TRANSPLANT: A MEMOIR by Bernardine Watson, 2023 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Nonfiction Prize-winner.
Named one of the ‘5 over 50 Debuts’ by
Poets & Writers Magazine!
Named one of the NPR Books We Love in 2023!
“Dine says she wrote the book in part to raise awareness about kidney disease and the needs of the less fortunate among us. That and the love story make
it well worth the read.”Washington Post, October 2023
More details here.
Special Reading Guide for Book Clubs here!
2023 Jean Feldman Poetry Award Winner -Leda’s Daughters by K. Avvirin Berlin
BAD QUESTIONS by Len Kruger, Winner of the Washington Writers’ Publishing House’s 2023 Fiction Award.
Named one of the Foreword Indie Fiction Finalists!
“A remarkable job…Perhaps there are no good answers to bad questions — only a continuous ‘coming of age’ one granting small mercies to those we lose and to the teenager each of us leaves behind.—Washington Independent Review of Books, October 2023
 “Novels that are funny and truly sad are rare, but Washington metro area writer Len Kruger’s Bad Questions is one…” –Washington City Paper, October 2023
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Special Reading Guide for Book Clubs here!
More details on AGUAS/WATERS here

Aguas/Waters is obsessed with dichotomies; the relationship between earth and space, the thin film between strangers and people we think we know, the struggle between naked truth and blissful ignorance, the heartache between presence and absence…” Pepper Cunningham, Mayday review

“Aguas/Waters, which will be published on May 16… places Avero’s original poems next to Colson’s translations, which are stunning in their ability to bring the melody and magical realism of Avero’s Uruguayan Spanish into coherent English-language poems…” — Ella Feldman feature interview with Miguel Avero and Jona Colson in The Washington City Paper. Read the entire feature here.

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