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Iman Humaydan’s Introduction to Beirut Noir

To celebrate the release of Beirut Noir, the latest in Akashic’s Noir Series, we’re pleased to give you a look at editor Iman Humaydan’s introduction, “Violence of Loneliness, Violence of Mayhem.”

Carlos Pintado: On Writing Nine Coins/Nueve monedas

To celebrate the release of Nine Coins/Nueve monedas —winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series; published in both English and Spanish — we’re pleased to feature a statement from author Carlos Pintado in both English and Spanish.

Ed Park’s Introduction to Buffalo Noir

To celebrate the release of Buffalo Noir, the latest in Akashic’s Noir Series, we’re pleased to give you a look at coeditor Ed Park’s own personal Buffalo noir with his introduction, “Ice-Cold Stories.”

Ivan Sršen’s Introduction to Zagreb Noir

To celebrate the release of Zagreb Noir, the latest in Akashic’s Noir Series, we’re pleased to give you a look at Zagreb’s dark history with editor Ivan Sršen’s introduction, “Surviving to Tell the Story.”

Why Grief Counseling? by Lucinda Weatherby

In Lucinda Weatherby’s powerful memoir, Five Hours: How My Son’s Brief Life Changed Everything, the tragic loss of her son inspired Weatherby to build upon her experience and become a grief counselor. We asked her to tell us a little more about how she came to make this courageous decision.