Pierce Alquist

Pierce Alquist is a transplanted New Yorker living and working in the publishing scene in Boston. Don’t worry if she fooled you, the red hair is misleading. She’s a literature in translation devotee and reviewer and lover of small, independent presses. A voracious traveler and foodie, you can find her in her kitchen making borscht or covered in red pepper paste as she perfects her kimchi recipe.

What Literature Do We Study From the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s?

What books from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s are being assigned in college-level literature classes? The results might surprise you!

2023 PEN America Literary Awards Longlists

The 2023 PEN American Literary Award Longlists have been announced! This year’s awards will confer $350,000 to more than 100 writers.

PEN America Town Hall Asks “Do Publishers Have a Moral Obligation to Diversify Literature?”

PEN America hosts a town hall meeting on whether publishers are obligated to diversify their literature.

Court Blocks Merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster

A Federal Court has blocked Penguin Random House's acquisition of one of its main rivals, Simon & Schuster.

Fall 2022 New Releases: In Translation

Thrilling debuts, stunning poetry collections, and so much more―check out these fall 2022 new releases in translation, including Seven Empty Houses!

2022 Booker Prize Winner Announced

The Booker Prize has announced that its 2022 winner is The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka.

2022 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner Announced

The Swedish Academy has awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature to acclaimed and beloved French writer Annie Ernaux.

Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Strongly Oppose Book Banning According to National Poll

In anticipation of Banned Books Week, EveryLibrary Institute conducted a poll that found that the majority of voters oppose book banning.

Hot Summer 2022 New Releases by Women in Translation

August is Women in Translation Month! Celebrate with these hot summer 2022 new releases by women in translation, including Witches by Brenda Lozano, translated by Heather Cleary.

2022 Booker Prize Longlist Announced

Chosen from 169 novels, this year's longlist is comprised of 13 novels that span the globe and the decades.