TBQ’s Best Small Press Publications of 2013

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You saw our favorite books of 2013 — now take a peek at our picks specifically put out by the small presses we love.



American Songbook, Michael Ruby (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Interrobang, Jessica Piazza (Red Hen Press)

Urban Tumbleweed, Harryette Mullen (Graywolf Press)



CommentaryMarcelle Sauvageot; translated by Christine Schwartz Hartley and Anna Moschovakis (Ugly Duckling Presse)

It’s No Good by  Kirill Medvedev; Translated by Keith Gessen with Mark Krotov, Corey Mead, and Bela Shayevich (Ugly Duckling Presse)



A Questionable Shape, Bennett Sims (Two Dollar Radio)

The Revolution of Every Day, Cari Luna (Tin House)

Mother GhostCasey Hannan (Tiny Hardcore Press)

Half the KingdomLore Segal (Melville House)


*See our 2013 staff list for two extras: The Gorgeous Nothings from New Directions and The Riot Grrrl Collection from Feminist Press

*And for good luck, a few we’re excited to get our hands on in the new year:

  • Unmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein (Akashic, Jan 2014; debut novel and debut of Kaylie James Books imprint)
  • The Expedition to the Baobab Tree by Wilma Stockenstrom, translated from the Afrikaans by J. M. Coetzee (Archipelago, Feb 2014)
  • In the Course of Human Events by Mike Harvkey (Soft Skull, May 2014; debut novel)


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