On this day, two of our most exciting fall titles enter the world, Origins of the Universe and What it All Means, a debut memoir from Carole Firstman, and Clothed, Female Figure, the latest from 5 Under 35 author Kirstin Allio.Read More
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It’s been a decade since Steve Gillis and Dan Wickett founded Dzanc Books, and the press—heralded at the time by poet Raymond McDaniel as “the future of publishing”—is in the midst of transition. Dzanc, which was incorporated as a nonprofit in late 2006 in Michigan, has undergone many changes in recent years.Read More
For the month of July, spend $25 on Dzanc titles through the website and you'll automatically receive eBook editions of our Fall 2016 season as they publish.Read More
Jen Grow was one of the major winners of the 2016 Baker Artist Awards, as announced this past Thursday on Maryland Public Television. The $20,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize was awarded for her excellence in writing, as portrayed in her collection, "My Life as a Mermaid."Read More
The Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing. A $10,000 advance and publication in Fall 2017 by Dzanc Books will be awarded to the winner. Finalists will be compiled in-house and passed along for evaluation by this year’s judges: Carmiel Banasky (The Suicide of Claire Bishop), Kim Church (Byrd), and Andrew F. Sullivan (Waste).Read More
f you took Oshawa, distilled it, and ran it through a funhouse mirror, you’d have Larkhill, Ontario, the setting of Andrew F. Sullivan’s debut novel, Waste. This potent and disturbing book follows the diverging and converging stories of Jamie and Moses, two young men who work at a butcher shop in the city. On their drive home one winter night, they accidentally run over a lion. The lion’s owner, the biggest fish in the local criminal pond, sics his two ZZ-Top-esque enforcers on tracking down the killers of his favourite pet. The result is a step-by-step tour through the basements, bowling alleys, and hobby-shop-cum-drug-dens of the city.
Peter LaSalle’s essay collection The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading and Traveling takes readers on a literary world tour and allows them to live vicariously not only through LaSalle’s experiences, but through the writers whose lives he traces. The collection, published in December 2015, anthologizes work previously published in places such as The Nation, Tin House, and The Best American Travel Writing. Dzanc intern Sarah Corsa asked LaSalle about his travel history, style, and philosophy.Read More
The first American edition of Curt Leviant’s acclaimed novel, Kafka’s Son, is now available. Praise by the Jewish Book Council as “a novel of uncommon beauty, both sharp in its humor and thick with ethical conundrum,” Kafka’s Son follows a documentary filmmaker whose life has been defined by the men he refers to as the two Ks: Danny Kaye and Franz Kafka.Read More
John Holman’s short story collection Triangle Ray is now available.
Triangle Ray is a collection of short stories linked by the character of Ray Fielding, introduced first as a young black man coming of age in the 1980s and infatuated with his schoolmate, the brilliant, miraculous Marie.Read More
Peter LaSalle’s essay collection The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling, praised by the New York Times as the perfect read for literary history aficionados, is now available.
In The City at Three P.M.: Writing, Reading, and Traveling, award-winning fiction writer Peter LaSalle offers eleven startlingly original personal essays dealing with his longtime quest for world travel of the sort that might be called literary errands.Read More