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A Day in the Life at Akashic Books

Thanks to Bill Morris at The Millions, you can get an inside look at our day-to-day workings, and specifically into the mind of our editorial director, Ibrahim Ahmad. Check out: “A Day in the Life of an Indie Publisher: Akashic Books.”

Akashic’s Publisher JOHNNY TEMPLE in the NEW YORK TIMES

Did you catch our indefatigable publisher Johnny Temple in the May 11, 2018 issue of the New York Times? Author Andrew Cotto described a day in the life of Johnny Temple, which begins with reading and coffee, in the Sunday Routine section: “How Johnny Temple, Book Publisher and Rocker, Spends His Sundays.”  

Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides Honored for CHASING WATER

The International Swimming Hall of Fame presented their 2018 Specialty Awards this month: Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides received the Buck Dawson Author Award for their co-written memoir of Ervin’s Olympic career, Chasing Water: Elegy of An Olympian. Congratulations to both!

Akashic Authors Nominated for Lambda Literary Awards!

We are thrilled that two of our debut titles from 2017 are finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards! Patricia A. Smith’s The Year of Needy Girls on our Kaylie Jones Books imprint has been named a finalist in the category of Lesbian Fiction, and Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts is a finalist in LGBTQ SF/F/Horror. Congratulations […]


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