Late summer roundup: Reviews, media attention, and author events

Neema Avashia’s Another Appalachia is named a finalist for New England Book Award, given by the New England Independent Booksellers Association. Avashia is interviewed by CNN as part of its programming in support of W. Kamau Bell’s “Black in Appalachia” episode of United Shades of America. She appears on WCVB-TV in Boston, and is included in the “Queer Books Across America” feature from Autostraddle. NPR’s Here and Now highlights her book on its list of the best summer reads for 2022.

Science magazine has the first published review of Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy’s “compelling and critical” Inclusive Teaching. It says: “Given the urgent need to promote justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our communities, the book is a must-read for all who are in a position to better support inclusive teaching.”

In other higher education news:

Mark Powell’s Lioness is discussed on public radio station WOSU in Columbus, where it’s recommended as “mesmerizing.”

Two books from WVU Press—Appalachian Reckoning and The Harlan Renaissance—are on a list of recommended reads about Appalachia from WBUR public radio in Boston.

West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting talks with Laura Long and Doug Van Gundy, editors of Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods.

Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, is interviewed for the “How’s the Writing Going?” feature in Catapult.

And two WVU titles are reviewed in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society: Nicholas Stump’s “powerfulRemaking Appalachia, and Shaun Slifer’s “vividSo Much to Be Angry About.

Don’t miss upcoming author events on our calendar, and be sure to seek out the United Shades of America episode featuring WVU Press author William H. Turner!

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