Perfect Days

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Raphael Montes is featured in this book trailer for his English-language debut, Perfect Days (Penguin Press, 2016),​ a crime novel​ translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin​. ​Montes was a finalist for both the Benvirá Literature Prize and the Machado de Assis Prize from the Brazilian Academy of Letters for his first novel, Suicidas (Saraiva/Benvirá, 2012).

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So Sad Today

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The book trailer for Melissa Broder's debut essay collection, So Sad Today (Grand Central Publishing, 2016), which is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, follows the author as she shops for a coffin. For more from Broder, listen to the latest episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.

Terese Svoboda

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Watch the book trailer for Terese Svoboda​'s new biography of poet Lola Ridge, Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, which will be released by Schaffner Press in February 2016. "The Art of Biography: Falling In and Out of Love" by Svoboda is in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Beatlebone

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"John is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip." In Beatlebone (Doubleday, 2015), Kevin Barry's second novel, John Lennon hopes to escape stardom by fleeing to a remote island off the west coast of Ireland with his shape-shifting driver Cornelius O'Grady leading them through a surreal, magical odyssey. The novel is shortlisted for the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize.

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Challenger Deep

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"The Mariana Trench is 6.8 miles deep. Falling into that abyss is like falling from space." Inspired by his son's experiences with schizophrenia and depression as a teenager, Neil Schusterman's novel Challenger Deep (HarperTeen, 2015) explores the complex world of mental illness. The novel was awarded the 2015 National Book Award in Young People's Literature.

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