Exploring the art of prose



“Keeping to Eat”: Nourishment for the Literary Mind, Summer 2021

July 20, 2021

  In Montréal, the newlyweds delay the satisfaction of my hunger. The duo drifts forward down Rue Saint-Sulpice, not more than one hundred steps outside the Notre-Dame Basilica with its archways and neon blues and vaulted ceilings tumbling with 24-karat…

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2020 Books by CRAFT Contributors

December 29, 2020

Madeline Anthes, Now We Haunt This Home Together “Missing girls. Bad men. Houses haunted by memories and loss and sometimes actual ghosts. In Now We Haunt This Home Together, Madeline Anthes writes what it is to be a woman in…

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New Books: July 2020

July 7, 2020

  Welcome to the July 2020 edition of new fiction we can’t wait to read!   Aimee Bender, The Butterfly Lampshade “By the end, the book reveals itself as a meditation on memory, identity, and the sometimes-uncanny relationship between living beings…

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New Books: June 2020

June 2, 2020

  The June 2020 edition of new fiction we can’t wait to read!   Carlos Manuel Álvarez, The Fallen (translated by Frank Wynne) “A dreamlike yet insightful novel of a family and a country decaying from the inside….The reader is pulled…

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New Books: May 2020

May 5, 2020

  Topping our TBRs—new fiction for May, 2020!   Dima Alzayat, Alligator & Other Stories “Alzayat’s slim, powerful debut collection showcases the author’s deep empathy and imagination in stories about grief, assimilation, and trauma… This intelligent collection is a force to…

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New Books: April 2020

April 7, 2020

  Here are the books we are most looking forward to reading this month!   Julia Alvarez, Afterlife “Alvarez’s prose is magnetic as she delves into the intricacies of sisterhood, immigration, and grief, once again proving her mastery as a…

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New Books: March 2020

March 3, 2020

Here are the new releases we are most looking forward to this month, including several by CRAFT contributors!   Leesa Cross-Smith, So We Can Glow: Stories “Leesa Cross-Smith is such a beguiling writer and her skills are on full display in So We Can…

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Celebrating SANTA FE NOIR

March 3, 2020

The following is excerpted from “The Sandbox Story,” by Candace Walsh, included in the anthology Santa Fe Noir, ed. Ariel Gore. Used with permission of the author and Akashic Books.   I work at home, but my office has its…

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New Books: February 2020

February 4, 2020

Here’s what we’re most looking forward to reading this February, with a special nod to several writers we’ve published in CRAFT!   Clare Beams, The Illness Lesson “Beams (We Show What We Have Learned, 2016) takes risk after risk in this,…

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New Books: January 2020

January 7, 2020

  Welcome to 2020! Most months we roundup our most-anticipated new fiction releases. January has a bounty!   Megan Angelo, Followers “If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo.…

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