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AWP Chicago Recap

Lookout Books was in Chicago for AWP last week! We were so excited to be part of such a great experience.

First, we flew in and were welcomed to cold, cold Chicago. Turns out the Windy City is aptly named. But no fear, we were cozy in the book fair at tables N5/N6 with UNCW’s MFA program, Ecotone and Chautauqua! So many great people came by to see us and buy books, and Edith Pearlman was there signing copies of Binocular Vision!

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What We Found at AWP

Every Wednesday we post about what we’re reading at the Lookout offices. The books and journals you find here are what inspire us. This week we’d like to highlight some of the publishers that caught our eye at AWP. Enjoy!

“I picked up A Boy from Ireland at the Persea Books table. It’s by Marie Raphael. I was first drawn to it because the cover was striking. Then I noticed the title, and I’ve always been drawn to Ireland. I’m almost done so I can say with confidence that it is really good.”

– Livingston Sheats, Pub Lab assistant director

 

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AWP Schwag

We just finished hand-making these wonderful little journals for AWP.

Get them at tables N5/N6 when you buy a Lookout book — Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman, God Bless America by Steve Almond, or the not-yet-released poetry collection When All the World is Old by John Rybicki (April 10).

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern

The Lookout Team Goes to the National Book Awards

While the Lookout Team was in New York, nervously pushing broccolini around our plates and awaiting the fiction announcement, an enormous (and enthusiastic) group of UNCW students, colleagues, and supporters squeezed into Costello’s Piano Bar in downtown Wilmington, NC to watch the ceremony stream live on the big screen and cheer on Lookout Books’ starlet Edith Pearlman.

Be still our hearts.

The very next night, you came out again. Two hundred people showed up to hear Steve Almond read at Lumina Theatre in Wilmington and to help celebrate the publication of Lookout’s second title, God Bless America.

Whether in the piano bar, the theatre, or curled up with your laptop in bed, you have supported us and literature in ways large and small—not only this week, but for the past year, as we’ve launched an imprint in an inhospitable publishing climate, as we’ve stumbled and succeeded and celebrated. We want to say thank you. Thank you for buying and reading our books, for sharing them, for believing in books as objects of art, as machines capable of rescue. For believing that literature matters.

We’re just getting started!

Love, your Lookout Team

See more photos from the National Book Awards taken by the Lookout staff.

The Luckiest Interns

One of the three interns invited to share in Edith Pearlman’s success at the National Book Awards this year, Arianne Beros wrote a featured article for Wilmington’s Star News.

Once we were settled in her office, Emily took a deep breath, pressed her hands together, and said, “We’re taking you with us to the National Book Awards ceremony.”

We were so stunned that no one spoke for a few seconds. What an incredible, unexpected opportunity.

Read the entire article here!