For Mavericks, Crown House Publishing Ltd
The Body Image Blueprint, Jenny Eden Coaching
The Launch Book, LID Publishing
The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep, by Tzivia Gover, Storey Publishing
The Wisdom of Not Knowing, by Estelle Frankel, Shambhala
Treasure Hunt, Watkins Publishing
Wild Ideas, by Cathy Wild, Standing Place Press

Social Sciences
Back to Balance, by Halee Fischer-Wright, Disruption Books
Dig Where You Are, by Nan Alexander Doyal, Casper Press
Federal Prison Handbook, by Christopher Zoukis, Middle Street Publishing
Firsts, by Editors of TIME, Time Inc. Books
Lean Media, by Ian Lamont, Zach Gajewski (editor), and Monica Thomas, TLC Design (designer), i30 Media
Mean Men, by Mark Lipton, Voussoir Press
THE GOOD FIGHT, Against All Odds Productions
The Great Vanishing Act, Fulcrum
When Parents Are Incarcerated, American Psychological Association

Sports
A Mountaineer’s Life, Patagonia
Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Hard To Grip, Schaffner Press
Sports Illustrated Football’s Greatest Revised and Updated, by Editors of Sports Illustrated, Time, Inc. Books
Stories from the Dirt, Falcon
The Streak, Hmh
The Year of the Pitcher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Travel
Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, by Nick Jans and Mark Kelley (photographer), Mark Kelley Photography
Arlington, John F. Blair, Publisher
Beyond Mile Zero, by Lily Gontard and Mark Kelly (photographer), Harbour Publishing
Four Seasons in a Day, DJWorking Unlimited Inc.
Holy Rover, by Lori Erickson, Fortress Press
Ireland, by Matt Walker and Zeneba Bowers, Little Roads Publishing
Patagonian Road, by Kate McCahill, Santa Fe Writer’s Project
The 1928 Bunion Derby, by James R. Powell, Seascape Publishers
The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 11, Travelers’ Tales
The World’s Most Travelled Man, by Mike Spencer Bown, Douglas & McIntyre
Trappist Beer Travels, by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood, Jessica Deahl, and Meghan Schaffer (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
Uncorked, Sea to Sky Books (self)
Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fifth Edition, by Janet Chapple, Granite Peak Publications

True Crime
Gaslight Lawyers, by Richard H. Underwood, Shadelandhouse Modern Press
In Vino Duplicitas, by Peter Hellman, The Experiment
Sidetracked, by Richard T. Cahill Jr., Wildblue Press
The Pinks, by Chris Enss, TwoDot
Trial by Fire, by Kaia Anderson, Pyxis Press
When Normal Blew Up, by Joni Foster, Red Raku Press

War & Military
Canada’s Dream Shall Be of Them, by Eric McGeer and Steve Douglas (photographer), Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Compassionate Soldier, by Jerry Borrowman, Shadow Mountain
Dispatches from the Pacific, Indiana University Press
Foxtrot in Kandahar, by Duane Evans, Savas Beatie
Navigating a Life, BkMk Press, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Rebel Bulldog, by Jason Lantzer, Indiana Historical Society Press
The Last Veterans of World War II, by Richard Bell and Harrison Lutz (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
The World Turns to War, by Jay Wertz, Monroe Publications

Women’s Studies
Ask, by Kitty Stryker, Thorntree Press
Feminine Genius, by LiYana Silver, Sounds True
Fierce, Funny, and Female, by Marti MacGibbon, Stay Strong Publishing
Matria, Black Lawrence Press
Violence Against Indigenous Women, by Allison Hargreaves, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Why They Stay, by Bonnie Britt (editor), C.J. Burton (photographer), Janet Michaud (designer), and Sara Morsey (narrator), Ogunquit Press
Wonder Girls, by Paola Gianturco, Alex Sangster, and Foreword by Musimbi Kanyoro, powerHouse Books

