Long Live the Black Minutes!

The Black Minutes has made the Longlist for the 2011 Independent Booksellers Choice Awards.

“We had a last minute rush of votes and it got pretty exciting,” explained Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson. “It was so close that we wound up extending the list to 36 titles from 29 different independent presses.” Johnson said votes came in from many of the country’s most prestigious bookstores, including St. Marks Book Shop and Word in New York, 57th Street Books in Chicago, City Lights and Green Apple Books in San Francisco, Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, and Book Soup and Skylight Books in Los Angeles.

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(A suggestion: Might be a good idea to mention the translators of books on the Longlist. Just sayin'.)