What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?
Featured: Black Interest
Akashic launches an African American–focused reprint series with this classic story collection.
In celebration of the release of Black History Month, our Black History Digit includes excerpts from our two February Releases—Nowhere Is a Place by Bernice L. McFadden and The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland—along with Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail and Kola Boof’s The Sexy Part of the Bible.
Hirsh Sawhney will present South Haven & Delhi Noir at Fairfield University. Hosted by the Asian Studies Program.
Local author Nina Revoyr’s hometown launch event for A Student of History and her reissue of The Necessary Hunger at Skylight Books.
News & Features
Congratulations to Michael Zadoorian, whose novel Beautiful Music has been named one of 20 Michigan Notable Books for 2019!
- “Southside Valentine” by Richie Narvaez
- “The Day of Gay Parade” by James Brydon
- “The Hula Girl” by Nathan Ward
- “The Last Caucasian” by Yvette R. Murray
Congratulations to Akashic author Bernice L. McFadden, who has been named the Go On Girl! Book Club’s 2018 Author of the Year in honor of her novel The Book of Harlan!
- Bobby Sullivan’s Introduction to Revolutionary Threads
- DEATH OF A RAINMAKER is a Best Book of 2018!
- RIVERS SOLOMON in the New York Times!
- HIRSH SAWHNEY on PBS’s Great American Read!