ANTHOLOGIES

Anthologies
Adam’s Ladder, by Michael Bailey (editor), Darren Speegle (editor), Jeffrey Thomas (contributor), Brian Evenson (contributor), B.E. Scully (contributor), Gene O’Neill (contributor), Ramsey Campbell (contributor), Tim Lebbon (contributor), Erinn L. Kemper (contributor), Roberta Lannes (contributor), Rena Mason (contributor), John Langan (contributor), Laird Barron (contributor), Lisa Morton (contributor), Damien Angelica Walters (contributor), Chaz Brenchley (contributor), Scott Edelman (contributor), Mark Morris (contributor), Paul Meloy (contributor), and Mark Samuels (contributor), Written Backwards
Ask, by Kitty Stryker, Thorntree Press
Challenges to the Dream , by Jim Daniels (editor), Carnegie Mellon University Press
Edge of Morning, by Jacqueline Keeler (editor), Torrey House Press
Forgotten Women, by Ginny Lowe Connors (editor), Grayson Books
Pie & Whiskey, by Samuel Ligon (editor) and Kate Lebo (editor), Sasquatch Books
Poetry of Presence, by Phyllis Cole-Dai (editor) and Ruby R. Wilson (editor), Grayson Books
Pope Francis and the Caring Society , Independent Institute
The Music of the Soul Lives On , by Henry Mackaman, Beaver’s Pond Press
The Obama Inheritance, by Gary Phillips (editor), Walter Mosley (contributor), and Nisi Shawl (contributor), Three Rooms Press
The Soul of a Great Traveler, Travelers’ Tales
The World Is Just A Book Away, USC Libraries Press

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

Graphic Novels & Comics

Daddy Hall, by Tony Miller, The Porcupine’s Quill
Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer, by Alberto Ledesma, Mad Creek Books/The Ohio State University Press
Encyclopedia of Black Comics, by Sheena C. Howard, Christopher Priest (contributor), and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (contributor), Fulcrum
Flutter, Volume Three: Rid of Me, by Jennie Wood, Jeff McClelland (editor), Jeff McComsey (illustrator), and Chris Goodwin (contributor), 215 Ink
I, Parrot, by Deb Olin Unferth and Elizabeth Haidle (illustrator), Black Balloon Publishing
John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3, Storm King Productions, Inc.
Jurassic, RexTooth Studios
Knights of the Skull , by Wayne Vansant (author, illustrator) and Harrison Lutz (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
M.F.K., Insight Comics
Renegade, by Andrea Grosso Ciponte and Dacia Palmerino, Plough Publishing House

CHILDREN’S

Juvenile Fiction
Embers of Destruction, by J. Scott Savage, Shadow Mountain
Esme Dooley and the Kirkkomaki Circus, by Jane Donovan (author, illustrator) and Holly Trechter, Sky Candle Press
From Ant to Eagle, by Alex Lyttle, Central Avenue Publishing
If My Moon Was Your Sun, by Andreas Steinhöfel and Nele Palmtag (illustrator), Plough Publishing House
Mosquitoes Don’t Bite Me, by Pendred Noyce, Tumblehome Learning
Slug Days, by Sara Leach and Rebecca Bender (illustrator), Pajama Press
The Beginning, by M. J. Thomas, WorthyKids/Ideals
The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball, by Dori Jones Yang, SparkPress
The Magnificent Flying Baron Estate, by Eric Bower and Agnieszka Grochalska (illustrator), Amberjack Publishing
The Seasons of a Giant, by Pamela Hartley, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Splendid Baron Submarine, by Eric Bower and Agnieszka Grochalska (illustrator), Amberjack Publishing
The Strange Round Bird, Bancroft Press
Veronica and the Volcano, by Geoffrey Cook and Gabrielle Shamsey (illustrator), Violet Moon

