Akashic Books
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we publish an award-winning location-based noir series; lots of great literary fiction; political & music nonfiction; pop culture (now with cats!), and much more. you probably know us because of go the fuck to sleep.

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ericboydblog:

Polaroids from last night’s “Prison Noir" reading with Mitchell S. Jackson and Joyce Carol Oates.

mitchellsjackson:

Three the Hard Way for @akashicbooks Prison Noir Anthology series. #joycecaroloates #ericboyd (birthday boy) (at Le pouisson rouge/ The Village Gate)

Thanks to everyone who came to lprnyc last night to celebrate Prison Noir with penamerican, Joyce Carol Oates, ericboydblog, and mitchellsjackson!
(this is also the best selfie ever, hands-down. done. over.)

mitchellsjackson:

Three the Hard Way for @akashicbooks Prison Noir Anthology series. #joycecaroloates #ericboyd (birthday boy) (at Le pouisson rouge/ The Village Gate)

Thanks to everyone who came to lprnyc last night to celebrate Prison Noir with penamerican, Joyce Carol Oates, ericboydblog, and mitchellsjackson!

(this is also the best selfie ever, hands-down. done. over.)

Tonight! Join us at the Gallery at lprnyc (158 Bleecker Street) for the Prison Noir launch event presented by Akashic Books and PEN American Center, featuring Prison Noir editor Joyce Carol Oates, contributor ericboydblog, Mitchell S. Jackon (author of The Residue Years), and more!
Doors at 5:30pm, event begins promptly at 6:30pm. Free! Join us!

Tonight! Join us at the Gallery at lprnyc (158 Bleecker Street) for the Prison Noir launch event presented by Akashic Books and PEN American Center, featuring Prison Noir editor Joyce Carol Oates, contributor ericboydblog, Mitchell S. Jackon (author of The Residue Years), and more!

Doors at 5:30pm, event begins promptly at 6:30pm. Free! Join us!

Despair is a much more dangerous feeling than fear, because fear is an intense feeling and, even if it can be momentarily paralyzing, in the end it calls for action, and, surprisingly, it can also create solutions. But despair is a feeling that calls for passivity and acceptance of reality even if it is unbearable, and it sees every spark of hope, every desire for change as a cunning enemy.

Etgar Keret, in an exchange with Sayed Kashua on Israel’s condition. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

Congrats to all!

nprbooks:

You guys!  We are so VERY excited to be the ones to announce this year’s National Book Award finalists! Check out the full list here.

Congrats to all!

rachelfershleiser:

A Chinese banquet! A spelling bee! Cocktails! Great people! A chance to celebrate Katie Freeman and support CLMP.
AND GET THIS! The link below is a ***special*** Tumblr-only ssssecret link for half-price tickets! It is only for you! You can reblog it, but you can’t put it on F******k or T*****r! These deals can’t last! Act now! < /informercial > (via Fall Gala 2014)

rachelfershleiser:

A Chinese banquet! A spelling bee! Cocktails! Great people! A chance to celebrate Katie Freeman and support CLMP.

AND GET THIS! The link below is a ***special*** Tumblr-only ssssecret link for half-price tickets! It is only for you! You can reblog it, but you can’t put it on F******k or T*****r! These deals can’t last! Act now! < /informercial >

(via Fall Gala 2014)

You Have to F***ing Eat

therelevantdad:

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The long-awaited follow up to the immortal Go the F**k to Sleep book has finally arrived. Shipping just in time for the holidays, the book will make a great gift for your spouse since nothing at this stage in your life hits closer than home than the daily attempts to get your kid to eat something that generally resembles a meal. While it won’t help you solve any problems with your child’s stellar eating habits, at least you can share a laugh knowing that you’re not the only one doing daily battle at the dinner table.

Get your copy of You Have to Fucking Eat now!

tubooks:

ethiopienne:

We Read Too is a book resource app created by Kaya Thomas (@kthomas901) that includes over 300 Children’s and YA books written by authors of color featuring characters of color. You can browse, search, view the details of every book as well as suggest any books that should be added in the app. This resource is for all people of color who have felt misrepresented or forgotten when finding books to read.

Help the app grow by downloading it for free here (http://bit.ly/1mUfe2F), rating and reviewing the app, and suggesting new books & genres that should be included! Follow @WeReadTooApp on twitter and like Facebook page at facebook.com/WeReadTooApp for updates. 

To help them expand their list, they might take a look at Elizabeth Bluemle’s list of more than 900 books featuring characters of color in which race is not the main conflict.

They can also take a look at our entire catalog and our book lists (the latter of which includes books from publishers other than us) for more suggestions. All of leeandlow's books (of which we're an imprint) star people of color or other kinds of diversity.

This is so great and so, so important!

newindesmoines:

semiscaryspice:

A real comment I received on an essay shout out to my professor for proving academics, too, can be fuckboys

Indeed.

omg

newindesmoines:

semiscaryspice:

A real comment I received on an essay shout out to my professor for proving academics, too, can be fuckboys

Indeed.

omg

npr:

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was attacked by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against exploitation of children.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee says on Nobelprize.org:

"Showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi’s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain. He has also contributed to the development of important international conventions on children’s rights.
"Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education."

Pakistani Teen Malala Yousafzai Shares Nobel Peace Prize
Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

npr:

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was attacked by Taliban militants for promoting education for girls, will share the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian campaigner against exploitation of children.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says on Nobelprize.org:

"Showing great personal courage, Kailash Satyarthi, maintaining Gandhi’s tradition, has headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain. He has also contributed to the development of important international conventions on children’s rights.

"Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations. This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances. Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education."

Pakistani Teen Malala Yousafzai Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

(via bookoisseur)

REBLOG IF YOU’RE A BOOKBLOG

randomhouse:

lifenebooks:

booksarebooks:

booksnotlovers:

It’s that time of the year again, in which I’m looking for new people to follow! Reblog and I might just stalk your lifeblog

I fully intend on using the faves and reblogs from this post to expand my own personal stalker reading list.

Mmmmmm let the world of Publrs expand.

*whispers* Hiiiiiii.

Do we count? We totally count. hello!


"One of the most striking features of The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. is Nahai’s presentation of women—they not only tend to overshadow their male counterparts, but are also in ruthless competition with one another, their threats against each other as emotionally malicious as they are violent. They are, in other words, human. Nahai grew up surrounded by disempowered women, whose stories often seemed like their only weapons, and her writing of strong female characters is a way to honor this, to not allow these voices to fall into the shadows of obscurity.&#8221; (via Gina B. Nahai | Kirkus)

Great feature on Gina B. Nahai at Kirkus! Grab your copy of The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. now.

"One of the most striking features of The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. is Nahai’s presentation of women—they not only tend to overshadow their male counterparts, but are also in ruthless competition with one another, their threats against each other as emotionally malicious as they are violent. They are, in other words, human. Nahai grew up surrounded by disempowered women, whose stories often seemed like their only weapons, and her writing of strong female characters is a way to honor this, to not allow these voices to fall into the shadows of obscurity.” (via Gina B. Nahai | Kirkus)

Great feature on Gina B. Nahai at Kirkus! Grab your copy of The Luminous Heart of Jonah S. now.