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Toni Morrison wins the $25,000 Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction

We at SPD were proud to hear that Toni Morrison received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, which goes to a living American author whose scale of achievement in fiction, over a sustained career, places him or her in the highest rank of American literature. 


From the Judges' comments: "Toni Morrison not only opened doors to others when she began to publish, she has also stayed grounded in the issues of her time. At every turn, she has commented upon and enlarged the conversation about what it is to be black, female, human, universal. Her brilliant and bracing fiction continues to address what is crucial, timely and timeless."



High Praise from PW!

A number of recent SPD books have gotten some glowing reviews in PW.  Take a look and happy reading...


The Voyager Record


The Voyager Record:
A Transmission

(Anthony Michael

PW Review!


Come In Alone


Come In Alone

(Anselm Berrigan)

PW Review!


Flammable Matter


Flammable Matter

(Jacob Victorine)

PW Review!


Phantom Pains of Madness


Phantom Pains
of Madness

(Noelle Kocot) 

PW Review!



PEN America

Congrats to all 28th Annual Lamba Literary Award Finalists

We're very happy to see so many SPD beauties on the 28th Lambda Literary Awards Finalist list! Small press publishing means diverse, independent, exciting literature. Congrats to you all. 


Experience in the Medium of Destruction


Experience in the Medium of Destruction

(Sara Jane Stoner)


The Devastation



 (Melissa Buzzeo)

Dawn Lundy Martin


Life in a Box is
a Pretty Life

(Dawn Lundy




(Nicholas Wong)





(JP Howard)


New Reviews

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The Art of Collaboration


The Art of Collaboration

(Cristofovici &
Montefalcone, Eds)



Hardly War


Hardly War

(Don Mee Choi)

The New York Times


Some Worlds For Dr. Vogt


Some Worlds
For Dr. Vogt

(Matvei Yankelevich)

The "Constant Critic"


We Who Saw Everything


We Who Saw 

(Whit Griffin)

The Rumpus



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