In April, Donnaldson Brown’s first novel, Because I Loved You, will be released by She Writes Press. This beautiful debut takes readers from East Texas in the Vietnam era to New York City’s vibrant art scene in the 1980’s, and up to today. S. Kirk Walsh, author of The Elephant of Belfast, said of the novel, “Equal parts Kent Haruf and Elizabeth Wetmore, Because I Loved You embodies all of the expansiveness and intimacy of a contemporary Western page-turner, and more…”
In September, Black Lawrence Press will release Jill Stukenberg’s powerful, timely, and haunting debut novel, News of the Air, which won the 2021 Big Moose Prize.
In August, She Writes Press will release Adele Holmes’s debut novel, Winter’s Reckoning, which won an Honorable Mention in the 2021 William Faulkner Literary Competition.
“DuRant’s poems skirmish at the fraught edges of language, winning ground page by page “in a battle to claim turf where tongues can hold their own.” ”
“He’d been lucky. Lucky to escape.”
I read one of your poems a few days ago and thought I would write you a letter…”
“By now Nermina understands the presence of the white UN vehicles throughout Sarajevo will do little to stave off the siege; only these men who drive the trucks—Bosnian Muslims and Croats—have a chance of delivering Nermina and the others to the relative safety of the airport tunnel.”