Juvenile Nonfiction
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix, READERS to EATERS
Fairy House Cooking, Down East Books
Hedy’s Journey, by Michelle Bisson and El Primo Ramon (illustrator), Capstone
Hockey , by Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids, Time Inc. Books
If You Were Me and Lived in … the Mayan Empire, by Carole P. Roman, Chelshire, Inc.
Lights On!, by Cynthia Simmerlink Becker and Benjamin Hummel (illustrator), Filter Press
N is for Never Forget, by Nancy Polette and Paul Dillon (illustrator), Elva Resa Publishing
One Minute Mysteries: Short Mysteries You Solve with Math! • Misterios de un Minuto: ¡Misterios Cortos que Resuelves con Matemáticas!, Science, Naturally!
Standing up for Civil Rights in St. Louis, by Amanda E. Doyle and Melanie A. Adams, Missouri History Museum Press
Stormy Seas, Annick Press
The Curse Ends, by Jeff Attinella and Mike Pascale (illustrator), It Had To Be Told Publishing
The Football Fanbook, by Gary Gramling, Time Inc. Books
The Girl Who Ran, Compendium
The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (and Their Parents), by Wendy L. Moss and Denise M. Campbell, Free Spirit Publishing
The True Story of Jim the Wonder Dog, by Marty Rhodes Figley, The RoadRunner Press
What I Can Learn from the Incredible and Fantastic Life of Steve Jobs, by Melissa Medina, Fredrik Colting, and Natsuko Yoneyama (illustrator), Moppet Books

Picture Books
BabyLit: Anne of Green Gables, by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver (illustrator), Gibbs Smith
Dream Big, by Kat Kronenberg, Greenleaf Book Group
Dust Flowers, by Lisa Gammon Olson and Kyle Olson (illustrator), Eifrig Publishing
Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull , by Nancy Mike and Charlene Chua (illustrator), Inhabit Media
Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack, Page Education Foundation
Hello Humpback!, by Roy Henry Vickers (author, illustrator) and Robert Budd, Harbour Publishing
I Dreamed I Was a Dog, by Joel Nakamura (author, illustrator), Leaf Storm Press
I Love My Purse, by Belle DeMont and Sonja Wimmer (illustrator), Annick Press
I See You , Magination Press
It’s Just So…Little!, by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco (illustrator), Notable Kids Pubishing
Marielle in Paris, by Maxine Rose Schur and Jeanne B. de Sainte Marie (illustrator), Pomegranate
Maybe God Is like That Too, by Jennifer Grant and Benjamin Schipper (illustrator), Sparkhouse Family
My Beautiful Birds, by Suzanne Del Rizzo, Pajama Press
Plume, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
So Many Cuddles, by Ruth Austin and Clare Owen (illustrator), Compendium
So Many Smarts!, Magination Press
The Day I Ran Away, by Holly L. Niner, Shari Dash Greenspan (editor), and Isabella Ongaro (illustrator), Flashlight Press
The Lonely Mailman, by Susanna Isern and Daniel Montero Galván (illustrator), Cuento de Luz
Think Circles!, by Karen S. Robbins and Tracee Groff (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
Wakem the Rooster: Up All Night, by David FitzSimmons and Richard Cowdrey (illustrator), Wild Iris Publishing

Picture Books, Early Reader
A Different Pond, by Bao Phi and Thi Bui (illustrator), Capstone
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Applesauce Press Book Publishers
Kohana, Fahrenheit Books
Moby Dick, by Mandy Archer and Annabel Tempest (illustrator), Gibbs Smith
My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do?, Lulu.com
Nile Crossing, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Princess Sophie and the Six Swans, Wisdom Tales Press
Robyn Boid: Architect, by Maree Coote, Melbournestyle Books
Space Pilgrim, by Ryan Winch (author, illustrator) and Elizabeth Winch (editor)
The Rock Maiden, by Natasha Yim and Pirkko Vainio (illustrator), Wisdom Tales
The Watcher, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Unraveling Rose, by Brian Wray, Shiloh Penfield (illustrator), and Tracee Groff (marketer), Schiffer Publishing
Wild Zoo Train, by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and Steve Gray (illustrator), Muddy Boots
Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You, Dawn Publications

Young Adult Fiction
Afterdeath, by Benoit Chartier and Cryssy Cheung (illustrator), Trode Publications
Archie of Outlandish, by Lynnette Kraft, Abigail Kraft (illustrator), and Jared Kraft (Composer) (contributor), New Wrinkle Publishing
Bend, by Nancy J. Hedin, Rachel Haimowitz (editor), and May Peterson (editor), Anglerfish Press
Beulah Land, by Nancy Stewart, Duet Books
Grrrls on the Side, Interlude Press
Seeking Mansfield, by Kate Watson, Flux
Starswept, by Mary Fan, Snowy Wings Publishing
The Big Lie, by Julie Mayhew, Candlewick Press
The Road to Winter, by Mark Smith, Text Publishing
The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, by F.T. Lukens, Interlude Press
Those Who Run in the Sky, by Aviaq Johnston and Toma Feizo Gas (illustrator), Inhabit Media
Trell, by Dick Lehr, Candlewick Press
Zero Gravity, by Tom Lamarr, Marcinson Press

