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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.


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.


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.


Announcing the 2021 Writing Fellows

March 27, 2021

We're thrilled to announce the 2021 A Public Space Writing Fellows.


“The Metaphor Game” by John Francis Istel

March 9, 2021

The Academy for Teachers' Stories Out of School 2021 Flash Fiction Contest Winner, selected by Jonathan Lethem

Judge's Citation: Out of a superb batch of teacher-short-shorts, I finally had to settle on “The Metaphor Game”. It has verve, compression, surprise, and courage on its side—everything you want, in barely three pages. The irony is deft, and it makes a fierce commentary on its social-justice theme and also the current state of disrepair in the world of metaphor.


Cristina Rodriguez Joins A Public Space Staff

February 18, 2021

Cristina Rodriguez is joining A Public Space as Marketing and Sales Director.


The 2021 A Public Space Editorial Fellowships

December 7, 2020

A Public Space is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 Editorial Fellowship, a program for aspiring editors, will open on January 1.


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