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Weekly Publicity Bulletin

11th June 2018

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Fantagraphics

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Featured books: My Favorite Thing is Monsters, £35.99 & Godhead, £21.99

A great success for the Fantagraphics family last week, as Emil Ferris' graphic novel My Favorite Thing is Monsters took home the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel at the awards' 30th anniversary ceremony.

Elsewhere, both My Favorite Thing is Monsters and Godhead by Ho Che Anderson were featured in the US edition of Esquire, as part of their spread on "cinematic comics that might be more satisfying than going to the movies".

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Dome

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Featured book: Juliet and Romeo, £16.99

Author David Hewson wrote an article for Metro this week, delving into the inspirations and settings behind his latest book Juliet and Romeo.

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Haymarket

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Featured books: The Battle for Paradise, £8.99; How We Get Free, £12.99; Things That Make White People Uncomfortable, £21.99 & On New Terrain, £15.99

Naomi Klein's The Battle for Paradise was described as a "revealing, on the ground report that ably shows that the real looters after disaster are not the poor" by Kirkus Reviews this week. Naomi was also interviewed on Slate's If Then podcast, discussing the attempts of corporations to cash in on rebuilding Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

In other Haymarket news, congratulations are in order for Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction with How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective.

Additionally, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett was reviewed in the New York Times, with Justin Tinsley calling it "the necessary prelude to the serious work of Bennett's life". The review is available here. Finally, On New Terrain author Kim Moody was interviewed by Red Pepper here.

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Feral House

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Featured book: The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles, £21.99

In a rare English interview, Francoise Hardy spoke to CBC Radio about her memoir The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles.

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Influx

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Featured book: How The Light Gets In, £9.99

One of Clare Fisher's short stories, The Important Places was published on For Books' Sake alongside a summary of How the Light Gets In.

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New Vessel

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Featured book: The Eye, £19.99

Philippe Costamagna's The Eye was given a rave review by Art History Today, with several chapters carefully dissected. The overall verdict is that the book is "lushly entertaining". See for yourself here.

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Avery Hill

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Featured book: The Great North Wood, £9.99

Your Chicken Enemy reviewed Tim Bird's The Great North Wood through the lens of psychogeography, noting the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic elements. The book was also included in Wordery's Top 20 Graphic Novels for June.

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No Exit Press

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Featured books: All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, £12.99; The Emperor of Shoes, £16.99; Gangster Nation, £8.99 & The Ways of Wolfe, £8.99

All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire was reviewed on the New York Times' website, as part of their Movies and TV books round-up. The book was also given an in-depth review in the Irish Times which is available online here.

Meanwhile, The Emperor of Shoes was called "a fascinating look at contemporary China" by Booklist, Gangster Nation author Tod Goldberg interviewed older brother and fellow crime writer Lee for the LA Review of Books, and The Ways of Wolfe was columnist Mike Ripley's 'Find of the Month' in Shots.

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deCoubertin

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Featured books: You'll Never Walk, £15.99; & World in Motion, £16.99

You'll Never Walk author Andy Grant was featured on BBC World Service's Sportshour this week, and appeared on Sofrep Radio to discuss the book. Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson also shared You'll Never Walk in a post on his Instagram account.

Simon Hart's World in Motion had a big week of press as well, with coverage on TalkSport, Dugout, Radio Merseyside, and RTE 2FM among others.

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ECW

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Featured books: A Feast of Science, £11.99; Resilience £19.99; A Brief History of Oversharing, £9.99 & Malagash, £9.99

Dr. Joe Schwarcz appeared on both CTV News Montreal and Breakfast Television Montreal last week to discuss his new book A Feast of Science. Footage of those interviews is available here and here.

Resilience author Lisa Lisson also had a busy week interview-wise, with appearances on Breakfast Television Montreal and Breakfast Television Vancouver, as well as an interview online at Canadian Living.

