Thursday, May 27, 2010

Short Takes

The New Republic reviews STREETS OF MEMORY, an in-depth study of a once culturally diverse neighborhood in Istanbul: "an impressively vivid and coherent picture of the past and present of Kuzguncuk."

Charles Horner (RISING CHINA AND ITS POSTMODERN FATE) appears on Fox Business News in conjunction with economic talks kicking off in Beijing. The book is also reviewed in the inaugural issue of National Security Policy Proceedings; the latest issue of Asia Policy includes a strong review by noted China expert Jonathan Fenby.

Fred Sauceman is interviewed about CORNBREAD NATION 5 for the radio show Inside Appalachia.

At BookExpo this week, ForeWord Reviews announced their Book of the Year Awards: GHOSTBREAD is the Bronze winner in the category of Autobiography/Memoir, and Sue Silverman's FEARLESS CONFESSIONS was given honorable mention in the category of books on writing.

THE MANSION OF HAPPINESS by Robin Ekiss was named a finalist for the Balcones Poetry Prize.