We are thrilled that Laurie Loewenstein’s Death of a Rainmaker has been recognized with wide-ranging praise and has been selected for multiple “best” lists of the year! Some highlights include: Library Journal Best Book of 2018: “Loewenstein’s terrific historical mystery wears its history lightly and its humanity beautifully. The first in a series, it’s a realistic, expertly drawn […]
Category: Akashic Insider
Rivers Solomon and An Unkindness of Ghosts featured in the NYT.
The author of South Haven discussed the importance of place on PBS!
Akashic Books and Johnny Temple featured in ELECTRIC LIT article about Brooklyn indies!
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.”
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.”
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!
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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