Young Adult Nonfiction
#NotYourPrincess, Annick Press
Come Sunday, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press
Feminism From A to Z, Magination Press
Green Card Youth Voices, Green Card Voices
How to Be Happy, by David Burton, Text Publishing
Project You, by Aubre Andrus, Switch Press
Release Your Inner Drive, by Edward Watson and Bradley Busch, Crown House Publishing

GENERAL

Augmented Reality
THE GOOD FIGHT, Against All Odds Productions

Child Author (17 and Under)
The Day Tajon Got Shot, by Beacon House Writers, Shout Mouse Press,
The Global Warming Express, Terra Nova Books

2017 Winners of the National Book Award: Kudos to these Authors!

2017 #Winners of the National #Book #Award: Kudos to these #Authors!


National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Award
Website: http://www.nationalbook.org/

from the story on NPR:
“[F]our writers emerged with one of the world’s most illustrious literary prizes, the National Book Award:
—Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” won for fiction;
—Masha Gessen’s “The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia,” for nonfiction;
—Frank Bidart’s “Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016,” for poetry; and
—Robin Benway’s “Far from the Tree,” for young people’s literature.

“In addition to a bronze medal and statue, each winner receives $10,000 with the distinction. That said, the finalists don’t go home bereft — each author gets $1,000 and a bronze medal of their own.

“…Annie Proulx [is] the novelist who won the medal for distinguished contribution to American letters, the National Book Foundation’s slightly verbose name for their lifetime achievement award.”

FMI: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/16/npr-books-national-book-awards?utm_campaign=The+Thread_20171117&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc_Newsletter&utm_content=The%202017%20National%20Book%20Award%20winners%20are…

2017 WINNERS and FINALISTS, National Book Award

Fiction
Jesmyn Ward
Jesmyn Ward: Sing, Unburied, Sing = WINNER

Ward’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jesmyn-Ward/e/B001JOW9NW/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Ward’s Publisher Website: http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Jesmyn-Ward/547648874

FICTION FINALISTS:
Elliot Ackerman: Dark at the Crossing
Lisa Ko: The Leavers
Min Jin Lee: Pachinko
Carmen Maria Machado: Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Nonfiction
Masha Gessen; Photo: © Tanya Sazansky
Masha Gessen: The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia = WINNER

Gessen’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Masha-Gessen/e/B001H6MBXK/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Gessen’s Publisher’s Website: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/authors/9953/masha-gessen

FINALISTS:
Erica Armstrong Dunbar: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge
Frances FitzGerald: The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America
David Grann: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Poetry
Frank Bidart; Photo from Sigrid Estrada
Frank Bidart: Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 = WINNER

Bidart’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Bidart/e/B001H6W2N4/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Bidart’s Publisher’s Website: https://us.macmillan.com/author/frankbidart

FINALISTS:
Leslie Harrison: The Book of Endings
Layli Long Soldier: WHEREAS
Shane McCrae: In the Language of My Captor
Danez Smith: Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

Young People’s Literature

Robin Benway: Far from the Tree = WINNER

Benway’s Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Robin-Benway/e/B001JP7ZO4/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
Benway’s Publisher’s Website: https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-115402/robin-benway

FINALISTS:
Elana K. Arnold: What Girls Are Made Of
Erika L. Sánchez: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Rita Williams-Garcia: Clayton Byrd Goes Underground
Ibi Zoboi: American Street

Some New #Books for Your “To-Read” List for 2017-18 and Beyond

Some New #Books for Your “To-Read” List for 2017-18 and Beyond

I can’t afford to buy books and almost never buy fiction because I never re-read it. BUT, I am a life-long, semi-weekly borrower from public libraries and frequently request purchases, which they often honor, so I do my part.

