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Exclusive interview with William Least Heat-Moon, Greenfather giveawy, new crazy Punk Avenue merch, and more.
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We love February! We are putting the final touches on our Spring books, sorting and reading the massive stack of brilliant submissions we received for our annual Dada journal, Maintenant, and marveling at the incredible work of Three Rooms Press authors past and present. In this issue of News & Notes, we are honored to feature an exclusive interview with  one of our newest collaborators: renowned Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon, whose debut novel, Celestial Mechanics, will be out this April (in hard cover!) on Three Rooms Press. Enjoy!

Exclusive Interview

Writing a "Blue Highways" of the mind:

William Least Heat-Moon on technology, ethics, and the need for new answers in a world of deep division

Word is getting out that this April, renowned Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon will see publication of his debut novel, CELESTIAL MECHANICS on Three Rooms Press. Booklist calls it “An entrancing journey toward deeper insight into the cosmos, an exploration readers will share and savor with every masterfully crafted sentence." After publishing eight bestselling books of some of the most interesting travel-related nonfiction ever, what led Heat-Moon to at last create a brilliant work of fiction? And how can fiction help bridge the growing divisions in modern society. Three Rooms Press co-director Kat Georges has a very candid discussion with one of the most imaginative and interesting authors at work today. READ MORE
Photo of William Least Heat-Moon (c) Joe Mabel
GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! Win an advance copy of the debut novel of William Least Heat-Moon, CELESTIAL MECHANICS, via Goodreads. CLICK HERE. Ends Friday, Feb 3 at midnight!

Valentine’s Literature Lovers Giveaway

The folks at Three Rooms Press love books! We also love our readers! And authors! So in honor of the National Day of Love, Valentine's Day, we are creating a massive exclusive giveaway to show our love. A chance to win our acclaimed Fall 2016 library, including This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the ApocalypseCrime Plus Music: An Anthology of Music-Themed Noir, and Exile on Bridge Street, with a single tweet! See: Twitter is so filled with hate these days, we want to take it over with tweets of love! So, to enter our contest simply tweet your response to the question: Why are books your true love? And tag us @threeroomspress. We will read all of responses and pick one lucky winner from the best of the best at midnight (EST) on Valentine's Day. We will also feature some of our favorite responses on our website and in our next newsletter.
What happens when you fuse The Godfather with grapefruit? Crime with cauliflower? Killers with kale? THE GREENFATHER! the debut novel of Emmy-nominated late night comedy writer John Marshall. GOODREADS GIVEAWAY ends Feb. 9. CLICK HERE to enter.

Backlist Spotlight

At age 22, she made sure Equal Rights was written into Japan's Constitution 

Beate Sirota Gordon—the feminists' feminist: Why her legacy is more important now than ever 

On January 21, 2017, an estimated 4.8 million people—on seven continents, in 600 cities—took part in the Women’s Marches, to "send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights." To stand up for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, rights for people with disabilities, separation of church and state, environmental issues, the funding of the arts, and so, so much more. Beate Sirota Gordon, whose life and legacy is the subject of Last Boat to Yokohama (Three Rooms Press, 2015), would have been proud. READ MORE

Meet Me on Punk Avenue!

Punk Avenue merch is here! In celebration of the upcoming release of PUNK AVENUE: Inside the New York City Underground 1972-1982 by Phil Marcade (preface by Debbie Harry; foreword by Legs McNeil) we've designed a big batch of exclusive merch that will blow you away! Crazy coffee mugs, hoodies, buttons, and more to come. The most fun you'll ever have window shopping, guaranteed.
EVENT CORNER

The Art of The Dead

Three Rooms Press present a night of spoken word and music about Death in conjunction with the release of the incredible new book and art show ICONS IN ASH by Heide Hatry. Guest include Emmy award winning writer/filmaker Anthony Haden-Guest, renwoned art critic Eleanor Heartney, award-winning art & design journalist Claudia Sternberg, author/educator and former director of the Bard College museum Linda Weintraub, plus spoken word by poets Jane LeCroy, Jennifer Elster, and Thomas Fucaloro, with death songs by musicians Dusty Wright and Robert Brashear. Friday, Feb 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC. Admission: $10 (includes a free drink) READ MORE.

Exile on Bridge Street shortlisted for Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction

EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET, the compelling novel of Brooklyn’s early 20th century Irish community by Eamon Loingsigh, was shortlisted for the 2016 David J. Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. The prize is offered annually to the best book in American historical fiction that is both excellent fiction and excellent history. Big congrats to Eamon!
 

Weird Girl and What's His Name named to 2017 Rainbow Book List

WEIRD GIRL AND WHAT'S HIS NAME, Meagan Brothers' award-winning LGBT YA novel, was recently selected for the important Rainbow Book List of the Amercican Library Association. The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. Congrats to Meagan!

MEET OUR SPRING 2017 BOOKS:

CELESTIAL MECHANICS, William Least Heat-Moon's debut novel; THE GREENFATHER, a hysterical satire by TV comic genius John Marshall; and PUNK AVENUE, the wild memoir of Punk Rock insider Phil Marcade. Download our free catalog here
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