Marlon James and Victor LaValle in conversational interview

The two authors discuss topics relevant to their writing in a candid and insightful conversation. Marlon James received the American Book Award in 2015 for his novel A Brief History Of Seven Killings, and subsequently joined Before Columbus Foundation’s board of directors. Victor LaValle’s The Changeling received the American Book Award in 2018.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/02/marlon-james-and-victor-lavalle-have-a-conversation.html

Designer Grace Wales Bonner discusses fashion with Ishmael Reed

The London-based artist holds a conversational interview with Ishmael Reed discussing influences, interpretation, and interrelation between art forms. From Interview Magazine. https://www.interviewmagazine.com/fashion/grace-wales-bonner-ishmael-reed-conversation?fbclid=IwAR3iTcT3h5DIhIU4nQAb76Ib5Vm3qnd2ZXhfMBuiveFxxzv9VHFUOjtuGYk

New York Times covers Ishmael Reed’s play “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda”

Ishmael Reed’s play aims to counter misinformation spread by popular Broadway play Hamilton. It is showing at the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe in Manhattan. From NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/nyregion/hamilton-lin-manuel-miranda-the-haunting.html?ref=oembed

Ishmael Reed authors play challenging “Hamilton”

The New York Times has covered Ishmael Reed’s play “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda.” The play, directed by Rome Neal, will take aim at what Mr. Reed believes are inaccuracies with “Hamilton.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/theater/the-haunting-of-lin-manuel-miranda-ishmael-reed.html?fbclid=IwAR0p2471csTzDvgyXDWgRNXu8WkT6jNiLkQFPTrd3aRulZ2dBLKImGuwYQs

Wajahat Ali Joins Interfaith Authors To Respond to US-Mexico Border Crisis

Wajahat Ali is an author, television producer, and sits on the board of directors for the Before Columbus Foundation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2018/11/30/faithful-response-trumps-border-crisis-catholic-protestant-muslim-jew/?fbclid=IwAR3INSCi4wqJ1fudQzdeQ9jaJ-nZrvnhZcEU9WVnEydNHhATfaqboIyvsHo&utm_term=.4a391bfd5307

Co-written with William J. Barber, II, Stosh Cotler Sister Simone Campbell.


Anne Waldman’s “Trickster Feminism” Reviewed by New York Times

“A poet takes aim that the literary and political patriarchy”. Anne Waldman was honored for Lifetime Achievement in 2015 by the American Book Awards.

Laila Lalami Announces Upcoming Book Release Tour for “The Other Americans”

“Hi, everybody! My new novel, The Other Americans, comes out on March 26, 2019. It’s a story about home, what makes us leave or draws us back, and I can’t wait to talk to you about it. Come say hi at one of my readings!” – Laila Lalami. Lalami’s The Moor’s Account received the American Book Award in 2016.

Joseph Rios Discusses debut “Shadowboxing: poems and impersonations”

Joseph Rios’ debut collection of writing, Shadowboxing: poems and impersonations received the American Book Award in 2018.

LA Review of Books interviews Victor LaValle

LaValle received the American Book Award in 2010 for Big Machine and again in 2018 for Changeling, which is being developed into a small-screen series. “His books tackle mental illness, poverty, and parenthood in a variety of genres. LaValle’s most recent publications, the H. P. Lovecraft–inspired novella The Ballad of Black Tom and the American Book Award–winning novel The Changeling, are being developed for the small screen by AMC and FX respectively.” https://www.lareviewofbooks.org/…/the-craft-is-all-the-same…#!

Rachelle Cruz’s American Book Award Brings Attention to Region’s authors

Rachelle Cruz is a lecturer at University of California Riverside. Her collection of poetry, God’s Will For Monsters, received the American Book Award in 2018.