Tolstoy Together 2021

July 28, 2021

This September, when Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace with Yiyun Li is published by A Public Space Books, join us for an encore book club to read Tolstoy's epic novel.


“No-man’s-land”: 5 Questions with Valeriya Kipnis

July 26, 2021

"I’ve always encapsulated my experience, and my family’s experience, of immigrating to New York but living within the confines of a tight-knit Russian émigré community, as a place that is not exactly American and not exactly Russian, a 'no-man’s-land.'"

Valeriya Kipnis, recipient of the 2021 Bette Howland Nonfiction Prize for her essay "Little Yellow Pills," shares some of the thoughts and inspirations behind her writing.


Little Yellow Pills

Valeriya Kipnis July 26, 2021

"For the last twenty-six years, my family has taken up residence in a nuanced no-man's-land—a place that is not exactly American and not exactly Russian. It is neither or, really."

We are pleased to share Valeriya Kipnis's "Little Yellow Pills," the 2021 recipient of the Bette Howland Nonfiction Prize.


Open Call

July 23, 2021

In connection with the Editorial Fellowship program at A Public Space, we are pleased to announce an open call for a special portfolio in the magazine to be edited by Miguel Coronado.


Meet the Author: 6 Questions with Paul Lisicky

July 13, 2021

"At some point, the discussion takes on a life of its own, which comes about from collaborative energy directed toward a single point."

Get to know the author Paul Lisicky, who will lead us in reading Qiu Miaojin’s Notes of A Crocodile in the July edition of #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs, as he discusses his favorite books and the power of literary communities.


Paul Lisicky | Qiu Miaojin

June 17, 2021

Read Qiu Miaojin's Notes of a Crocodile with Paul Lisicky in the July edition of #APStogether.


Meet the Author: 7 Questions with Annie Coggan

June 10, 2021

“I really do believe in the power of a drawing to ignite the imagination.”

Get to know contributing editor Annie Coggan as she shares her favorite books, and the designers that have shaped her work.


For Friederike Mayröcker

Alexander Booth June 7, 2021

"Yours, I think, shall forever be, for me, inextricable from a certain song of snow and wander."

Alexander Booth, translator of Friederike Mayröcker's The Communicating Vessels, pays tribute to the late Mayröcker, who passed away June 4, 2021 at the age of 96.


The Story of Making Art

May 20, 2021

"Paintings do age, like people, but more slowly. Their meaning ages too."

Anne Elliott, author of The Artstars: Stories, discusses what inspires her, from Toni Morrison and W. G. Sebald to art history and performance art. She looks at the stories behind the making of art and the usefulness of ekphrasis as a narrative vehicle in her writing.


Meet the Author: 6 Questions with Elisa Gabbert

May 7, 2021

Get to know the author Elisa Gabbert, who will lead us in reading W. G. Sebald’s The Emigrants in the June edition of #APStogether, our series of virtual book clubs, as she discusses the books and writers that excite her.


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