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

Deesha Philyaw’s remarkable run continues, with further attention for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies in the New York Times and in a feature from author Celeste Ng in Elle magazine. Philyaw is a source for PEN America’s report on Race, Equity, and Publishing, where she talks about publishing with West Virginia University Press. Her work with Freedom Reads, a program for the incarcerated, is written up in Poets & Writers.

Curing Season has a celebratory rollout, including a major review in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where Kristine Langley Mahler’s book is praised as “an exquisite, aching memoir of adolescent girlhood.” The title and its author also receive attention in the Chicago Review of Books (“elegant”), Longleaf Review, Brevity (“distinctive”), Atticus Review, the Southern Review of Books, Diagram (“thoroughly inventive”), and Hippocampus. On November 16, Mahler will participate in a panel celebrating University Press Week at the Raven bookstore in Lawrence, KS.

Neema Avashia’s Another Appalachia is called “a love letter to Appalachia from a queer perspective” in Book Riot and praised as “stunning” in Pittsburgh Magazine. The author is interviewed at and in Appalachian Review.

Rachel King talks with both Portland television station KOIN and the “Reading With” feature at Shelf Awareness about her new book Bratwurst Haven. King’s tour comes to Morgantown, Baltimore, DC, and Raleigh the week of November 7.

The magazine Science reviews Picture a Professor, saying it “does a service to all who would prefer a different path, offering realistic strategies to engage students in undermining scholarly stereotypes.” Congratulations to Jessamyn Neuhaus and all of the volume’s essayists!

Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy’s Inclusive Teaching is featured in the UNC Daily Tar Heel and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

The new podcast Intentional Teaching talks with Susan Hrach, author of Minding Bodies.

Nicholas Stump’s “hopeful” Remaking Appalachia is reviewed in the Cleveland Review of Books.

Mark Powell, author of Lioness, appears on the Atticus after Dark podcast, where he praises fellow WVU Press authors Charles Dodd White and Neema Avashia.

A Halloween-themed episode of Page Break includes a discussion of Tom Bredehoft’s Foote.

And Almanac for the Anthropocene, edited by Phoebe Wagner and Brontë Christopher
Wieland, is featured in Solarpunk Magazine, which finds that the book “is sure to be a core piece of solarpunk’s standard reading curriculum.”

As our busy calendar of fall events winds down, catch up with livecast recordings of Rachel King at Annie Bloom’s in Portland and Tom Bredehoft at Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling. And don’t miss our higher education sale, with 30% off teaching and learning titles all month long using code POD22WVUP30 at checkout.

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