- This week Randa Jarrar, author of the forthcoming short story collection, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali (2016), was interviewed by Bitch Media's Stephanie Abraham. In the interview, Jarrar discusses the lack of positive representation for people of color in English literature. Says Jarrar, “[W]hen I found literature in English about people of color, I started to understand that I could write about Arabs and Arab-Americans." Pre-order your copy of Him, Me, Muhammad Ali here.
Randa Jarrar's Him, Me, Muhammad Ali has also recently been reviewed in Booklist. Of the collection of short stories they said,
“Jarrar’s sharp collection features characters struggling with varied predicaments and relationships alongside explorations of cultural, familial, and personal identity…. Jarrar is witty and knowing, unafraid to explore the tricky pulls of individual transience versus familial responsibility.”
- We are thrilled to announce that Sarabande's Director of Programing and Development, Kristen Miller is an honoree in this year's Publishers Weekly Star Watch program! The Star Watch program aims to celebrate "the best and brightest young talent in the publishing business" and we could not agree more with their choice. Congratulations, Kristen!
- This Sunday Sarabande participated in the Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City. We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to buy a book, browse our new collections or just say hello!
- David Tomas Martinez, author of Hustle (2014), has been featured on the Academy of American Poet's "Poem a Day" for his poem "The A Train". You can read more of Martinez's work here.