I used to read upwards of 8 books a week, plus magazines, newspapers and other materials; more when I was getting my Master’s and doctorate degrees. But, after not reading at all during my first 6-week meditation retreat, other than assigned excerpts from the Buddhist text our teacher was using, I lost the habit. For a while, I didn’t read much fiction at all and mostly read short articles or Buddhist non-fiction.

In the early 2000s, I gradually began to read fiction, but I no longer read a lot of it and often do not finish books. I have no interest in or patience with stories whose plot or characters I do not care about, or those that display bad writing or poor editing (FAR too many, even from trad publishing houses).

Also, I mostly don’t care about the topics that many authors and publishers are obsessed with: too much violence, too many billionaires seducing women, etc. Life is already too dystopian for me to want to read “for pleasure” most stories of disasters, diseases, dysfunction and/or defeat. Furthermore, I am refusing to read any more addiction pseudo-bios, cancer or other “survival” or “elegant death” scenarios (lost too many friends and relatives to those already), chronic illness depictions (same), “can’t have a baby” stories, adultery fantasies, or glamorizations/gritty details of endless wars (look around!). I also won’t pick up a series anywhere but the beginning, so mid-series installments of series I haven’t read are out.

I won’t even pick up, much less read, many of the books listed on the original pages of Bookish.com‘s site. Therefore, the abbreviated list I am sharing, here, has books I do plan to read. But, recognizing many readers do not share my limited tastes, I’m including the links to each category’s page so you can make your own choices. There are many other lists, too, so look around.

What’s on YOUR “To-Read” list? Comment here: http://www.sallyember.com/blog on this post!
LINK to Bookish.com main page of lists: https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-fall-books-2017/

The following suggestions and review snippets are mostly gleaned (I add others, too) from the lists compiled by Bookish.com and are in categories of their design with which I do not always agree and from which some are missing (e.g., historical fiction, graphic novels and short stories are combined with Fiction; some novels whose main character is a teen are NOT listed in either category of YA; there are no art books; there are no Indie authors), but here they are.

FICTION
https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-fall-books-fiction-2017/

I mostly do not read “modern” fiction, any more. So, only one of these made my list:
1) Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan (already the recipient of one Pulitzer Prize)
The main character is “Anna Kerrigan, a child living in New York City in the 1930s” whose “father disappears…. [Y]ears later when she encounters an old business acquaintance of her father’s…she more fully comprehends what his life must have been like.” (quotes are from the review on Bookish.com)
Available October 3, 2017

NON-FICTION
https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-fall-nonfiction-books-2017/

I like books about many science topics, Buddhism and a few other non-fiction subjects, so I was hoping some new books would capture my attention. Alas, none did, from THIS list.

I am looking forward to the next books from Mishio Kaku, though, or Brian Green, Lisa Randall and other quantum physicists/futurists, so I’ll keep you posted on those!

Meanwhile, check out this list of new #physics books, from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA USA): http://libguides.mit.edu/c.php?g=175935&p=1158686, where I found this gem:

2) Quantum Weirdness, by William J. Mullin
Apparently, this book “focuses on some of the more bizarre aspects of quantum mechanics.” He begins with a discussion of “classical waves,” then goes right into the “latest ideas and experiments , e.g., quantum Bayesianism, weak measurements.” He tries to make it accessible to those of us without doctorates in physics, since he “uses basic high-school mathematics (algebra and trigonometry) to explain quantum mechanics”and employs a “gradual build-up of concepts” (quotes are from the book’s blurb).
Available now (September, 2017).

MYSTERIES/THRILLERS
https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-fall-books-mysteries-thrillers-2017/

I don’t read most “thrillers” (too violent or stressful for me), but I do like bloodless mysteries, especially with female protagonists who are smart, courageous, witty and quirky. Some romance is also all right in these books, for me.

I also used to be a John le Carré fan and heard an interview recently on NPR with him about this new book, so it’s now on my list. I may skip some parts, but will probably read it.

