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Category: Akashic Insider

Zak Smith Profile

Last month Akashic Books released The Worst Breakfast coauthored by Zak Smith and China Miéville, with illustrations from Smith on our Black Sheep imprint for young readers. Learn more about Zak Smith’s singular vision here.

Editor Dave Zirin’s Foreword from Unsportsmanlike Conduct

To mark the release of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape — the latest from our Edge of Sports imprint — we’re featuring a statement from imprint curator and editor Dave Zirin on this important, timely book’s place in the sportswriting narrative.

Jessica Luther: On Writing Unsportsmanlike Conduct

To mark the release of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape — the latest from our Edge of Sports imprint — we’re featuring a statement from author Jessica Luther on the importance of her work in the arena of sexual assault and sports.

Tom Franklin’s Introduction to Mississippi Noir

To celebrate the release of Mississippi Noir, the latest from Akashic’s Noir Series, we’re pleased to share a glimpse at this state in conflict with itself with editor Tom Franklin’s introduction, “Welcome to the Bottom.”


Featured: Young Adult/Middle Grade