- Kiki Petrosino, author of Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013) and forthcoming Witch Wife (2017), discussed how she has been approaching current events related to race in the United States alongside author Kim Brooks on WNYC. Both authors presented work they had written specifically for the program; Petrosino read her new poem "Letter Beginning, 'If My Body is a Text'". We highly encourage you listen to this insightful program here and purchase Petrosino's work here.
- Sarabande's managing editor, Kristen Radtke, and author of forthcoming Catapult (2017), Emily Fridlund, have been listed as Spring 2017 B&N Discover Great New Writers Selections. Radtke's graphic novel, Imagine Wanting Only This, will be released on April 18th, 2017 and is available for pre-order here. Fridlund's collection of short stories, Catapult, will be released in October 2017. Congratulations Kristen and Emily!
- Randa Jarrar's collection of short stories, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali (2016) was given another glowing review this week from the Washington Independent Review of Books. Of the collection they said,
"Whether Jarrar’s character is a woman suffering under the small patriarchal tyrannies of family or a half-human, half-ibex creature (also suffering under the small patriarchal tyrannies of family), they always feel fully human and real, pained and searching. . . . An exciting collection.”
You can buy your copy of Him, Me, Muhammad Ali here.