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Quite a Day

We’re having quite the day here at Lookout Books!

First, it’s the official release day for John Rybicki’s When All the World Is Old.

AND this morning, The Boston Globe featured Leah Hager Cohen’s smart and engaging profile of the beautiful and wise Edith Pearlman on the cover of today’s “G” section.

I knew I liked Tuesdays!

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern

Binocular Vision Press Kits

Last week we were busy bees here in the Pub Lab! Edith Pearlman is coming to North Carolina for her tour soon (mid-April! Who’s ready?), and so we were getting together her press kits. They are so very beautiful, filled with reading guides, stickers, posters, Binocular Vision, and much more! All right, all right, enough ogling, it’s back to work for us!

– Sally J. Johnson, Lookout Intern

What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading :: Pub Lab Assistant Edition

The Lookout staff and interns wouldn’t accomplish much without the genius and faithfulness of the Publishing Laboratory teaching assistants. These lovely people actually know how to operate the scary machinery that makes our quality products, they keep track of where all our books are going, and so much more. In their honor, here’s a “What We’re Reading” that’s all about them!

“I am reading Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman. It’s certainly not a fun read, but these days World War II history has a hold over me that I can’t shake. If the old adage ‘those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it’ is true, I think the public should never stop looking at the events of WWII. That being said, the style of this particular book so far is pretty interesting, since it interweaves perspectives but follows one particular American soldier. Ink drawings, actually produced by that soldier, intersperse the sections and add some visual character to the book.”

– Lee Cannon, Publishing Laboratory Teaching Assistant

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What We’re Reading

Today our Executive Director and some of our interns would like to share a few books and journals that inspire us here at Lookout.

Executive Director Emily Smith read A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (April, William Morrow) en route to AWP. “I was so engrossed that the friend I’d arranged to meet during the layover had to stand directly in front of me, wave, and say my name twice before I even looked up. A smart, riveting debut.”


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What’s Going On with Lookout Authors

Edith Pearlman

  • In case you haven’t heard, Edith’s Binocular Vision won the National Book Critics Circle Award last week.
  • She is also nominated for The Story Prize. The winners will be announced tomorrow, March 21!
  • Her next reading tour begins April 15 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, with stops in Charlotte, Durham, and other cities to be announced.

Steve Almond

  • This guy writes like it’s his job. Well…you know what we mean. The Newer York
  • Steve also continues his “The Week in Greed” articles in The Rumpus.
  • His collection of short stories, God Bless America, received an honorable mention from The Story Prize.
  • (www.theneweryork.com) just published a flash fiction piece by Steve, as well as a featured quote we’re particularly fond of: “Stay horny for art.”

John Rybicki

  • First, you need to know that John’s astounding poetry collection, When All the World Is Old, will be available April 10. Pre-orders get it early, so be sure to visit www.lookout.org.
  • He will join Edith at the April 15 reading to celebrate the first year of our little press doing big things.