Friday, July 8, 2016

UPK Book Selected for 2016 “Most Anticipated” List

Rion Amilcar Scott’s collection of short stories, “Insurrections,” published by the University Press of Kentucky, has been selected for the “Most Anticipated” list for 2016 on the prestigious online book magazine The Millions, described by The New York Times as “the indispensable literary site.” The magazine has been featured on NPR and in The LA Times and The Village Voice. See here:

Scott’s stories, which have been described as “raw, edgy and unrelenting,” are set in the fictional town of Cross River, Maryland, a historic African American settlement. The volume is published by the University Press of Kentucky in the “New Poetry and Prose” series, edited by Lisa Williams of Centre College, Danville, Ky., who has described “Insurrections” as “a wildly impressive and ambitious collection of stories.” The author, Rion Scott, lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and is lecturer in English at Bowie State University.

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