Book Picks 2013: The Salon Readings at City of Asylum

by Sampsonia Way    /  December 20, 2013  / No comments

In light of the holiday season, Sampsonia Way is excited to present our readers with a list of recommended reading from City of Asylum/Pittsburgh’s 2013 literary events. In the last year City of Asylum/Pittsburgh has held nineteen different literary events featuring writers, journalists, and translators.

Each of the books below was written, edited, or translated by one of the writers of City of Asylum/Pittsburgh’s Salon Readings. Click on the book to purchase it on Amazon.com.

Recommended Reading


Bénarès
by Barlen Pyamootoo
BUY →


The Polish Boxer
by Eduardo Halfon
BUY →


Let Her Rest Now
by Vijay Nair
BUY →


Noirness
by Boulet
BUY →


300 Yaş Konuşması
by Tarık Günersel
BUY →


The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout
BUY →


For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese Prison
by Liao Yiwu
BUY →


No Enemies, No Hatred: Selected Essays and Poems
by Liu Xiaobo, edited by Tienchi Martin-Liao, Perry Link, and Liu Xia
BUY →


Hardheaded Weather
by Cornelius Eady
BUY →


The Undertaker’s Daughter
by Toi Derricotte
BUY →


Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary
by Harryette Mullen
BUY →


Sanctificum
by Chris Abani
BUY →


La casa del dragon
by Israel Centeno
BUY →


A Reluctant Survivor
by Sridala Swami
BUY →


Crazy Brave: A Memoir
by Joy Harjo
BUY →


Operation Massacre
by Rodolfo Walsh, translated by Daniella Gitlin
BUY →


Private Pleasures
by Hamdy el-Gazzar
BUY →


Baumgartner’s Bombay
by Anita Desai
BUY →


Gelukkig zijn we machteloos
by Ivo Victoria
BUY →


HHhH: A Novel
by Laurent Binet
BUY →


About the Author

Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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