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November 2016 News

In The New York Times Book Review, Terrence Rafferty writes of Michelle de Kretser's novella, Springtime, "This is a gorgeous, delicately surprising piece of writing. . . . It's like spirit photography, all fuzzy outlines and unaccountable light: a snapshot of something that may or may not exist." In The New Yorker online, Lucy Ives discusses unconventional historical fiction, highlighting Danielle Dutton’s Margaret the First. Ultimately, Ives concludes, “Dutton's work serves to emphasize the ambiguities of archival proof, restoring historical narratives to what they have perhaps always already been: provoking and serious fantasies, convincing reconstructions, true fictions.”

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Summer 2016 News

Terrence Rafferty in The New York Times Book Review writes of Michelle de Kretser's ghost story, Springtime, "This is a gorgeous, delicately surprising piece of writing. . . . It's like spirit photography, all fuzzy outlines and unaccountable light: a snapshot of something that may or may not exist.”  Springtime is also one of Vox's "18 New Books to Read this Summer." Constance Grady writes, "It’s slight enough to finish in one sitting, but restrain yourself: Savor every word of it." In The New Yorker online, Lucy Ives discusses unconventional historical fiction, highlighting Danielle Dutton’s Margaret the First. Ives writes, “There are no poisonings, no clavichord-backed avowals of love. There are, instead, vivid, episodic bursts of narration, recounting a birthday party, the teasing of her by...

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May news

Our anthology of surveillance-themed fiction, Watchlist, is a book for our times. See contributors Aimee Bender, Alexis Landau, Miles Klee, Bryan Hurt, and Cory Doctorow read at Skylight Books in Los Angeles on 6/2/16. In The New Yorker online, Lucy Ives discusses unconventional historical fiction, highlighting Danielle Dutton’s Margaret the First. Ives writes, “There are no poisonings, no clavichord-backed avowals of love. There are, instead, vivid, episodic bursts of narration, recounting a birthday party, the teasing of her by siblings, and Margaret’s time at court in Oxford, after the revolution interrupted her aristocratic family’s bucolic life.” Ultimately, Ives concludes, “Dutton's work serves to emphasize the ambiguities of archival proof, restoring historical narratives to what they have perhaps always already been:...

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Catapult Books: April News

Vexation Lullaby was selected by Boris Kachka of NYMag.com’s Vulture as one of “8 Books You Need to Read This April.” This Spring, we’ve also published the novella Springtime by Michelle de Kretser, which earned a spot on Amazon’s Kindle Select “25 Exciting Books for this Week.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune says of Springtime: “Each bite-sized chapter of this charming book is punctuated by a revelation.” Margaret the First, which Literary Hub’s Jonny Diamond described as “a perfect dagger of a book,” was reviewed by Katharine Grant in The New York Times Book Review: “The duchess herself would be delighted at her resurrection in Margaret the First. . . . Dutton expertly captures the pathos of a woman whose happiness...

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