ASP Autumn 2019 Lineup
As ASP has taken 2018 to prepare for a huge 2019 season, let's take a look at what's coming up!
Linda Watanabe McFerrin: Writer, poet, journalist, world-traveler. Linda Watanabe McFerrin has had a truly extraordinary career and a major impact on us at ASP. From her early poetry collection The Impossibility of Redemption is Something We Hadn’t Figured On, to her wonderful short story collection, The Hand of Buddha, and to her latest, a Zombie tale about identity titled Dead Love, Linda has always striven for something new, resonant, and universal. Which is why we are so excited to be publishing in 2019 a compendium of her best work up to this point in one beautiful and economical Legacy Edition.
Reuben Jackson: poet, jazz scholar, social media raconteur. We at ASP are enormously excited to be publishing Reuben's newest collection of poetry, scattered clouds. Contained in the same new volume will be a re-issue of his first collection, fingering the keys, which Joseph Brodsky chose for the Columbia Book Award.
Joanna Biggar: Novelist, Essayist, Teacher, World-Traveler. Joanna Biggar's first book, the stunning That Paris Year, follows a group of young American women on their year-abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her follow-up, out for ASP in 2019, is Melanie's Song a novel which follows the most reticent of the group, Melanie, up the California Coast-line during the 1960's cultural revolution. We at ASP are so excited to jump back into Joanna's world.
*Fun Fact* James J Patterson, co-founder of ASP, met Joanna at an essay writing workshop she was teaching in DC. There she introduced Jimmy to Michel de Montaigne and the power of the personal essay. Lovers of the personal-essay have since been "rejoicing."