New in March: Jeanette Winterson, Abdellah Taïa, Martin Duberman,and Jonathan Galassi

New Month! New Books! This March you can pick up new releases from Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Galassi, Martin Duberman, Madeline Miller, and Abdellah Taïa.

  • This month,  famed English author Jeanette Winterson will release her long-awaited new memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?  The book chronicles Winterson’s turbulent relationship with her adoptive Pentecostal mother and growing up in a working-class town in northern England in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Semiotext(e) is releasing the English translation of Abdellah Taïa’s autobiographical novel  An Arab Melancholia. Taïa is the first openly gay autobiographical writer published in Morocco. The novel maps  ” the emergence of Abdellah Taïa’s identity as an openly gay Arab man living between cultures. The book spans twenty years, moving from Salé, to Paris, to Cairo….”
  • Madeline Miller’s debut novel Song of Achilles  is an inspired retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War.  An epic love story in the vein of Mary Renault’s classic novels, the book is a ” tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart…”
  • Also this month expect new releases from noted gay historian Martin Duberman, novelist Carol Anshaw, and publisher and poet Jonathan Galassi.

As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.







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