It was with great sadness that we learned of the death this past weekend of James Thompson, editor of our forthcoming anthology Helsinki Noir.
Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night—the latest release in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint, and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Best Summer Books of 2014—has sold one thousand e-books in just one week. We’re thrilled for debut novelist Barbara J. Taylor’s success!
Now Available: The Caribbean Debuts Digit and The Kaylie Jones Books Digit, two free e-books comprising excerpts from great titles.
Click to listen to an excerpt of the new audiobook edition Go de Rass to Sleep, as read by worldwide reggae superstar Shaggy!
In conjunction with the publication of Pills and Starships by Lydia Millet—the latest release from our Black Sheep imprint for Young Adults and Young Readers—we’ve created the Black Sheep Digit, comprising excerpts from Pills and Starships and our first two Black Sheep releases, Changers Book One: Drew by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper and Game World by C. J. Farley.
Stop by the Standard Hotel on Thursday, June 5th to help us celebrate the release of our new book Go de Rass to Sleep!
Join us at BEA 2014 this week! Akashic will be in Booth #1105 and will be hosting various giveaways and events (details inside).
Join us in our celebration of International Crime Month (June) for these upcoming events featuring Singapore Noir editor Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, all of which are free and open to the public!
Featured: Black Interest
- What Is Hip-Hop?
- A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
- The Freedom Artist
- May Digit
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tano)
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)
- Addis Ababa Noir (Ethiopia)
- A Million Aunties
- The Lunatic
- Home: Social Essays
- Accra Noir (Ghana)