2018: A Year of Milestone Achievements for 3RP
While 2019 may be our silver anniversary, 2018 was a year of gold! Check out these notable achievements.
- THE OBAMA INHERITANCE: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, edited by Gary Phillips, took home the 2018 Anthony Award for Best Anthology at Bourchercon. The book also won a Bronze Award in the Foreword Reviews 2018 Indie Awards for mystery books.
- QUIVER: A NOVEL, by Julia Watts, is the 2018 Fall OKRA pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, and a VOYA perfect 10 (an honor awarded to less than 2% of their reviewed books!).
- FLORIDA HAPPENS: Tales of Mystery, Mayhem, and Suspense from the Sunshine State, edited by Greg Herren, was the only anthology to be included in the South Florida Sentinel‘s Best Mysteries of 2018.
- DON’T HIDE THE MADNESS: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg, edited by Steven Taylor was released this fall in a gorgeous hardbound edition with cover by famed illustrator Robert Crumb. Incredible launch parties took place in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge and Los Angeles at Beyond Baroque. Click links to check photos. And if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, save the date–Tuesday, February 5th–for our launch event and Burroughs birthday celebration at famed City Lights Bookstore.
- TIME AND TIME AGAIN: Sixteen Trips in Time, by Robert Silverberg, earned multiple starred reviews this year, from outlets such as Booklist and Foreword Reviews.
- 4-CITY EUROPEAN DADA TOUR: MAINTENANT 12, the latest edition of our annual dada journal, was the focus of a tour through four European cities including Bilbao, Spain; Florence, Italy; Paris, France; and London, England. The trip included performances by more than 50 contributors to MAINTENANT, and was covered extensively by local press and social media, and cherished by the packed audiences who witnessed history in the making.
- THREE SOMEBODIES THEATRICAL TOUR: In April, 3RP co-director Kat Georges saw the release of her collection of three plays about notorious dissidents. The opener, “SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story,” which focuses on the writer who penned the S.C.U.M. Manifesto and infamously shot pop-art legend Andy Warhol, received its theatrical premier in three cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.
- DOWNDRIFT: An Eco-Fiction launch at UCLA, part of Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series. 3RP was honored to be a part of the illustrious event, featuring an exploration of the Eco-Fiction Genre in Writing, featuring author Johanna Drucker, UCLA Professor of Information Studies and the Martin Breslauer Professor of Bibliographic Studies, along with Urula Heise, PhD, a renowned environmental studies and english professor, as well as David Kipen, UCLA faculty member and founder of East L.A.’s Libros Schmibros Lending Library.
- CELESTIAL MECHANICS by William Least Heat-Moon paperback edition was released in April 2019, marking our first “full-cycle” hardback-ebook-paperback release. Read an in-depth scholarly review of this fine book here.
- LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA Persian edition released in December 2018. We are proud of our work in translation, which includes bilingual books in German, Greek, and Spanish. Our latest release is a Persian translation of the incredible story of mid-20th century feminist Beate Sirota-Gordon, who, at the age of 22, helped write the post WWII Japanese constitution, demanding that it include an article mandating equality for women. A hero in Japan, Sirota-Gordon’s story offers inspiration to women worldwide.
As we move into 25th year, we are so grateful to everyone who was a part of our past. Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!Share This!