3) A Legacy of Spies, by John le Carré
His often-used main character, George Smiley, appears in this novel, for the first time in 25 years. “Smiley works with the British Secret Service (or Circus, as some call it). Smiley calls a retired member of the Circus, Peter Guillam, when the specter of Guillam’s past involvement in the Cold War resurfaces” (quotes from Bookish.com’s review). Apparently, le Carré brings in many familiar characters from previous works, so it could be fun for long-time fans.
Available now (September, 2017)

YA/SCI-FI/FANTASY
https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-fall-books-young-adult-fantasy-science-fiction-2017/

4) The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, by Phillip Pullman
How fun! A prequel to His Dark Materials, set in the same world!
“Set ten years before The Golden Compass, this new trilogy will explore how Lyra Belacqua came to live at Jordan College. The tale begins with an 11-year-old boy named Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta. Malcolm is living with his parents near Oxford when he hears that the nuns in Godstow Priory are housing a baby, and he decides to take his boat, La Belle Sauvage, across the Thames to investigate” (from Bookish.com’s review).
Available October 19, 2017

YA CONTEMPORARY
https://www.bookish.com/articles/must-read-fall-books-young-adult-2017/

5) Moxie, by Jennifer Matthieu
This sounds fun. Love the title, too. This could have been my biography, if I had been born 50 years later than I was!
“Vivian Carter never thought she’d be the leader of a movement. She’s always preferred to sit back and go unnoticed, but one day something within her snaps and she decides to take action. Drawing from her mom’s Riot Grrrl zines of the 90s, Viv creates Moxie, an anonymous zine that she begins to distribute around her school, calling out her school’s sexist dress code and preferential treatment of football players. Soon Moxie becomes a movement and begins connecting girls from diverse cliques and backgrounds” (from Bookish.com’s review).
Available September 19, 2017


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Current Research in Speculative Fiction Liverpool, UK, (CRSF) Conference was June 27, 2016

Current Research in Speculative Fiction Liverpool, England, UK (CRSF) Conference was Monday, June 27, 2016, at the University of Liverpool!

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Here is their report:

CRSF 2016 Post-conference Report
Posted: 04 Jul 2016 05:26 AM PDT
The sixth annual Current Research in Speculative Fiction [CRSF] conference was held last week on Monday 27th June and was a great success.

As usual, the papers delivered were of a high quality and a diverse range of topics from D&D bestiaries to feminist utopia, ecological disaster to Harry Potter, medieval English horror to Japanese dystopian YA and far more besides. As usual huge thanks go to those who presented a paper: thank you for the enthusiasm with which you approached the task and for the hard work you did preparing for the conference, a conference – no matter how the organising goes – is nothing without its delegates.

CRSF 2016 represents a record year for number of delegates, with non-presenting delegates outnumbering presenters for the first time. This was in no small part thanks to the excellent Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) conference also held in Liverpool on the 28th-30th June, a number of whose delegates came along to see CRSF in action. There were, however, a number of non-presenting delegates, including former presenters from previous years, who made the trip to Liverpool especially to see CRSF, I cannot think of a better endorsement for the atmosphere and organisation of the conference than for those who have been before to want to come back, even if they’re no longer eligible to present.

In total we had fifty-six attendees and thirty papers presented, over three parallel streams, by delegates from institutions throughout the UK, as well as Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Spain, Russia, Israel, Canada, and the United States, among others.

Thank you to all who attended. Additional thanks to all those who engaged with the conference on social media. I’m a firm believer in the Twitter back channel for conferences, and CRSF performed ably in this regard too. If you’re not on Twitter and you want to (re)discover the tweet-by-tweet coverage of the conference it’s been conveniently archived on Storify here for you.

Thanks also to our wonderful keynote speakers: Dr. Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck University of London) and Dr. Pat Wheeler (University of Hertfordshire) who not only gave fascinating and insightful keynote lectures, but also attended numerous panels, asking insightful and constructive questions throughout, and offering many a kind and supportive word for delegates in the breaks and more informal moments of the conference. Caroline’s paper opened the conference and was entitled ‘”But there is still such beauty”: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Eco-Eschatological Time in the 21st-Century’, it took us through such post-apocalyptic novels as Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Maggie Gee’s The Flood, highlighting the pastoral beauty often found in these texts and the implications of that for our vision of the apocalypse and the future (if any) of humanity’s role on the Earth. Pat’s keynote was entitled ‘”She can’t love you, she’s just a machine’: Metal-fevered Boys and their Passion for New Eves’, which challenged how we should read gynoids in the twenty-first century: as either challenge or constriction to women’s agency.

