Congratulations to Thomas Glave, whose Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh has been named a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction!
News & Features
Ziggy Marley, whose debut children’s book, I Love You Too, will be released by Akashic on April 15th, recently spoke to Megan Buerger at the Wall Street Journal‘s Speakeasy blog about the book, his new album, Fly Rasta, and more.
Read part six of DARK DAYS IN PORT-AU-PRINCE, our Haiti-set noir short story that was written by Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2: The Classics contributors in the style of an exquisite corpse, a collaborative writing process in which each author builds a story based upon what his or her predecessors have provided. Haiti Noir 2: The Classics contributor Roxane Gay returns to finish this haunting short story.
When Cold-bone described beating his girlfriend unconscious because she threw up on his shoes while giving him a blowjob, Burnadette decided that she wasn’t hungry after all . . .
To celebrate the release of The Jesus Lizard Book, Akashic will be featuring excerpts from Book on our website once a week throughout March. Today, we bring you Sasha Frere-Jones’s 2009 essay, “Jesus Returns,” originally published in the December 14, 2009 issue of the New Yorker.
Catch David Yow, David Wm. Sims, and Mac McNeilly as they tour with The Jesus Lizard Book!
We had switched from beer to a pair of hot rums dubbing around in a reporters’ bar across from the women’s prison downtown. Outside it was storming in late-October style, the first chilly rain that gnaws like winter, and from our polished stools we watched the people tilt their umbrellas at one another like blind knights as they passed . . .
Akashic mourns the loss of Tom Oaks, who passed away on February 25, 2014.
The train lurched forward like a giant hiccup. Holiday awoke from his hiatus, opening his eyes just enough to make out light and dark shapes. You coulda blindfolded him with dental floss . . .
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- Hard Art, DC 1979
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- The Jesus Lizard Book
- The Uncomfortable Dead (What’s Missing is Missing)
- I Love You Too
- Please Take Me Off the Guest List
- USA Noir
- Sale Drug Chronicles (Complete Set)
- A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola
- Demons in the Spring
- Infinity Blues