On Sunday September 18, Restless Books will be at one of our favorite literary events, the Brooklyn Book Festival. Come find us at Table 334, amid a great literary neighborhood: New Directions, Europa, The Nation, Archipelago, Center for Black Literature, Center for Fiction.
A few of our authors will be at the festival as well: Yoss, author of Super Extra Grande and A Planet for Rent, Tash Aw, author of The Face: Strangers on a Pier, and Deepak Unnikrishnan, author of Temporary People. All three will be signing books and galleys at our booth. Yoss and Tash will also take part in two panels: at 4:00pm, Yoss will join Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue and Chilean Carlos Labbé in a panel moderated by noted Bolaño translator Natasha Wimmer called "From Sci-Fi to Meta (and Heavy Metal): New Dimensions in Latin American Fiction," and at 5:00pm, Tash will join authors Nicole Dennis-Benn and Jonas Hassen Khemiri at an event called "On Identity and Sexuality."
Authors will be signing books and galleys at the Restless booth: Deepak Unnikrishnan, winner of the Prize for New Immigrant Writing, at 11:00 am; Yoss at 1:00 pm; and Tash Aw at 3:00 pm.
Plus, don't forget to check out Yoss's Brooklyn BKBF Bookends event co-hosted by BOMB Magazine—"Cuban Heavy Metal Sci-Fi"—at Issue Project Room on Thursday, September 15.
The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
When: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Translated from the Spanish by David Frye
“Intergalactic space travel meets outrageous, biting satire in Super Extra Grande…. Its author [Yoss] is one of the most celebrated — and controversial — Cuban writers of science fiction…. Reminiscent of Douglas Adams — but even more so, the satire of Rabelais and Swift.”
—The Washington Post
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060563 • Publication: 6/7/16 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 160 pages • Science Fiction: Cuba / Comedic / Space Opera • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060266
Translated from the Spanish by David Frye
“A Planet for Rent is the English-language debut of Yoss, one of Cuba's most lauded writers of science fiction. Translated by David Frye, these linked stories craft a picture of a dystopian future: Aliens called xenoids have invaded planet Earth, and people are looking to flee the economically and socially bankrupt remains of human civilization. Yoss' smart and entertaining novel tackles themes like prostitution, immigration and political corruption. Ultimately, it serves as an empathetic yet impassioned metaphor for modern-day Cuba, where the struggle for power has complicated every facet of society”
—NPR, Best Books of 2015
Paperback List Price: $15.99 • ISBN: 9781632060365 • Publication: 6/2/15 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 272 pages • Science Fiction / Cuban Literature • Territory: World English • eBook ISBN: 9781632060082
by Tash Aw
“Tash Aw’s The Face, so wise and so well done, made me wish it were much longer than it is.”
—Chimamanda Adichie, The Guardian's Best Books of 2016
From the the award-winning author of Five Star Billionaire and The Harmony Silk Factory comes a whirlwind personal history of modern Asia, as told through his Malaysian and Chinese heritage.
Paperback List Price: $9.99 • ISBN: 9781632060457 • Publication: 3/1/16 • 4-1/2" x 6” • 80 pages • Memoir / Personal Essay / Southeast Asia • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632060594
By Deepak Unnikrishnan
"Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632061423 • Publication: 3/14/17 • 5.5” x 8.25” • 224 pages • Fiction: Middle East—United Arab Emirates / Immigration / Globalism / Literary • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061447