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The 2021 Small Press Wrap-up
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A round-up of titles published by independent presses in 2021.

The 2021 Small Press Wrap-up
A bright green text graphic that reads: "2021 WRAP-UP: Independent & Small Presses." Below the title text is a list of all of the participating publishers listed in the article.

A round-up of titles published by independent presses in 2021.

Elisa Shua Dusapin’s Winter in Sokcho by Cecilia Barron
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Elisa Shua Dusapin’s debut novel, Winter in Sokcho, transports us to the off-season in a resort town near the North Korean border.

Quntos KunQuest by Zachary Lazar
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Two decades into a life sentence, KunQuest remains determined to live his best life as a rapper, artist, relentless reader, and, now, a debut novelist with This Life.

The Great Mistake by Jonathan Lee
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The last attempt on the life of Andrew Haswell Green took place on Park Avenue in 1903. News of his murder filled the front page of the New York Times: “‘Father of Greater New York’ Shot in Front of His Home.”

The Intimate Suggests the Epic: A Year in Small Press and Indie Publications
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A round-up of titles published by independent presses in 2020.

Dreams Are Instruments of Liberation: José Eduardo Agualusa Interviewed by Bibi Deitz
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On interviewing revolutionaries, writing from photographs, and collaborating with translators.

Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

BOMB EOD
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Join BOMB and our literary contributors every Friday at 5PM ET on Instagram Live.

Announcing BOMB’s Managing Editor: Benjamin Samuel
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Abbigail N. Rosewood’s If I Had Two Lives by Yasmin Roshanian
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In New York, everything sounds back to Vietnam…

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
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A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hilton Als​
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The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.

Furniture, Table, Chair, Shelves by Amina Cain

There is a tone I want, but I don’t know how to get it. 

from As Flies to Whatless Boys by Robert Antoni
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As Kings Wharf remained congested with packets off-loading the first class—and the morning slipping away fast—Papee made arrangements with a fisherman, hailed over to the side of the Rosalind, to row us ashore in his small pirogue.

Gonçalo M. Tavares by Pedro Sena Nunes
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“We face the book when reading. We do not read out of the corner of our eyes; to read is to turn the body toward the letter.”

Shellhouse by Shane Jones
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Men in pig masks snort moon off a marble table then strap on metallic suits with honeycomb wire wings, oxygen canisters tight on their backs, and fly upward and pull the screen-for-sky across the sky. 

Three Stories by James Yeh
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Tour

I’m giving my parents the tour. 

Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

He had lain down beside the trench and had a dream so lifelike he could not believe it was his alone.

The Chosen One by Luis Negrón
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Ever since I was little I’ve heard my mother tell the story, more than once, that when they presented me at church, barely forty days old, the preacher predicted that I would not be like other boys, that every step I took would be a step toward Jehovah.

So I Went Away by Scott McClanahan
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I went away from this place and I lived somewhere else. 

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