It’s Time to Read More Translated Books!

This post is part of the Reading Writers of Color 2021 challenge hosted by Lonely Cryptid Media’s staff writer and editor, Dan Michael Fielding. Why aren’t we reading translated books? According to Literary Hub in 2016 less than one percent of new books published in English had been translated from another language. Of those that … More It’s Time to Read More Translated Books!

The Powerful Short Stories of Nana Nkweti’s Walking on Cowrie Shells

This post is part of the Reading Writers of Color 2021 challenge hosted by Lonely Cryptid Media’s staff writer and editor, Dan Michael Fielding. I got to enter a public library a few weeks ago. It was bizarre, almost surreal, to be in a public place again after over a year stuck at home. I … More The Powerful Short Stories of Nana Nkweti’s Walking on Cowrie Shells

Celebrating Award Winning Authors for the Reading Writers of Color Challenge

This post is part of the Reading Writers of Color 2021 challenge hosted by Lonely Cryptid Media’s staff writer and editor, Dan Michael Fielding. In 2019 it had been five years since a woman had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The Pulitzer’s statistics have been getting worse over the previous few decades, going … More Celebrating Award Winning Authors for the Reading Writers of Color Challenge

Superb Science Fiction in Supernova Era by Cixin Liu

This post is part of the Reading Writers of Color 2021 challenge hosted by Lonely Cryptid Media’s staff writer and editor, Dan Michael Fielding. In one year the adults will be gone, and children shall inherit the Earth.  In Supernova Era humanity enters a new age. Only 8 light years away a star escaped our … More Superb Science Fiction in Supernova Era by Cixin Liu

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation: Book Review

This post is part of the Reading Writers of Color 2021 challenge hosted by Lonely Cryptid Media’s staff writer and editor, Dan Michael Fielding. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a powerhouse of a writer and a brilliant thinker and analyst of the American political scene. In this updated version of her first book, Taylor asks and answers … More From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation: Book Review