Thanks as ever to the University of Liverpool staff who provided support both in the build up to, and during, the conference: the Rendall Building staff, and Filomena Saltao, the Administrator of the School of the Arts, and Siobhan Quinn. Thanks also to Andy Sawyer, academic librarian for the Science Fiction Foundation collection at the University of Liverpool’s Sydney Jones Library, for once again arranging for all delegates to receive free copies of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. Thanks also to the staff at Il Forno, our traditional restaurant of choice, who once again dealt with our large numbers with aplomb.

As always we welcome your feedback on CRSF 2016, all comments are useful and appreciated. Please leave a comment on our website’s post at http://currentresearchinspeculativefiction.blogspot.com, or e-mail them to us at crsf.team@gmail.com.

CRSF will return in 2017….

Glyn Morgan,
Molly Cobb,
Leimar Garcia-Siino,
Chris Pak

I wish I could have been there.

To refresh, if you missed my explanatory pre-conference post, read below:

CRSF is a postgraduate conference designed to promote the research of speculative fictions including, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Our aim is to showcase some of the latest developments in this dynamic and evolving field, by providing a platform for the presentation of current research by postgraduates. The conference will also encourage the discussion of this research and the construction of crucial networks with fellow researchers.

The planned schedule was as follows:

9:00-9:30: Registration and Refreshments

9:30-10:30: Keynote Lecture #1: Dr Caroline Edwards,

“But there is still such beauty”: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Eco-Eschatological Time in the 21st-Century

10:30 -12:00: First Round of Panels

1.1: Press START to Play
Andrew Ferguson – Clipping Out of Bounds: Reading House of Leaves Through Portal

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  • Britanny Kuhn – [Awaiting Title]
  • Ivaylo Shmilev – Oppression, Warfare and Transcultural Memory in the Complex Post- Apocalyptic Environments of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Game Series

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1.2: Horrific Narratives
Travis Gasque – The New Cosmic Horror: A Genre Molded by Tabletop Roleplaying Games and Postmodern Horror
Matthew McCall – “My manez mynde to maddyng malte”: Tracing Horror in the Middle English Pearl

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  • Selena Middleton – Climate Collapse and the Uncontained Body in James Tiptree Jr.’s A Momentary Taste of Being

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1.3: You’re Only Young Once
Lan Ma – Censorship and Resistance: Information Control in Japanese Dystopian Young Adult Fiction in the 21st Century
Alison Baker – Protocols for the education of young witches and wizards
Arunima Dey – The Grotesque in the Harry Potter Series

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12:00 -13:00: Second Round of Panels

2.1: Beasts and Bestiaries
Rob O’Connor – “The History of All Hitherto-Existing Societies is the History of Monsters”: The Bestiary and the Depiction of Monsters as Social Commentary
Sandra Mänty – Representation and function of animals in the world of Harry Potter

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2.2: The Greater Good
Maxine Gee – “If something stinks put a lid on it, don’t see it”: Self-censorship and the brave new world of Psycho Pass

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  • Jonathan Ferguson – Crimes Against The Greater Good are Victimless Crimes?

2.3: Character Studies
Beata Gubacsi – Monstrous Transformations: Becoming posthuman through art in Vandermeer’s Ambergris novels

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  • Matteo Barbagallo – Do we have a deal? Petyr Baelish, Varys, Rumpelstiltskin and their role as Doppelganger

13:00 -13:45: Lunch Break

13:45 -14:45: Keynote Lecture #2: Dr Patricia Wheeler

“She can’t love you, she’s just a machine”: Metal-fevered Boys and their Passion for New Eves

14:45 -16:15: Third Round of Panels

3.1: Revenge of the Film
Pablo Gómez Muñoz – Greening Apocalypse: Eco-Conscious Disaster in Twenty-First Century Science-Fiction Cinema
Josephine Swarbrick – Monstrous Men and Masculine Monsters: Gender and the Cyborg in Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop (1987) and José Padilha’s Robocop (2014)