Finally, Shawn Hitchins' A Brief History of Oversharing was featured on IFOA blog, as part of their 'Top Ten Reads for Pride Month' and Malagash by Joey Comeau was included in Rain Taxi Review of Books.

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Melville House

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Featured books: It's Time to Fight Dirty, £22.00; Strange Stars, £20.00; Let Me Be Like Water, £14.99 & A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment, £8.99

In Melville House news, It's Time to Fight Dirty was reviewed in the Guardian, who called the book "a bracing polemic with brutally accurate judgements". The full article is available here. Jason Heller's Strange Stars was excerpted on Rolling Stone's website, and was also reviewed by SyFy.com.

Publishers Weekly called Let Me Be Like Water a "moving debut" in their review last week and concluded that "by the book’s satisfying conclusion, readers will feel they have grown alongside loving and resilient Holly." A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment author Barbara Radofsky was interviewed by New York Daily News.

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PM Press

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Featured books: Setting Sights, £21.99 ; The Young C.L.R James, £5.99; Breaking the Spell, £22.99 & (H)afrocentric, £17.99

The Philadelphia Partisan recently reviewed Setting Sights, in a considered and in-depth analysis of the book's key arguments.

Other coverage of PM Press titles came from Beyond Chron with a review of The Young C.L.R James, a Jump Cut review of Breaking the Spell, and Colorlines' profile of (H)afrocentric author Julianna 'Jewels' Smith.

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Bitter Lemon Press

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Featured book: Baby Blue, £8.99

Pol Koutsakis' Baby Blue defies the age-old second book problem in this review from Shots.

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World Editions

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Featured book: Always Another Country, £11.99

Always Another Country was described by The Bookseller as "a deeply reflective and beautifully written coming of age memoir".

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Reel Art Press

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Featured books: American Voyage, £29.95; My Ramones, £29.95; Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin, £29.95 & This Is No Dream, £39.95.

American Voyage was featured in Hunger Magazine, with praise for Mario Carnicelli's candid shots of everyday life. Meanwhile, Danny Fields was interviewed about his photography collection My Ramones by The Independent, and Johnny Cash at Folsom and San Quentin was reviewed in The RPS Journal.

This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby was included in the Telegraph's feature on 'the occult power of Rosemary's Baby'. For subscribers, the article is available here.

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Quartet

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Featured book: Mother Anguish, £20.00

Absolutely London made Basia Briggs' Mother Anguish a 'summer must-read' on their website.

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NBM

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Featured books: Hâsib and the Queen of Serpents, £21.99 & Niki de Saint Phalle: The Garden of Secrets, £25.99

Hâsib and the Queen of Serpents was reviewed by NJ.com, while Niki de Saint Phalle: The Garden of Secrets was called a "superb introduction to a truly unique example of humanity at its most fundamentally alive" by Now Read This.

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Tradewind

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Featured book: When Morning Comes, £6.50

The Children's Africana Committee named When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina a 2018 Best Book.

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How the Light Gets In Launch

with Influx Press

Clare Fisher will be launching her new book How the Light Gets In this Thursday 14th July at Burley Fisher Books. Full details here.

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Race and Nation in the Age of Trump and Brexit

With Haymarket Books

Gary Younge will be in conversation with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on 16th June, discussing the demands placed on anti-racism activists. Details here.

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Oldcastle Books at St. Albans Film Festival

Oldcastle Books authors Robin Mukherjee, Lucy Baxter, and Karol Griffiths are each running an hour-long workshop based around their respective books at St. Albans Film Festival. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book, and more details are available here.

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Jim Broadbent and Dix's Dull Margaret

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent and Guardian cartoonist Dix have two events lined up for the last week of June to promote their graphic novel Dull Margaret.

The first will take place at Gosh! Comics on the 26th of June, with details available here.

The second, 'An Evening with Jim Broadbent and Dix' is scheduled for the following day at Waterstones Piccadilly Circus. More details can be seen here.

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