Author Ariana Reines
Tonight, the National Book Critics Circle awards will be announced. Catch up on all the nominees with thirty books in thirty days.
HarperCollins has nabbed Senator Scott Brown's memoir, set for publication in early 2011.
The winners of the 2010 Best Translated Book Award were just announced. Gail Hareven’s The Confessions of Noa Weber, translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu and published by Melville House Press, captured the award for fiction (beating out Robert Walser's The Tanners [!]), while Elena Fanailova’s The Russian Version, translated from the Russian by Genya Turovskaya and Stephanie Sandler and published by Ugly Duckling Presse, took the honor for poetry.
Ariana Reines, author of The Cow and a Baudelaire translator, has a new project: working with trauma victims in Haiti. All she needs is a little help paying for "malaria medication, mosquito netting, art supplies (for the children we will work with), and feminine hygiene + contraceptive items (for the grown people).” Not even Jezebel can laugh at that.
There are more books than games in the iPhone app store.
PowerHouse Books—the Brooklyn-based photo-book publisher, store, gallery, and events space—is joining Random House. Does this mean the independent arts press will become corporate? Not according to PowerHouse CEO Daniel Power: "We might be doing more trade-like items—might—but more likely, we will be teaching our corporate compatriots how to hand-sell and hand-promote compelling visual books like ours, and in turn learn from them how to best position and leverage these beautiful books’ publication for the widest possible exposure to trade, academic, non-trade, and niche markets in ways we may never have known possible." "Position and leverage"? Let the corporate-speak begin!