Thursday, October 04, 2012

Short Takes

Congratulations to THE INVISIBLES author Hugh Sheehy for having his book named as one of the exciting new books listed in Publishers Weekly's "Best Book Day for 2012" round-up.

"Sheehy's stories seem to glow in the dark, and reading them feels a little like watching fireflies light up at night. . . . Sheehy's characters call out to be seen, and in those moments, they appear, as if out of the darkness, on dazzling display."—The Rumpus

The Winston-Salem Journal shares why Michele Gillespie chose to write a book on Katharine and R. J. Reynolds. Gillespie said, "I thought to myself, ‘these two really were partners in ways that we don’t typically look at marriage, even among elites in the early 20th-century South.’ I had a bigger story here than just telling the life’s story of one of them without the other.”

"Robin Hemley has written an excellent book on immersion writing. . . . He writes with humour and passion and injects himself into the prose, thus making for a great example of what he is describing."—M/C Reviews

Congratulations to Dave Lucas! His book, WEATHER, is the winner of the 2012 Ohioana Award for Poetry. The award is "given annually to recognize and honor outstanding books published the previous year by authors who were born in Ohio or who have lived in Ohio for at least five years, the exception being a book about Ohio or an Ohioan."

Congratulations to Melinda Moustakis! Her book, BEAR DOWN, BEAR NORTH, has been named a finalist for the Fiction Award from the Washington State Book Awards.

If you are a fan of Robert Hass and his new book, WHAT LIGHT CAN DO, be sure to pick up a copy of Camille T. Dungy's BLACK NATURE. Hass dedicates an entire chapter in his new collection to BLACK NATURE.

The Press is grieved to hear of the passing of two Press authors: Eugene Genovese, author of A CONSUMING FIRE, and Neil Smith, author of UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT, and series advisory board member for the Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series. The funeral mass for Genovese was in Atlanta on October 2, with a private burial to follow in New York.