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  • David Contreras – Gothic Surrealism in Mexican Cyberpunk Short Film: The Borderlands Strike Back

3.2: Theoretically Speaking
Jo Lindsay Walton – The Dystopian Glimpse
Artem Zubov – Science-fiction studies and genre theory
Pascal Lemaire – Fans of history first, fans of S-F more distantly ? Alternate History as a form of History’s fan fiction

3.3: Tell Me a Tale
Kanta Dihal – Science and Religion in Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

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  • Rina Jean Baroukh – “Your Light Has Come” : Fantasy and Reality in Shimon Adaf’s Sunburnt Faces

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  • Laura-Marie von Czarnowsky – Re-Defining the Bildungsroman: Traumatic Journeys as a Trend in Contemporary Fantasy Fiction

16:15 -16:30: Refreshment Break [YES: English Tea Time!]

16:30 -18:00: Fourth Round of Panels

4.1: Perceptions of the Female Self
Sonya Dyer – aPOCalypso: Janelle Monae and (Science) Fictional Black Feminisms
Sarah Lohmann – “Solar Loyalties”: The Utopian Ethics of Posthumanism in Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman

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  • Mylène Branco – The Construction of the Female Self in L.P. Hartley’s Facial Justice

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4.2: Alternate Beings
Tom Kewin – ‘A Society of Screens’: The State of Digital Surveillance and the Repercussions for the Humanist Subject
Mattia Petricola – From mesmeric trance to living avatars: Rethinking consciousness and death after Mr. Valdemar

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4.3: Dystopian Time, Resurgent Space
Gabrielle Bunn – Future Ruins: The intersection of nature and culture in the post-apocalyptic landscape of J. G. Ballard’s The Drowned World (1962)

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  • Hollie Johnson – Anarchy, Nostalgia, and Resistance: The Role of Nature in We, Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Thomas Connolly – “There was a thing called Heaven”: The end of time in Huxley’s Brave New World

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18.00 -19.00: Post-Conference Wine Reception and Official Conference Group Photo

Download a PDF of the entire schedule here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4DNnD_AmJQmeWdEREJfemd1YWs/view

Want to present or attend next year? The “Call for Papers” usually occurs in early December for the following June’s annual conference. Check out past conferences/calls and get more information here and visit their
website: http://currentresearchinspeculativefiction.blogspot.com/
or contact their team (the team members’ list has not been recently updated, yet: CRSF.team@gmail.com and follow their Tweets: ‎@CRSFteam

Their website is not very “interesting,” IMHO, but the topics ARE. Here is a sampling of Q & A from their FAQs…

FAQ

What is CRSF?
CRSF is short for Current Research in Speculative Fiction, an annual conference organised by postgraduate students for postgraduate students. The conference was first held in 2010 at the University of Liverpool and has been held annually since, attracting an international selection of speakers from as far afield as Turkey and the USA. The conference aims to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for researchers who are at the very beginnings of their fields to test ideas, network with others, and gain valuable conference experience.

What is Speculative Fiction?
Simply put, we consider speculative fiction to be the collective name for the non-mimetic genres of science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and their related sub-genres. Essentially, if it’s a bit weird, it’s probably eligible. If in doubt, feel free to run your idea by us. At this juncture, it’s probably also worth us pointing out that the conference doesn’t discriminate among media: papers on television, film, video games, music, fan culture, etc., are as welcome at CRSF as papers on literature.

I’m an undergraduate student/ university faculty member/ speculative fiction fan/ author, can I attend?
We welcome non-presenting delegates from all aspects of speculative fiction whether you be a non-academic fan or a professor at a university.

How much does CRSF cost to attend?
Since CRSF is funded entirely off the delegate fees we can never be 100% sure of our budget until we know how many papers we will be accepting for the conference. As such, confirmed fees are not available until after abstracts have been processed and invitations to present accepted. However, as a guide, past conferences have charged £30 (about $44 USA) for the day with an early bird discount available for those who register early. This fee includes lunch and refreshments.