Shy and his cousin Adam stood thigh-deep in Jamaica Bay, grabbing horseshoe crabs by their long tails and throwing them into the boat. Shy tossed them gently; Adam swung them down hard. The moon was round and bright like a police searchlight, which scared Shy, but Adam had explained that horseshoe crabs came up on the shore to spawn during summer full moons, and this was the time to make their score . . .
July 2013 News & Features
Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic interns Melissa Bean and Gabriella Balza.
And in all the feeding of fine foods . . .
Our neighbors at Archipelago Books have launched a new design of their website!
Steven Savile is the coauthor—with Prodigy of Mobb Deep—of H.N.I.C., the debut title in the Infamous Books imprint. Johnny Temple asks Steven about his music tastes, his writing habits, and what three films are scarier than The Exorcist.
Following features in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and the Village Voice, Complex Magazine is offering a free audio excerpt of the first chapter or H.N.I.C.!
The new teacher, Mister Moran, was on an exchange program from New York. Our school was a nickname maelstrom—Ghoul, Moose, Bull, Scab, Pox-face, Arse-brain. He was Moron straight off. He got off easy. You should have seen him . . .
Every Friday, the Akashic team highlights industry news, reviews, and features from around the web. This week’s roundup comes to you from Akashic intern Melissa Bean!
Featured: Black Interest
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Nne)
- Loving Donovan
- The Sexy Part of the Bible
- The Accidental Hunter
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)
- Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be
- Nowhere Is a Place
- The White House
- Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don’t Have Bruises
- Confessions of a Ex-Doofus-ItchyFooted Mutha
- Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn
- Accra Noir (Ghana)