Ferocious Fearlessness: In Conversation with Catherine Lalonde and Oana Avasilichioaei, author and translator of The Faerie Devouring

The Faerie Devouring is a modern-day fable and feminist bildungsroman by Quebecois author Catherine Lalonde and reimagined by the award-winning poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei. The Faerie Devouring tells the story of the sprite, her absent mother (who dies in childbirth), and a brood of fatherless boys all raised by Gramma, a stalwart matriarch and wicked faerie godmother. From

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A Nomadic Consciousness: In Conversation with D. Nandi Odhiambo

Nandi Odhiambo’s new book, Smells Like Stars, draws attention to what is hidden in plain sight, what cruelties life presents, and what struggles we face in our search for meaning. Journalist Kerstin Ostheim and freelance photographer P.J. Banner have been together six months after meeting on a dating website. As their wedding fast approaches, they question their

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Feature Friday: The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, translated by Jessica Moore

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re especially thrilled to bring you an excerpt from the award-winning novel The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, translated by Wellcome Prize winner Jessica Moore. Originally published in France as Les Grands (Éditions Gallimard), and winner of both the 2015 Prix Littéraire de la Porte Dorée and the 2014

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Feature Friday: Readopolis by Bertrand Laverdure, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

For this edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from the novel Readopolis by award-winning author Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei. BookThug is pleased to be Bertrand’s English language publisher. Readopolis (Lectodôme in the original French) is his second novel in translation with BookThug, after 2014’s Universal Bureau of Copyrights,

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Feature Friday: Rag Cosmology by Erin Robinsong

Looking for some weekend reading? BookThug is excited to introduce Feature Friday—each Friday, we’ll feature one book from our current season and include a special excerpt for your reading pleasure. If you’re intrigued by what you read, you can order a copy here. We promise you won’t regret it! Meet Rag Cosmology, the debut poetry collection from poet and interdisciplinary

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